Label: Fire Records - FIRECD296 • Format: CDr Album, Promo • Country: UK • Genre: Rock, Pop •
· referencing We Knew It Was Not Going To Be Like This, CD, Album, AHR For Surf City’s Jekyll Island I wrote, With ever present jangling guitars, sonic reverb overlays, a solid rhythm section, and drumming that lays down a cool groove, it takes few effects to support the agreeably front and center vocals that grab your attention and hold you /5(14).
· Surf City went through some changes after the release of their debut album, Kudos, losing a bandmember and seeing the rest of the group spread across the e the upheaval, and the sporadic and nomadic recording process, their second album, We Knew It Was Not Going to Be Like This, is just as impressive and maybe even a little tighter and more immediate.8/
· The brilliance of We Knew It Was Not Going To Be Like This is in its structure. Surf City take the listener on a trip from garageland to the sunny pastures of psych-rock over the course of the album, but do it so gradually and subtly you hardly notice.
· It's A Common Life by Surf City, released Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
Aukland, New Zealand's Surf City had already proven they could master both ramshackle garage-psych and shoegazy walls of guitars on their first two releases, ′s 'Surf City EP' and ′s 'Kudos.' 'We Knew It Was Not Going To Be Like This' floats freely between these two styles, all while maintaining the influence of their kiwi pop forbears, with results that float from "stellar" to /5(5).
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