Peter Hood and Jim Skiathitis have written a great number of The Atlantics’ releases including Bombora, Crusher, War of the Worlds, Rumble and Run and many others. However, their collaborations were not just restricted to song writing. They worked on many other projects together and in 1990 began developing an idea for a board game called Ultra-Words.
For a variety of reasons, this project was set aside for a number of years and it was not until late 2012 that they resumed development work on the game.
Now most of the work is done and they will be looking at marketing Ultra-Words as a board game and app in the near future.
Music has long been synonymous with the surfing culture. But like the trends in surfing styles and the lifestyle surrounding it, music styles in the genre have also changed. For next weekend’s first Festival of Surfing in Manly the evolving beast of surf culture will be revisited and celebrated. Read more…
Think surf rock classics and a few songs come to mind. The Surfari’s Wipeout, Dick Dale’s Miserlou, Pipeline by the Chantays and of course Bombora, by Australia’s own, Atlantics. Virtually the only successful surf instrumental band not from America. Echoing the Shadow’s Twangy Atmospheric Instrumental Sound, they were snapped up by CBS Records and became a household name with the release of their giant hit Bombora in 1963.
After completing their European tour in 2013 The Atlantics have announced their retirement from live touring.
“We wish to thank all our fans and friends that have supported us throughout the years by buying our records and coming to our gigs and concerts. It really made it all worthwhile.”