Sibling fronted Maesteg dirty pop professionals Pseudo Cool have been busy tinkering away in the studio and the first day-glo fruit of their punkish labour is their first release of 2023, ‘Sharp’s Catching Waves’, a strikingly effervescent tribute to Aberafan-born 1970s Welsh surfing heavyweight Linda Sharp.
Surf pop and punk rock have been comfortable classmates since the Ramones made their mark in Sharp’s own decade and Pseudo Cool reaffirm that spectacular alliance with spiky guitar, rat-a-tat drumming and frisky melody, proclaiming the female boarder’s fearlessly pioneering achievements in a world, fifty years ago, where insecure blokes actively discouraged women from jumping atop the waves and taking part.
Sharp went on to show them all up and win the European surfing championships twice, the British championships ten times, the Welsh championships 19 times and her South Welsh pop-fiend descendants have done her proud.
‘Sharp’s Catching Waves’ was released on Friday 11th August 2023 on all streaming platforms. We’ve put a link to the track on Spotify for you below. Have a listen, it’s pretty chuffing ace.
Also, if you’re a fan of this, you should probably give Angel Hotel a listen. Just saying.