One of the most energetic, and talented surf musicians on the scene has finally, for the first time released a few 45´s under his own name. Mike Barbwire, bandleader of infamous Swedish act The Barbwires has been writing songs and recording for several years and reflects what he´s been doing since the last release with The Barbwires. The music Mike will be performing is a mix of beautiful, trembling reverb drenched tunes straight out of the ocean, mixed with some raw, mean, vicious guitar slinging
early 60’s rock’n’roll style. Think early Link Wray for a reference combined with the magic sounds of John Barry
The last album released with The Barbwires has by many experts been considered “one of the 10 best surf albums ever recorded”, and the recordings Mike is working on will definitely not let any one down. Two brand new Mike Barbwire 45´s has been recorded and will be out on Spanish label Sleazy Records The Camel Rock 45 was recorded together with a Del-Tones style lineup with a saxophone section, piano, rhythm guitar, drums and upright bass. Its mixed with some raw, mean, pumpin late 50 . s rock'n'roll and The oriental backbeat that dominates Camel Rock sure will dominate any dancefloor, and accelerate, wail and flip the lid until the morning comes. Mike says: With this recordings I tried to dig into the sounds of the instrumental era before the surf boom with artists like: The Imps, Arthur Smith, Boots Brown, The Virtues, Preston Epps, Roland James, The Cyclones, Hot Toddy´s, The Frantics, The Royaltones, The Strangers, The Tune Rockers, Plas Johnson, The Fugitives, The Rockin R´s, The Elrondos, The Hunters, The Ramrods
The most recent release S.O.S Rockn´Roll (El Sotano Calling) 45 is a collaboration with Spanish radio program El Sotano, on National Radio 3. S.O.S Rockn´Roll (El Sotano Calling) is the new opening tune and can be heard 4 nights a week mon-thurs at 5 p.m. Its the most ambitious song recorded with Mike Barbwire so far, and he went back using the Blue Ocean Orchestra on this one. A collaboration that started on Searider on 2008.