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Video For ‘Somewhere Maybe’ from debut Album ‘Very Rarely Say Die’ released 1 April 2016       Sunset Sons are now sharing the new video for lead single Somewhere Maybe from their debut album Very Rarely Say Die, to bereleased 1st April 2016 on French Exit via Kobalt Label Services. ‘Somewhere Maybe’ is the perfect soundtrack to Spring; it demonstrates Sunset Sons’ ability to pen explosive choruses with warm heartfelt vocals. Says front man Rory Williams “We recorded Somewhere Maybe with our friend and sensei Jacquire King at the incredible Blackbird Studios in Nashville. He encouraged us to experiment...
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  Surfers are sweet. Sometimes salty, but mostly sweet. And to prove it here are some surfing-themed Valentine's cards. You can buy them from our Zazzle shop. Or if you're skint, just copy and paste one of the images below onto your Valentine's Facebook page. If that doesn't do the trick, they clearly have no feelings. Click on any image to view it in the shop.    ...
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Album released - April 1 2016 UK & European Tour - March & April 2016   Sunset Sons have announced the release of their debut album Very Rarely Say Die for April 1 2016 on French Exit via Kobalt Label Services. The album will be preceded by new single ‘Somewhere Maybe’ in February. Very Rarely Say Die – recorded between London, Nashville and their adopted hometown of Hossegor, with Jacquire King (Kings of Leon) and James Lewis (Arctic Monkeys) – will arrive amidst a 14 date UK and Ireland headline tour. The tour begins in Newcastle onMarch 23, hits London’s...
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  Admit it. We're a weird bunch. Here are six of the creatures you'll find yourself mingling with in the line up.   (Illustrations by Andi Pratt. Check out more of his crazy work here and on Instagram.)     And all together:       So which one are you? Or are you a different beast entirely? Let us know in the comments below.  ...
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  The small Scandinavian surf-inspired company Sørensen has launched a new bag range called the Stevns Klint collection. The idea behind the bags is that they can be used for both day-to-day needs, but are also ideal for carrying your essentials for a short surf trip or for a weekend away. “The bags are designed for active, stylish people who with a busy life. We spent a long time testing all the different features on the bag and are delighted with the end results”, says owner Rasmus Sørensen. The end result is a duffel bag that can be converted into a...
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  So a nice guy from Copenhagen sent us some watches to review. The brand’s called Soerensen and makes watches you can wear in and out of the water; at business meetings and the like. What was interesting though, was their target audience. The watches are designed for the ‘Gentleman Surfer’. And it got me thinking, what is a Gentleman Surfer? Am I one? I mean, I own regular suits as well as wetsuits. So I decided to find out just what a Gentleman Surfer might be. All while wearing a stylish new watch of course.   First up, I went...
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  Earlier this year C-Skins and team riders Oli Adams & Vincent Duvignac ventured across the Atlantic to the East Coast of Canada. The goal was to test new suits where the sea came as close to frozen as possible.   Kitted out in C-Skins Winter 15 suits and accessories like the new Dryknit lining, they braved blizzards, minus degrees and a frozen sea.   Read on for the interview.     Either side of the runway the snow was packed as high as the plane. Another plane actually crashed trying to land.   So what was the forecast looking like...
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      Announce UK & European Album Release Tour for March & April 2016 – London KOKO April 6 2016 New Single ‘On The Road’ (out now - http://smarturl.it/sunsetsonssplash) Radio X Daytime Playlist London Community Festival – November 3 European & UK Tour Supporting Imagine Dragons Sunset Sons have announced details for a UK & European album release tour, running through March & April 2016. The headline run will take in 14 UK and Irish dates - beginning in Newcastle onMarch 23and including a night at London KOKO onApril 6(following previous sold-out London headlines at Scala, House of Vans and...
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  We all have our own names for the weird things that go on in the water. Here are a few of our favourites.   Let us know yours and we'll add the best ones to the next installment of New Surfing Terms.                     Image sources: http://www.annievranizan.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/IMG_6319.jpg http://www.danalbertson.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/surfers_waiting_r2.jpg http://www.surfcamppeaksnswells.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/paddle.jpg https://assets.rbl.ms/133647/640x364.jpg http://stokereport.com/files/userimages/Justin_JJung_Party-Wave.jpg http://www.evo.com/promos/upload/KBIs/bad_wetsuit.jpg...
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  First up, remove that crusty old surfboard from wherever it's been hiding for the last ten years. Good places to look include the back of the shed, underneath a caravan and inside a hedge. Reminisce about the good times you had on it when you were 14.     Clean crap from board     Cut board in half with a jigsaw. Note: It's okay at this point to openly cry and whisper "I'm so sorry".     Cut a rectangular section out of one half of the board. About two fifths of the way up and half way in....
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  Two years ago, surfer Ian Battrick and photographer Tim Nunn released a book called Numb. It was a bit of a first. The subject matter was their feral cold water adventures through Canada, Norway, Iceland and Scotland. And when you look at the whole cold water movement we’re now surrounded by, it was way ahead of the curve. The book documented six years of travel, from deep snow, volcanoes and sub-zero temperatures in Iceland to encounters with bears and surviving weeks in barren wilderness in Canada. It was an instant classic; a hard-backed coffee table book stacked with images and...
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Forget everything you know about surfing. Forget everything you know about motocross. In fact, just forget everything you know. This is the most important thing ever.   ...
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  According to the company, the board hovers using liquid nitrogen-fuelled superconductors and magnets. If you know what they are please enlighten us.   "It's very confidential information but we have been studying the flying car in our most advanced R&D area...Flying car means the car is just a little bit away from the road, so it doesn't have any friction or resistance from the road." says Hiroyoshi Yoshiki, a managing officer in Toyota's Technical Administration Group.   On a side note, I can't help but wonder how much Back to the Future 2 has accelerated the development of hoverboards. I...
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You might have seen I've been following the production of the new Point Break film. But now it looks like I've been focussing on the wrong movie. I've just seen the trailer for George Trimm's new surf film Forbidden Trim, currently pitching its little heart out on Kickstarter. God I love a cheesy low budget surfpoilation movie, and this has all the trappings of a classic.   Check it out:   Longboards, check. Helicopters, check. Guns, check. Gorilla, check. Shaky super-8 camera work, check. Sure, it doesn't have the production values of the new Point Break, but the script is way...
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  Kate Barattini is the American artist behind the Animal Shred series; beautiful paintings of surfers crossbred with animals. We caught up with her to see what it's all about.       Firstly, the obvious one. How did you come up with the idea to illustrate surfers as half-human, half-animal?   Kassia Meador gets all the credit for this one.  There is a beautiful photo of her surfing mainland Mex, she's hanging heels on this perfect glassy wave with overcast skies, and I instantly saw her with monarch butterfly wings. While bringing my idea to life I couldn't stop smiling...
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  A little while ago I was surfing with a friend at our local break. We were a bit to the right of the main peak. Because there were about 30 other people over there. And after a while we noticed a funny thing. In about an hour and a half of being in the water, we’d seen a lot of waves being ridden at the main peak. But only by about five or six people. Out of about 30. It was the same few people getting the waves every time. So I couldn’t help but wonder, what’s everyone else doing?...
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  This is starting to look pretty good. They've got some fantastic extreme athletes consulting on the stunts (Laird Hamilton says he is 'known as a big wave rider'. Perhaps a slight understatement.), which seem to be almost entirely shot for real. We won't know how well it all hangs together until the film comes out on January 8th 2016, but it looks like it'll be worth the price of a cinema ticket. Even just to see so many insane stunts on the big screen. Check out the featurette above and watch the trailer below:  ...
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  There’s a bit of an in-joke here in the Westcountry that August is known as Great White Season. Not because of any sort of big shark migration, but because every year someone goes running to the papers with the story of how they saw a fin in the sea and it was definitely Jaws. And frankly, we in the surfing industry are getting a bit sick of it. Not only is every single story 90% bollocks, it’s also damaging to tourism.     Let's take a look at the Sun's front page image from above, suggesting there was a Great...
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  What will probably happen when this film is released:   There’ll be a lot of bitching and moaning about remaking a classic. Which is ultimately free publicity. The film will come out and get average-to-good reviews. And the bitchers and moaners will still get in line to see it, so they can do informed bitching and moaning afterwards. The film’s marketing department will snip the bits of the reviews saying things like “Adrenaline-fueled” and “Heart-pumping action” and plaster them all over the posters. The actual film will indeed have loads of action, overly elaborate heists and a female lead...
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  Blueprint Eyewear asked us to review a pair of their new sunglasses. So we did. But probably not how they were expecting.   We went for the Ashrock Electric Aqua (RRP £33 + p&p). See-through plastic frames and polarised lenses with solid blue tint. Firstly, let’s cover off all the standard review stuff people seem to care about: They’re strong, light, fit nicely and make the sun less offensive. Gold star. What caught our eye was the product description on the website. It says they’ll even turn your paunchy dad into a cool surf dude. Which got us thinking, how...
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  • Six Species of Surfer

      Admit it. We're a weird bunch. Here are six of the creatures you'll find yourself mingling with in the line up.   (Illustrations by Andi Pratt. Check out more of his crazy work here and on Instagram.)     And all together:       So which one are you? Or are you a different beast entirely? Let us know in the comments below.   ...

    by Alfie Hayward
    Monday, 11 January 2016
  • Surfing Valentine's Cards ~ Now you can actually buy them!

      Surfers are sweet. Sometimes salty, but mostly sweet. And to prove it here are some surfing-themed Valentine's cards. You can buy them from our Zazzle shop. Or if you're skint, just copy and paste one of the images below onto your Valentine's Facebook page. If that doesn't do the trick, they clearly have no feelings. Click on any image to view it in the shop.   ...

    by Alfie Hayward
    Monday, 01 February 2016
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