Caravana Sun’s third studio album, Guerrilla Club is an inspirational Australian soundtrack full of lush, smooth grooves rounding out their distinctive surf-rock ska vibes that make their live shows so dynamic and explosive.
The Sydney five-piece shacked up for a month at Wasteland Studios in Western Australia to team up with Eskimo Jo guitarist, Joel Quatermain, who encouraged them to look beyond representing the live show on this album and to incorporate more vocals by bass player, Ant Beard.
The result is eleven heavenly tracks that make your whole body vibrate with joy, sadness and an irresistible urge to move.
Caravana Sun have brilliantly combined instrumentals, vocals and lyrics to seamlessly communicate the album’s strong connection to home and land, of loss and longing.
From Australia’s Indigenous people on title track Guerrilla Club and dance/dub track, Open Up, to personal longing for home in lead single Eye of the Storm, Days Like These and The Tourist, to the plight of whales in the haunting and soulful Whale Song.
Regulars on the European festival circuit, Caravana Sun have spent much time away from home, as well as time in indigenous communities and actively supporting Sea Shepherd. All of which can be heard loudly on this sonically addictive album.
Guerilla Club is the perfect mix of surf, ska and dub makes this an album that’s going places. And without a doubt one of my favourite releases this year.