March 3-9: Including Surf City and Jo Nesbø

By Diana Balham In Radio Week

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3rd March, 2012
SATURDAY MARCH 3 Surf City/Beach Pigs, Recorded Live at Roundhead Studios (95bFM, 11.00am and Friday, 2.00pm). Auckland quartet Surf City play “backwards-looking New Zealand rock” with strong echoes of the Clean and the Chills, despite their Mt Roskill roots. Not sure if those 80s bands would have got away with calling one of their songs Dickshakers Union, although the person dressed up as a bear in the accompanying video would have fitted right in. Beach Pigs are another suburban Auckland quartet whose music was dubbed “polite punk” ...

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