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The Shutes

The Shutes are a four-piece from the Isle of Wight who make well-crafted indie-rock with psychedelic and surf flourishes. The Shutes are Chris Jones, Michael Champion, Dave Champion and Rob Potter.

“The most far our rock ‘n’ roll joyride to leave the Isle of Wight since August 31st 1970, when Hendrix’ trailer pulled out” – NME

The band grew up on the Isle of Wight and still live and record on the island, taking their name from a long, winding pathway known as ‘the Shute’ which runs down the cliff edge to the shore near their homes.

The band formed about 5 years a go when Mike, Chris and Rob got together for a jam having met through playing in other bands. Within a few months they were playing gigs in London and released their first cd soon. The band has toured Europe three times, playing in Hamburg, Berlin, Zurich, Vienna to name but a few. They have supported the likes of The Go! Team, The Bees, Alexander Ebert and Peter, Bjorn and John and will be supporting Level 42 at Northwood Park this Jubilee weekend.

In recent years The Shutes have headlined at the ‘Barfly’ and Koko in London and closer to home have played the Isle of Wight Festival and Bestival for the last 4 years. In 2011/12 The Shutes recorded in London studios their latest release, ’Echo of Love’ which was released earlier this year.

Chris and Mike met through surfing on the Island. Mike grew up surfing around Niton while Chris’s local breaks were Compton and Freshwater Bay. It was a few years before they both realised they had a passion for music.

Mike was inspired by the likes of Raff with his retro style and Chris started surfing with people like Dougie Richards, Ian Pacey and friends.


Hurricane Katia brings a few waves to Shanklin

Hurricane Katia may have tracked north but it still delivered a few waves to us here on the Island. Last Sunday and Monday I got down to Shanklin capturing some of the action.


Postcards from Pacey

Ian Pacey is half way round the world enjoying some great waves and living the life. Ian and SJ have so far been to Singapore, Indonesia, Australia and are now in New Zealand. Here are a few images and comments from Ian. I will update as and when Ian uploads more, or you can check out all of Ian’s pics on flickr. Ian Pacey Pacey Psychedelic Surfer SJ New Zealand Australia Indonesia Bali Indicators Raglan Ruapuke Indi’s Manu Manu Bay Shipwrecks Shipwreck Bay Pataua Cover up Cover-up Noosa Dolphins Bottlenose Dolphins Alexandra Bay Broken Head Narrabeen LennoHead LennoDawn Patrol Dawn Coofs Harbour Manly Sydney Freshwater Beach Palm Beach Bondi Bondi Lineup Dee Why Warriewood Humpback Humpback Whale Cape Solander Cronulla NSW New South Wales Queensland Victoria Johanna Winkipop Uluwatu Wave machine Racetrack line up The Peak Ulus Ulu’s Cutback Air Psychedelic dancing Balangan Belangan Impossibles Sick Bingin Glass Glassy Lembongan Low tide Nusa Lembongan Medewi Balian