MARIACHI DEATH SURF since 1996 – “meksikansk styrke, norsk kvalitet”
– a stunning blend of electrified swamp-R&B, garage-soul-boogaloo, rockabilly, mariachi madness, Stax instrumentals, blaxploitation sounds, surf guitars and spaghetti tunes. Featuring some x-tra ordinary contributions from a blasting horn section (who are: BENDIK BRÆNNE, HANS FOYN FRIIS & ERIK SOLHEIM), space-surf guitars from guitar virtuoso EIVIND STAXRUD, animalistic voodoo groove from SLIM SLAMMER, low bass-frequences from LARS ERIK LARSEN (which hits you where it hurts), swampy Hammond organ tones from DIDRIK LUND, wild percussion from KJETIL TEIGEN and primal fuzz-tones from guitar slinger, and head honcho; SIGNOR HAVN.
“They call their music ‘Mariachi Death Surf’, but it’s so much more. Spaghetti westerns (inc. horns), Link Wray twang, tex mex, Cramps, exotica, and garagepunk are all tossed into one redhot stew, and one third of the tunes features vocals from their masked drummer, one badass dude!” – Jens/Lowcut Magazine (dk)
– through the years they have released 6 albums, several 7 inches and have songs featured on compilations in Mexico, USA, Germany, UK, Sweden, Norway etc.
“With crunchy, twangy guitars, powerful rhythms and occasional horns, this band delivers a powerhouse sound. The originals are excellent and they also do unique takes on tunes like “Casbah”, “Lonesome Traveller” and “Shake N Stomp”. Most of the tunes are instros, but there are a few spooky psychobilly-style vocal cuts as well. This CD is a definite must-have! – Double Crown Magazine 2003 (us)
– they have toured Norway, Sweden, Denmark, U.K., Germany, Belgia, Netherland, Greece, Portugal, and they have criss-crossed Spain at several occasions. And finally a trip to Mexico took place in 2011! On their way they have shared the stage with Dick Dale, Andre Williams, The Sadies, The Hives, Robert Johnson & Punchdrunks, The Defectors, Los Coronas, Lost Acapulco, The Nomads, The Fuzztones, Hellacopters, Radio Birdmen, Big John Bates, The Hangmen, Jim Jones Revue, The Urban Voodoo Machine, Bambi Molesters, Gluecifier, Kike Turmix, Ebbot of TSOOL etc.etc.
“Not that the music is right up my alley or my cup of tea, but I sort of get impressed by the energy and the will power of a band going all the way like this.” – Håvard Hoppøyen/Luna Kafe 2007 (N)
– Los Plantronics is recording a new album at the moment and has once again risen from the grave of Alfredo Garcia and stooped headless into bigger & broader organic mexified universe, soon to be enjoyed!
“My favourite band in the whole f*#king world” – P-R Angel/The Urban Voodoo Machine (uk)