Sunday, August 8, 2010

THE FLATTRAKKERS! High Octane Rock & Roll...

These boys are totally awesome! Check out track samples on their Myspace page (link below) and buy the CD!


Since forming in September 2004, The Flattrakkers can be found regularly playing around their home town of Newcastle (NSW, Australia), the Central Coast, and Sydney, as well as rockabilly, roots festivals and hot rod shows across Australia and at New Zealand's own 'Beach Hop' in Whangamata.

This 3 piece band has managed to turn their genuine passion for hot rods, kool cars, racin’ and ol’ speedway days into their own revved up rockabilly sound.
Mark Hawkins is strong on vocals and a seasoned lead guitarist with his pin striped Gretsch, Matt Ward is versatile on the double bass, either playin’ it or jumpin’ off it and holding it all together is Bruce “Real Skins MCoy” Findlay on drums. With a genuine look and sound of rockabilly the boys are all musically solid and together they’re tight and ready to rock. It's been said, if you're not at least tappin' your foot - check your pulse!
Performing live The Flattrakkers have their own unique sound and a versatile set list. Clear influences include The Stray Cats, Eddie Cochrane, Hank III, Johnny Cash, Sid King and Wayne Hancock to name a few.
Their debut album - HIGH OCTANE received plenty of national and overseas interest, proving The Flattrakkers are staking their claim in the rockabilly scene. There are more than a few songs about kool cars and going fast, plenty of dance tunes and if you're into rockabilly, hot rods, racin’ or cruizin' you will want to add High Octane to your CD collection.
Just released is The Flattrakkers second offering to the gods of speed “SPEEDCAR DEMON” and the boys were fortunate enough to be asked to record a tune as the “Official theme song for the Speedcar Super Series 08-09” which ended up as the title track of this album. Speedcar Demon includes 12 all new originals plus a cover of Louis King’s “Werewolf Baby”. Fans will not be disappointed with this fine follow up where the boys blend traditional sounds and rockin’ tunes to make another distinctly Flattrakkers recording.