"Surf culture sticks to you like Velcro". That is what bass guitarist Jimmy Cowabunga says as an explanation of why Surge Whitewater and the Filthy Left only play surf (bombora style) music.
We met Jimmy and his fellow band members during the EXHUMED competition. They rehearse and play around Port Campbell, the cold and blustery big wave town on Victoria's wild western coast, but the band members hail from all across western Vic.
EXHUMED went to air last night on ABC 1 and took us on a journey of discovery around Australia, to meet some inspired, talented, wacky, exuberant musicians who do it for the love of it. If you caught it, you would not have seen these boys so I thought I would introduce you myself.
They may not have been nationally televised last night but they sure have won the hearts of locals and are a lot of fun to see live. They played an excellent set at our Warrnambool EXHUMED live event.
They share a simple dream, to travel up the east coast of Australia and play to some of their northern brethren, who revel like them in surfie lifestyle, music and culture. Their dream is really about their love of the surf music genre, and wanting to play to a crowd who love it and appreciate it as much as them.
So if anyone up that east coast way sees this and likes this little taster, drop me a line and lets get these boys in the green room, of a different kind!
Filmed / Edited / Directed by Emily Bissland