Since the release of their ‘Shifting’ EP in 2020, The Lonely Surf are preparing to release their strongest material to date. Comprising of founding singer songwriters, Dom Wright and Matt Gibbons, alongside the returning George Fullerton on the drums and new recruit Daniel Mundy on bass, the band are set for a huge year.
Melancholic overtones sealed within infectious hooks are a trademark of the band that have gained them acclaim from mainstream media outlets (including BBC Introducing, Kerrang and Amazing Radio) and over 800,00 0 streams online. They’ve graced major festivals (BBC Introducing Live, Teddy Rocks, Gold Coast Oceanfest), toured with Ducking Punches and The Deadnotes, as well as shared a stage with the likes of The Beths, Trash Boat and This Wild Life.
Their brand of indie punk has certainly evolved over the years, with ’12 Months Out’ providing another great example of Wright’s ability to captivate the listener with instantly memorable lyricism and Gibbons’s soaring guitar melodies. Strong influences of The Menzingers, The Wombats and Bruce Springsteen are evident in a record which boasts an infectious chorus, playful indie beats and stadium-sized chords.
Speaking on the track, frontman Dom Wright said: “12 Months Out is about taking time out to reflect on tough situations and realising that you’re stuck in a cycle, doing things that aren’t helping you and not looking after yourself. It’s about ultimately letting go of things that you hold close and coming out the other side with a fresh perspective.”
The single was recorded at The Ranch Production House with Daly George in Southampton, where bands such as Creeper and The Winter Passing have captured their sound. It is being released on Disconnect Disconnect Records, an independent, UK-based punk rock label.