The Huaraches are Kingston, Ontario’s finest/only purveyors of instrumental surf punk. They take the spirit of artists like Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet, Link Wray and The Ventures, add reverb, jumpsuits and impunity, then just straight-up put on a show.
To truly understand The Huaraches, see them live. This crew believes in giving audiences their money’s worth. On any given night their act could include lucha-libre go-go dancers, limbo contests, therapeutic hug sessions, and a machete. They’re high-energy. They have fun. It’s contagious. Their live show has earned The Huaraches slots at renowned Canadian festivals like Wayhome Music & Arts Festival and the Wolfe Island Music Festival.
Their 2013 debut ‘The Huaraches Ride!’ was recorded live off the floor in just one day and generated radio play on 4 continents. A follow-up, “The Huaraches Steal Second”, features the band’s instantly recognizable brand of gritty, original instrumentals, this time fully realized in the studio with support from FACTOR. Released late in 2014, it’s charted top 5 on college radio stations across Canada and has been featured on punk, surf and rockabilly playlists worldwide.
Album number three is on the way. They’re getting back at it in their buddy Zane’s backyard shed this winter with hopes for a full length release in mid 2017. Catch them at Canadian Music Week this April 18-22, 2017