Dead Coast is a brit blend of blues, surf and psychedelia, perfect pairing to coffee and scone this Sunday. You might be lulled into surf pop ease with their opener Kalamaro Dream, steel drums, strings and luau but things turn grungy soon thereafter. The tremeloed guitar intro on Just Don’t Give Yourself sets the tone for much of the album, a surf inspired boogie on acid, stacked guitars riffing on 4/4 drums with hazy vocals. When I picture their sound, they sound more at home in Desert Rock, California than the UK but whatever.
Even on straight surf pop numbers like Sorrow, Dead Coast keep things lively and interesting with deft guitar work and ripping raga organs. What I’ve Seen is a pysch garage number dropping in and out of surf tempo, what coast are we on now? They close out the album smoothly, Why Are We Still Together? These guys are seasoned rockers and their self titled release is a great peek into surf on the Brit coast.
Why are you still reading this review, go buy the album, the summer isn’t over yet babes. Still available from Lolipop Records. ~Vikram