Founded in 2002, The Razorblades are one of Europe’s leading surf bands. They played 500 shows in Europe and the USA, released five albums and one EP, added tracks to numerous compilations and convinced tons of people that surf music is THE thing.
On their new album „Snapshots From The Underground“ the three piece from Wiesbaden /Germany cold shoulders the beach and goes into unknown territory: “We don’t see too many palm trees, beach bunnies and white beaches, when we’re on the road. It’s more an endless line of sweaty backstage rooms, beer soaked stages and sleepless nights, before we hit the road again in the van to get to the next gig. You can hear that in our new songs along with all the bands we met and listened to in the last years” says guitarist and songwriter Rob Razorblade.
Out of the board shorts and into the black leatherjacket is the new mantra of the band. Dick Dale’s twangy guitar sounds are getting punked up by grooves reminiscent of Rancid, Agent Orange and the Turbo ACs. Put some noisy feedback on top and you get a darker, more dangerous version of the classic Razorblades sound. Sorry, no Hawaiian shirts allowed…
At the moment, the band is on the road, promoting the current album „Snapshots From the Underground“ and working on new songs for the next recording, scheduled for 2015.
The Incredible Mr. Smith
If you watched too much TV in the 70s, dig old Clint Eastwood movies and cops & robber shows and prefer instrumental music, The Incredible Mr. Smith delivers the right sound for your ears: An energizing mixture of Californian Surf, Spaghetti Western Sound in the tradition of Ennio Morricone, Hillibilly Twang and wild Sixties Rock combined with a lot of guitar action between Twang, Noise & Blues. Have you ever dreamed of a guitarist that sounds like the bastard son of Dick Dale, Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix. and Jeff Beck? Your search may have come to an end.
Since 1999 The Incredible Mr. Smith released three CDs with all original music and contributed songs to a lot of compilations.
Currently you’ll find him working in his own studio and rarely on stage …