The Sine Waves will kick off our weekend on Friday night, 3rd June, at Dabadaba. If Space-Age Scientific Garage Surf Instrumentals are your thing then these four entities will be right up your planet.
The band has been experimenting with audio technology in its Hastings laboratory since 2013AD and has played regularly in their home town and Brighton, as well as Liverpool, Bath, Medway, London and further afield in Belgium, Holland and at last year’s Surfer Joe Festival in Livorno, Italy. This will be their first show in Spain.
Their 8 track mini-album, released last year, will be available at the Medway Legends Weekender or by mail order from the good people at Trash Wax Records and includes originals from their live set, plus a cover of The Fly by their heroes, The Mummies.
Although Hastings is some 40 miles due south of Medway, there is a connection. Drummer Dr Magnus Psyke aka Ian Greensmith aka Vic Templar aka Vic Flange aka Herbie Greensmith, was born in Gillingham and has played with The Rubberman 12, The Dentists, Auntie Vegetable, Armitage Shanks, Ye Ascoyne d’Ascoynes and The Senior Service. The line up also includes bass woman extraordinaire, Spectrum LG, (also of Thee Jezebels), electronics genius and mad inventor Project X on keys and theramin, plus new recruit especially for the Basque mission, Molecule aka The Mighty Atom, on guitar.
The band’s main influences are John Barry, Barry Gray, Joe Meek, The Mummies, Buzzcocks, The Ventures, and B-52s.
Here is there long deleted and ultra rare (don’t even ask!) single, Tsar Bombo aka Joe 4.
Photos by kind permission of Zig Criscuolo.