The Hipwaders - Music Review + Giveaway!

Today on the decks we’re spinning a few tracks from the new album “The Golden State” by Californian kids band, The Hipwaders. These guys have a super hip retro surf sound that is instantly infectious and just plain fun. The album will be released on 2 August, 2011 but here’s a sneak peek at what you can expect!

The Golden State, The Hipwaders, Music Review + Giveaway

The first song that grabbed my attention on this album is the impeccably cool “The Ramble”, a song that is impossible to listen to without breaking into your best 50s and 60s dance moves. Followed up by the indie stylings of “Hey Josie” with it’s beatle-esque harmonies, and then into the travel-dreams of Go Go Girl, this album is one fun track after the other.

Along the way, your find inspirational words wrapped up in upbeat feelgood anthems such as “Stand up to the Bully” and also some very useful advice such as “don’t get your hands near the bubble machine, it could lead to injuries or perhaps Gangrene”… from track 9, Bubble Machine PSA. However, the biggest grin for me came from track 12, So, You’re A Boy… “So you’re a boy, we know at first you’ll be unemployed. But it’s our job to care for you, and you’re tax deductible too…”

You can take a listen to a few more tracks, or pre-order the album here.

Fun Facts!
Songwriter for The Hipwaders, Tito Uquillas has been inspired and impressed by Aussie Rock since first hearing The Easybeats as a child. When he first started songwriting, he listened to a lot of Australian music including The Sports, Jo Jo Zep, Mental as Anything and The Saints. He continues to enjoy tracks from Paul Kelly, and The Hoodoo Gurus… Tito, you rock!

Congratulations to our winners, Priscilla C. and Elly. C!

CompetitionWould you like to win a super rad advance copy of The Golden State by The Hipwaders? OF COURSE YOU WOULD! We have two copies to giveaway this week. To enter the draw, all you have to do is list {in the comments section} five words that sum up your child’s personality. Two winners will be drawn on Thursday 7 July, 2011.

Bonus Prize

Are you just itching to get your hot little hands on this fabulous prize? You can snag an extra entry into the draw by sharing this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter and/or your blog. Please leave a separate comment to let us know that you’ve shared the giveaway for ease of additional entries.


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