Palmiyeler: Akdeniz (LP​​)

Palmiyler lp

Palmiyeler invites you for a drink by wavy beaches where you can enjoy their fun-psych-surf-pop sounds with serious lyrics darken by Istanbul’s genuine chaos.

Palmiyeler: Akdeniz (LP) – Edition of 250 copies black vinyl


Palmiyeler invites you for a drink by wavy beaches where you can enjoy their fun-psych-surf-pop sounds with serious lyrics darken by Istanbul’s genuine chaos.

Founded as an Istanbul based garage rock trio comprised of lead vocalist/guitarist Mertcan Mertbilek, bassist Tarık Töre, and drummer Rana Uludağ. They recorded their debut “Palmiyeler EP” in 2013 and released it on vinyl and all digital platforms in 2015. After the release guitarist/keyboardist Barış Konyalı has joined the band. They spent time touring, making videos and recording their debut album “II (Venus)” with the singles “Senden Haber Yok” and “Karbeyaz”. The LP was released by Tantana Records in 2017 as a limited edition LP and through all digital formats. Palmiyeler released their 2nd studio album “Akdeniz” including the lead singles “Derine” and “Kalbim Seni Arar” on May 25, 2018 as a digital file. Green Cookie Record released ‘Akdeniz’ as a limited-edition vinyl on May 25, 2020.

The band is recording their 3rd studio album now and going their first US tour in February, 2020.


All songs written and performed by Palmiyeler:
Mertcan Mertbilek (Guitar, Vocals), Tarik Töre Elgay (Bass), Rana Uludağ (Drums), Barış Konyalı (Guitar).
Additional musicians: Alpago Polat (Saxophone, Flute), Yasemin Yasu (Back Vocals).
Recorded and mixed by Berk Sivrikaya at Kare Muzikevi in Istanbul, Mastered by Everett Young.

The Incredible Sucking Spongies: s/t (10″​​)

The Incredible Sucking Spongies is an instrumental combo originated in 1997 in the city of Antwerp (Belgium). Their repertoire is rooted in surf music but combines influences that go far beyond the limits of the genre, resulting in an infectious and original sound. Besides the Spongies originals they also present often obscure covers. Over the years they built up a notorious live reputation, but they only released 1 limited edition album themselves in 2003: Let there be surf!..

The last few years, the band was put on hold mainly to focus on different side projects, but now they’re back in full effect with new material and a new vinyl album on Green Cookie Records. Check it out!

Filip Borms (bass); Jan Peeters (guitar); Dirk Van den Berge (guitar); Dirk Van Rosendaal (drums).


All songs by The Incredible Spongies expect:
Candid Cuban by Wim Jongbloed
Bulgar a la Klezmatics by The Klezmatics
De Collega’s by Pieter Verlinden

Filip Borms (bass); Jan Peeters (lead guitar); Dirk Van den Berge (rhythm guitar); Dirk Van Rosendaal (drums).

Guest musicians on tracks 3, 7 & 8
Chris De Weerdt (trumpet & whistling)
Danny Verleyen (tenor sax)

Recorded and mixed by Joes Brands at Sputnik Studio
Mastered by Gert Van Hoof at Cochlea Mastering
Sleeve Design by Jan Peeters

Contact and bookings
Dirk Van Rosendaal
Mobile +32 496 59 43 87
[email protected]

El Ray: Transitions (LP)

EL RAY: Transitions (LP) / edition of 300 copies black vinyl / one-sheet

Copenhagen, Denmark. Not the most likely place for a band to emerge with the obvious surfing pedigree of El Ray. The band show a versatility of sound and an ear for catchy, toe tapping melody which takes them beyond the cliches that can often be associated with the surfing genre. Combining a fresh, modern style with a healthy nod to the past, ‘surf with a twist’ El Ray have managed to achieve a new, classic sound.

Their 3 full length releases, the two 10″ inches and the singles are known to have been recorded during blizzards, far far away from the sunny side of life and Californian lifestyle. Whatever it is, El Ray is the band that keeps on giving that goosebumbing and hair raising Instro-surf!

El Ray’s merits has proved the band to be a serious contender in writing and performing modern instrumentals that would make your hifi-stereo A GO-GO!! The 4 Scandinavian Instro-surfers have build their own brand within the surfing circles since 2001. Mixing their dynamic, cool punked up surf tunes with a huge spoonful of rock’n’roll and a tad indie to make everybody happy when “it’s better to be surf than sorry”.

El Ray are always ready to invite their audience to ride the wild waves of surf in clubs all over.

Better Surf Than Sorry – it’s time to join the party!