Auckland, New Zealand’s The Don Kings play lo-fi surf rock. Fans of The Mummies and The Trashwomen will want this EP. Surfin’ Sickles was recorded live in The Don Kings’ rehearsal room and it sounds like hell; and I mean that in a good way. These guys know what’s up—on bass The Kings have Andrew Tolley (head of Kato and Perpetrator Records) who’s been putting down some mean NZ garage rock for about fifteen years now, seemingly in a vacuum. Added bonus: a nice cover of “Parchman Farm.” Well worth the investment!
–ryan (Kato, myspace.com/katorecords)