Barrelling out of the illustrious rock n’ roll crucible of Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Tshitaki are an unrelenting assault of choppy guitars offering up a groundswell of in your face, turbo charged surf rock n’ roll.
Keeping it to the bare essentials as a three piece, Tshitaki distil fuzz guitars over a tightly wound rhythm section creating a searing assault on your more genteel senses, divining their own unique brand of musical alchemy with their debut eponymous mini-album.
With the spirit of DIY infusing the recording and production of their highly anticipated sophomore album, World Keeps Turning, the band jacked up excitement levels with the release of the first taster from the LP, single ‘Surfing In The Sink’. Recalling the buzzsaw sound of the Pixies, Husker Du and Dinosaur Jr, it also demonstrates a keen ear for achingly sweet melody in frontman and guitarist’s Nik Philpott’s increasingly accomplished songwriting chops. Not to be outdone by their erstwhile singer and guitarist, Paul Mullins on bass stepped up with his first solo songwriting contribution in ‘Lean On Love’, a cornucopia of explosive riffs held down by drummer Paul Noakes’ frenetic tub thumping.
World Keeps Turning moves beyond the band’s surf punk roots, with lyrics casting their eye thematically over the effects of human interaction with the planet’s fragile ecology, from the horror of surfing in polluted waves to passing scathing comment on the repulsive world of big game trophy hunting amongst a litany of pithy observations on the less than satisfactory state of the world.
Keeping its carbon print to a minimum, World Keeps Turning will be available on all major streaming and downloading platforms, as well as a super limited release of 200 individually numbered vinyl pressings.
For more information and to grab the new release, head to: tshitaki.bandcamp.com/releases