Creating definitive covers of surf standards is always going to be challenging, but what if the band has the pedigree of V2?
Classic Instrumentals is an incredible set of recordings of classic surf instrumentals by V2 (Bob Spalding and Leon Taylor of the Ventures, joined by Ian Robert Spalding and Luke Griffin). There is a lot of energy in these recordings and you hear that the band must be having a great time playing them. The production is similarly refreshing, with elegant use of space in the mix and each instrument is distinct. You really can hear the experience of the band members and imagine what V2 will be like live.
We await V2s debut release with great interest.