London-based The Surfing Magazines are a rock supergroup made up of members of The Wave Pictures and Slow Club, and are releasing their second album Badgers of Wymeswold via Moshi Moshi Records on October 22nd. Dave, Charles and the lads from the band spoke with The Fountain about their new music, and their plan to record as much as possible for the remainder of the year.

TF: You have a new single out, what has the reception been like to Ten Days of Shiver?

I know Marc Riley really likes it, and I have played it to a few friends who really liked it. It’s a bit like an early REM song, something off their album Reckoning, or maybe something by Guided By Voices – at least, that was the idea.

TF: Can you sum up the record in one sentence?

Really rocking, big variety, loads of fun, make you laugh make you cry, top notch entertainment for all the family!

TF: How has the process been writing towards second album Badgers of Wymeswoldand comparing it to your first record?

The first one was more of a booze record, and this one is more of a chilled record, but other than that, pretty much the same.

TF: How did the show at Moth Club in London go, was it good to play in front of an audience again?

It was so much fun! We were so happy!

TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year?

I want to record as much as possible, I love recording. I’ve been doing a lot of recording with Billy Childish. I can’t wait to get The Wave Pictures going again, too.

TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging?

As Lemmy used to say, anywhere where they clap and yell hooray is a good venue.