There is a point – one that is approaching rapidly – that this current collection of surf pop bands will sound as dated and jaded as the generation that they’ve been stolen from. for the moment, though, it is best to act like the last days of Rome and gorge ourselves silly, in spite of the forthcoming oblivion of the gigabytes of sun drenched music that has been hoarded over the past year or so. Late to the party, but fashionably so, are Triptides, a band from the not so bodacious climes of Indiana, US.
Making sure that they’re completely relevant, the band have put out their EP on a limited run of 100, which should sell out pretty sharpish. The 6 tracks vary between messy energetic racket, a tropical take on the instrumentals of Y Niwl and a few glorious, sub-Fleet Fox numbers that are heavy on harmonies without being light on the melodic guitar than underpins it all. There’s genuine talent here rather than the kind of scuzzy, have-a-go effort you might expect of the genre, and they just about manage to get away with slumming it. They sound more like they’ve got trust funds than a wasted youth, but that’s okay.