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Surf music is back! After the huge succes of previous editions of North Sea Festival the surffrenzy takes place again in de Melkweg. It’s the fifth installment of the biggest festival in North West Europe dedicated to instrumental surf music. Apart from live shows of nine bands in the Old Hall, four surf movies will be shown in the Cinema and there’s a surf market in the Theatre.
The festival, which main goal is to promote surf music to a wide variety of music lovers, has contracted a number of bands that have never played in The Netherlands before. This year the Dutch audience can see Swedish bands The Barbwires and The Illuminators, Spanish Els A-Phonics, Italy’s Watang! and Los Fantasticos from the UK live for the very first time. Besides hosts The Phantom Four and Russian cult legends Messer Chups the Belgian surf scene is represented by The Scrammers and Humanga Danga, two bands that already blew the crowds of Pacific Parc away during one of the returning North Sea Surf Nights.
On top of the nine bands playing at the venue of course there will be surf movies again at the Cinema. The festival presents exclusive screenings of the underground film ‘Wet Dream’, about the life and search for good waves of the famours surfer and shaper Tyler Warren, and of ‘The Fisherman’s Son’, a powerful new movie of Chris Malloy (180° South, Thicker Than Water, A Brokedown Melody) chronicling surf ambassador Ramon Navarro’s rise to the top of big wave surfing, as well as his life as an environmental activist for the coast of Chili. Also the experimental 70s style movie ‘Expencive Porno Movie’, the Alaska surf adventure ‘Cradle of Storms’ and the atmospheric longboard film ‘I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night’ will be shown. Before the movies recent short films ‘Chasing Rumors’, ‘Coming Up For Air’ and ‘Waveform’ will be shown, three films with a poetic and experimental style.
In the Theater of Melkweg there will be a surf market with collectable surf records. All bands will be doing a signing session at the market after their show. At the Café renowned international DJ’s will be spinning 50’s and 60’s vinyl; DJ Zombierella from Russia (bass player of Messer Chups), DJ Kike Louie from Spain, DJ Monkey Ju from Belgium and DJ’s Groove Motions and Mz. Siren from the UK.
Green Cookie Records signs The Phantom Four
Amsterdam / Thessaloniki, 30 May 2014
Green Cookie Records is proud to announce the addition of Dutch surf legends The Phantom Four to their roster. The label will release their highly anticipated new album “Mandira” on CD on June 14th and on vinyl on September 20th. Both releases will be a cooperation between the band’s own label Mirananda Records and Green Cookie Records. The digital release of “Mandira” will be on June 11th on Mirananda Records. On September 17th Green Cookie Records will release a special digital EP with four exclusive mixes. Pre-sales for the Download and CD version, including an instant download of five tracks, has started at
“I have always been a huge fan of The Treble Spankers and since day one Phantom Frank imprressed me once again with his work with The Phantom Four. Working with Niels at North Sea Surf Radio we soon discovered we have the same passsion for surf music, especially the tracks exploring the boundaries of the genre by incorporating mediterranean, middle eastern and other world music influences. The Phantom Four are at the top of the food chain when it comes to this approach of surf music and we are therefore delighted to add them to our roster.”
Mike Papageorgiou, Green Cookie Records
“Working with Mike from Green Cookie Records at North Sea Surf Radio I have gotten to know him as a very knowledgable, passionate and driven person when it comes to surf music. With the latest vinyl releases from Dirty Fuse, Les Agamemnonz, Surfer Joe, Goggle A and Los Venturas Green Cookie Records was responsible for five of the best releases in 2013 and I consider their equally impressive “Search From Atlantis” to be the best compilation this year so far. We are very delighted and proud to be part of the roster of what we consider one of the best record labels in surf music.”
Niels Jansen, The Phantom Four
Green Cookie Records is an independent record label based in Thessaloniki, Greece. The label releases instrumental surf-rock, garage rock, rock and roll and everything in between and has an international roster of artists. Over the years they have released dozens of classic albums by renowned surf bands like Insect Surfers, Speedball Jr., El Ray, The Star And Key Of The Indian Ocean, Los Venturas, Surfer Joe, The Moe Greene Specials and Wadadli Riders. Most recently they released “Search For Atlantis”, the very first compilation with surf music bands from Greece.
The Phantom Four, follow up to the legendary band The Treble Spankers, are one of the world’s premier instrumental bands. In their 9 year existence they have done around 300 shows throughout Europe. They played every major festival in the Netherlands and have been among the headliners at the Surfer Joe Summer Festival, Surf O Rama Festival and their very own North Sea Surf Festival, the very first festival in The Netherlands dedicated to instrumental surf music. The Phantom Four is also responsible for setting up North Sea Surf Radio, the first worldwide free online radiostation dedicated to instrumental surf music, 100% commercial free.
Green Cookie records, P.O.Box 50501, 540 13 Thessaloniki, Greece
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