Surf City | Under the Radar Magazine Under the Radar | Music Blog for the Indie Music Magazine
Sunday, February 25th, 2024  


Premiere: Surf City – “NYC” Video

Remember Kids: Crime Doesn’t Pay

Oct 28, 2013

In Surf City’s new video “NYC,” the band (and by extension the viewer) learns a very important lesson: Crime doesn’t pay. More

Surf City Head Stateside

New Zealand Band’s First Ever North American Tour

Mar 10, 2011

Surf City is heading stateside for their first ever run of North American dates. We have the dates. More

Oct 15, 2010

New Zealand’s Surf City has signed to Fire Records and is ready for action with upcoming album, Kudos (due out November). They’ve already unleashed the title track, a spunky guitar track with beach-ready vocals. More


Surf City

Embrace Yr Idols

Jul 31, 2009

Sure, it’s easy to pin down the provenance of Auckland, New Zealand act Surf City’s self-titled debut EP. There are delectable dashes of Pavement-style melodies, nods to the roughshod pop of the ’80s Flying Nun roster, and elements of the stomping tribal rhythms of Animal Collective. The band’s frontman Davin Stoddard admits this, but he’s unapologetic. “Those are all bands we’re into, a common thread among us all. A song like ‘Dickshakers Union,’ we got the idea from Animal Collective, and thought it was a great song. Some people said, ‘fuck, this sounds just like Animal Collective,’ and others said, ‘we dig it, it’s a great pop song.’” More


Sep 03, 2013

Space rock’s been having a bit of an unexpected renaissance recently, what with Hookworms’ critically acclaimed Pearl Mystic and now Surf City’s sophomore record We Knew It Was Not Going To Be Like This. More