Main Beach – Dead and Buried

With airplanes missing, war over the Gaza Strip and exasperated tensions in Russia, on a global scale 2014 hasn’t been the best year. But to lighten the mood, there are some great things to grace the world – some of it from right here in the innovative Australian music scene.

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Take a cruise down the Main Beach – touring Sydney throughout August/September.

There’s those bands that feel like they know you better than you know yourself. They comfort you with words and lure you with their time. Fresh out of the water, Darlinghurst’s charming surferesque outfit, Main Bach have recently graced the Indie rock music scene and are expected to make quite a splash with their seaside ballads and collection of harmonic oooohs.

Whilst blending genres of garage, dream pop, and surf rock, Main Beach are the Australian Drums brought to you by, Tommy Simpson on vocals/guitar, Josh Watt on vocals/guitar, Reef James Gaha playing the drums and Dave Hutchinson on the bass. Their main aspirations in life are to, well, ‘Create songs that evoke memories of a less complicated time – when the surf, girls and the next big party were the only things that mattered.’ Need I say more; Main Beach is making sound waves, following right in the footsteps of The Beach Boys to Surfer Blood (and every surf act in between).

Recently their single, Dead and Burried has received, in the words of Main Beach themselves, some ‘hot blog love’ from the states. This track is so mellowed down that it almost creates the sensory feeling of falling to sleep and dreaming of old teenage surfer babe dreams from moons ago. But that’s not to say it’s dull in any way at all, this song has just the right tempo to chill out and has a nostalgic riff that guarantees you to press the repeat button. There’s one lyric that sums up just how captivatingly smooth these guys are: ‘And I don’t mind the loneliness, its just I thought, that you were mine.’

It can be difficult to describe music when there aren’t enough words to replace dreamy, melancholic, and endearing and with this said, I bring to you the wondrously laid back handful of dudes who pay copious amount of respect to chilling out and the smell of sea salt, Main Beach. The boys are playing a collection of venues in Sydney this month, the dates of which can be found below.

21 August – Captain Cook Hotel

24 August – Valve Bar (that gross looking pub near UTS)

12 September – FBi Social

13 September – Brighton Up Bar

20 September – Tokyo Sing Song



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