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Shoot The Pier - Welcome To The Beachdotdotdot
artworkThe daughter-father team of Ellie and William Sims have their act together. Ellie plays guitars, bass, drums, percussion, and occasional vocals, and William plays guitars, bass, drums, and keys. If you think that makes for a lackluster release, think again. You will be surprised at how cool these tracks are. Check them out - they're on MySpace.
Picks: Walk The Nose, 'Big Guy's' Beach Hut, Las Olas, Surf Dance

Track by Track Review


Walk The Nose dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

The guitar plays a happy summer melody in tandem with several other guitars for a layered sound. The drums are mostly subdued in the mix. They roll in the break. "Walk The Nose" is a fun coastal song with a sunny disposition.

'Big Guy's' Beach Hut dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Big splashy rock chords and great drums support a melody that's a variant of "La Bamba" in places. "'Big Guy's' Beach Hut" is a very fun track with a beach party sound.

Las Olas dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Pretty surf chords and a Spanish melody moodily play out in slow motion. "Las Olas" is haunting and very pretty. Its sound is a little sad, but new dawn optimistic. Very nice!

Surf Dance dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Surf Dance" is all surf. Rhythmic, reverbed, charming, and fun, with Ellie Sims uttering tastefully brief lines. This is a really nice track with an eighties surf feel!