Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA The Seventh Wave - Always Offshore
|Sweden is home to the Seventh Wave. They have been a strictly vocal surf band in the studio up to now, though they have included live material in their performances. Their new 4 song cassette ep release includes 2 mighty nice instros. Seventh Wave are Lasse Björn - guitar / organ / vocals, Johan Hellstren - guitar / vocals, Daniel Gillstrom - bass, Lotta Björn - vocals, and Nicke Wrångberg - drums.|
Picks: Seventh Wave, Sea Breeze
Track by Track Review
Seventh Wave is a rhythmic surf track, but is not particularly remarkable. Good energy, just nothing to hang your hat on.
Sea Breeze sports the necessary glissandoes, and has the right sound. The organ is typical of Euro-surf bands, as well as a few US bands who confuse the mid sixties garage sound with the surf sound. In this case, the organ does not detract. It compliments in the same way Linda Dalley's organ work added to the sound of the Surf Raiders. I usually don't like organ, much preferring piano.