Instrumental Surf Rock Artist Matt Hurray Releases Second Solo Project ‘Unnecessary Commentary’


It’s taken nearly three years, but Matt Hurray has finally released his 18 track album, ‘Unnecessary Commentary’ – his second surf rock album after his 2012 album, ‘Egyptian Surfer’.

From the first song, ‘El Rollo’, you know this is going to be a compelling album. Hurray has found inspiration in the sixties surf music of bands like The Surfaris, the Tornadoes, The Ventures, and so on.
The genre is noted for its particular guitar style, and was made popular in Orange County and Southern California. It’s seen a revival in recent years, and this should serve Hurray well as he performs live throughout 2017 across the United States. His flowing guitar melodies carry with them the authentic surf rock feel, and he’s also taken his cues from the arrangements of artists such as Jack Johnson.
Find out more about Matt Hurray online on his official website, Twitter, and Facebook. ‘Unnecessary Commentary’, as well as ‘Egyptian Surfer’, is available from iTunes, and CD Baby.
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Lisa has been writing for over 20 years, starting as the entertainment editor on her university newspaper. Since then she’s written for Popwrapped, Maximum Pop, and Celebmix. Nowadays, in addition to writing for and editing Essentially Pop, she also writes video reviews for ListenOnRepeat.

Lisa loves all good music, with particular fondness for Jedward and David Bowie. She’s interviewed Edward Grimes (Jedward), Kevin Godley, Trevor Horn, Brendan B Brown (Wheatus) and Bruce Foxton (The Jam), among many many more.

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