This weekend marks the 20th anniversary of the Burleigh Boardriders Single Fin competition and to help kick off events Gold Coast surf punk rockers Tokyo Beef will be launching single Idiot Box at the Shark Bar in Miami on Friday 6th January along with The Spitting Swallows, Wootton Major and Trapdoor.
Idiot Box simply put is fast paced arse-kicking rock n roll. This song is like Bruce Springsteen’s 57 Channels choca-bloc full of the go pills, with the accelerator placed to the floor. Lead singer Graeme Trenor’s sarcastic tones are strikingly like Damien Lovelock, and the tempo is very much in the style of the Celibate Rifles, Astro Wally but a completely different song, reminiscent of the hardcore skate punk of the 1990s. It’s hard not to sing along with the chorus and I dare you not too. It’s more hard paced rock n roll from the beef and they do not disappoint.
Check out the retro footage in this video clip by well known surf videographer Craig Halstead, a nice accompaniment for the upcoming Single Fin comp and Tokyo Beef gig happening this weekend on the GC.