Martin Cilia, Australia’s premier surf guitarist & member of legendary bands, The Atlantics and Mental As Anything has spent his lockdown recording new music and finding old unreleased tracks. This has resulted in a new album, Everest.
Lockdown in Australia has given us all time to reflect on what we’re doing. It’s been so long since I’ve had extended time in the studio instead of always being on the road. This has meant that I’ve had time to write new songs, but also go back and find older material that has never been released. The Everest album combines new songs along with some older songs that I recently found on old reel to reel tapes. It’s a very guitar based album with the guitar playing the tunes/melody. Everest has 11 tracks ranging from rock to blues to acoustic and even a few slightly funky moments.
Mount Everest is about as far away on Earth as you can get from the beach. I’m most often associated with surf guitar music. This album has more of a bluesy/rock feeling, somehow the same, but different from my usual Surf Rock. I hope you like it.
The album is available for presale now on CD on his website and download on Bandcamp. It will be officially released on 7th October 2021.