Matt Hurray


Recharge your mind and batteries with the brand new, adrenaline fueled EP by the extremely talented Matt Hurray, titled “Diamond Head Dumb Head”, just released this month!

The EP is part of a series which will feature a collection of carefully selected songs, which have had an impact and influenced the guitarist’s music and sound, as the first installment which is four tracks deep includes: The Rising Surf (originally performed by The Tandems), Walk, Don’t Run (originally performed by The Ventures), Monterey Sunset ((originally performed by The Hoodoo Gurus), and Penetration (originally performed by The Challengers).

Matt, who’s been making a name for himself with well produced, stand out release efforts since he began his solo career in 2012, having previously been a member of pop rock band ‘Just Plain Big’, has produced an EP which captures all the brilliant aspects that originally made us fall in love with the genre! “Diamond Head Dumb Head” is a transcendental rock experience, it feeds and provides context to the listener with a thrilling soundscape and an exhilarating performance from the maverick artist. Listening to it just once isn’t enough though, it quickly becomes an addiction and before you know it, you’ll have it playing on loop time and time again! Let it become the soundtrack to your day and see how that changes it for the better. Allow its fluidity to carry you and its electricity to charge you up whenever you’re feeling low and it’s guaranteed to uplift, you as adrenaline fills and pumps you up to heightened levels of being!

…What’s not to like? Catchy up beat vibes and on point, raw instrumental sounds? Just give it a try below and let’s see if you can handle the sauce!


Having successfully released “Egyptian Surfer” in 2012 and “Unnecessary Commentary” in the summer of 2016, Matt Hurray is back with more incredible material!

Be prepared for more off-the-wall, revitalizing, kick-ass guitar licks, as the surf rock aficionado releases a series of EP’s with covers of songs that originally influenced his music.

The first issue of the series is titled “Diamond Head Dumb Head” and it consists of four songs: The Rising Surf (originally performed by The Tandems), Walk, Don’t Run (originally performed by The Ventures), Monterey Sunset ((originally performed by The Hoodoo Gurus), and Penetration (originally performed by The Challengers).

If you’ve listened to Matt Hurray’s music before, then you know you’re in for a good time! The guitar matador is on a whole other level when it comes to finessing those chords. The transcendental connection between him and his guitar is felt by the listener… Then there's the passion, the flair, the skill and technique, the attention to detail, the controlled execution, the timing etc… all of which he makes look so easy but are probably far from…

A real pleasure to listen to, it offers a short experience which you’ll want to repeat time and time again. Whether you’re having a beer with guests, whether you’re studying for your exams, or playing it in the shower, it will have you in great spirits in zero time! Richly textured, melodically exquisite and executed with precision, it stands as a great release perfect for any occasion. With upcoming shows booked all the way through to the summer 2017 and another EP release scheduled for March 2017, the year is lining up to be a productive and fruitful one for the explosive guitarist!

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Why not take a break from the drudgery and monotony of everyday life and listen to the just released “Diamond Head Dumb Head” EP by surf rock ambassador Matt Hurray, previously covered by us?

The EP which is a reflection of Matt’s influences, covers surf songs which had a big impact on his music. It’s a relatively short but quite satisfying play full of electrifying, rich arrangements, surf moods and upbeat, fast-paced guitar narratives that will make you want to grab your board and hit the waves quicker than you think! … I don’t even surf or swim but I’m contemplating taking the plunge and don’t really care if I drown. It’ll be worth it.

“Diamond Head Dumb Head” consists of four surf classics opening up with “The Rising Surf” originally performed by The Tandems; “Walk, Don’t run” originally performed by The Ventures, “Monterey Sunset” by the Hoodoo Gurus and closing with “Penetration” originally performed by The Challengers, as Matt showcases his silky guitar skills with a fitting tribute to his inspirations.

What I like most about this album is that it is a mood-setter. It can be played in any occasion and still be unbelievably satisfying! It doesn’t really matter whether you’re entertaining friends or relaxing on your own, the EP’s soundscape promotes good vibes, sonic comfort, motivation and it can even spark creativity or enhance productivity!

“Diamond Head Dumb Head” is sure to get everyones mood going and make everyone wanna dance like Umma Thurman in Pulp Fiction… you know, when she’s dancing with John Travolta doing the two fingers across the face thing…

On a more serious note, you can’t go wrong with surf instrumentals and this EP release by Matt Hurray proves just that! Give it a listen below and stay tuned for the artist’s next EP release of the series, scheduled for next month :)