Sunday, June 9, 2013

"On the off Chance" | Release date 1st July 2013

It's been a long time coming but my latest collaborative release with Monster Monster is finally complete!

Details are:

What: Limited Edition (100) 12" Vinyl
When: 01 July 2013
Where: & selected record stores

I designed and hand screen printed all of the covers myself.. Here is a little video of the printing process (shot and edited in crank it up for full HD!):


Saturday, January 5, 2013

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Saint Surly & Monster Monster "On the off Chance" [pre-vinyl release]

Monster Monster and I have just completed and released (via our Bandcamp) our latest collaborative album "On the off Chance". This album is the cullmination of 2 years worth of jamming, recording and general beat-nerdery.. We will be releasing this album on vinyl and are hoping to have it pressed and ready by early 2013.

This album is a real progrssion of our sound following on from Out of the Woodwork, which was part collab, part split release. All of the tracks began life with us sitting in the same room, recording and constructing beats together in big jam sessions, then taking it away and working on the best bits, adding more layers and bits and pieces... So it's basically all live in one sense or another; no loops or sequences - just us getting tappy-tappy on the MPC, SP1200, sp303; Monster bashing out on the drum kit, playing guitar and some keys; and a bunch of other stuff thrown in there... [yes we used a lot of gear for this album...]

Stay tuned for the 12" version!!!

00:43 - Operator
02:40 - Substrate
03:30 - Band Practice
06:21 - Four is to Three
08:32 - Off the Küpf
09:33 - Mouthbreathers Unite
11:34 - Holly / Bolly
13:01 - Spruikers
14:50 - On-again, Off-again

19:04 - Yeah
19:59 - Implosion
21:17 - Gakken Es Ex One Fifty
21:45 - Sirens
24:27 - Errors and Omissions
26:02 - Half a Tick
26:46 - Christopher Edward Martin
28:27 - RATS
30:51 - Man Hands
31:54 - Fortitude

...Some "in the studio" photos taken in my downstairs bedroom...much drums recorded down there..

...and a recent pic from my lab for good measure...

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Saint Surly | "Abominable" 2012 | Beat Tape Out Now

I'm stoked to announce that I have just released my latest beat tape "Abominable"! This is a 15 track beat tape available both as a 2 volume limited edtion cassette pack and digital (pay-what-you-want mp3/flac):

I spent a bit of time getting the artwork together for this release and have been teaching myself to screen print [the outer sleeve is hand screen printed] as part of it which has been fun... 

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Saint Surly & Monster Monster || "I Think They Were Just Kidding" + New Website

Monster and I have a new track - "I Think They Were Just Kidding" ....

...and a new website!

We've set up a nice little Bandcamp which will be the home for SS & MM releases old and new:::

Mo-Mo has also whipped up a tidy little promo video for our new site>>>

Monday, August 22, 2011

Saint Surly & Monster Monster | Untitled Jam

Me and Monster have been getting busy in the studio working on new material... I have a spare room downstairs in my house that wasn't being used so we set it up to record some drums and stuff. Once again, this video was shot and edited by the ever talented Monster Monster..

Friday, July 22, 2011

New track - "Dayjobsoulsap"

Dayjobsoulsap by Saint Surly

my ode to staying creative whilst battling through the mundane reality of full-time work...

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Saint Surly & Monster Monster "Broadcast" - Live on 4ZzZ

Me and Monster played the above 100% live on Rusted Satelittes - 4ZzZ radio on Sunday night.. Instead of playing some older material, we decided to put something totally new together that afternoon especially for the show.. We were also recording the live audio into a dirtly little Tascam 4 track cassette recorder.

So yeah, all tapped out live with no sequences... which is how we've been constructing all our new material....which will hopefully end up as a proper release for late 2011/early 2012..

The video that Monster shot and edited for this is also pretty darn sweet... I'm loving the fisheye!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Liquid Electric

Liquid Electric FBi 94.5 gave my track "LeBunked" a nice little writeup and some airplay! Check it:

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Monster Monster sonic, video & web newness...

Monster Monster has gone live with a new, darn-purdy website which you should definitely be checking out:

He's also got an awesome new track with a video to match:

Saturday, May 14, 2011

"LeBunked" - New Beat

A new beat made on the eve of the Celtic's unfortunate demise - hence the title... I made this using a menagerie of gear: mostly sampled on the sp1200 then sampled back onto to the mpc; tapped out/programmed on the mpc; ran mpc mix thru the sp303 vinyl sim effect to master in ableton - some limiting added..

LeBunked by Saint Surly

Sunday, May 8, 2011

[Video] Saint Surly x Monster Monster - MPC2500/SP303

More video goodness from me an Monster in the studio working on new material:

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

[Video] Saint Surly x Monster Monster - layered beat video "Band Practice"

So Monster and I have started working on some new material, which will hopefully take form as a release in the near future.. And since Monster has a sweet camera and some tidy editing skills he made this video from a jam we had the other night:

This whole track was tapped out live, so some of the drums are a little sloppy as it is kinda hard to tap out a beat on the sp sometimes, but we're wanting a nice loose, organic and un-quantised vibe.. Enjoy [and stay tuned for more]!!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

[Video] Saint Surly x Monster Monster - Live on the SP1200 & MPC2000xl

Damn, Monster keeps cranking out these sweet-ass videos!

This was fun:

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Beatshow 6 & 7 [video]

Some visuals from Beatshow 6 & 7 this year. Shot and edited by Monster Monster...

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Tigermoth "The 9th Tiger" Album Launch

Friday, April 29th 8:30pm - Late!

The Step Inn Cnr Brunswick St & St Pauls Tce

$15 (general entry)/$12 (4ZzZ subscribers)

Tigermoth//AOI//Dave V//Saint Surly//Monster Monster//Erther//Hands Of Doom//8Man//Potato Master

Facebook event: click

Friday, March 11, 2011

Friday, February 11, 2011

Saint Surly - "LoFi Emporium" - SP1200 Beat Tape

After the 2010 collab/split album "Out of the Woodwork" with Monster Monster, Brisbane producer Saint Surly has returned to the studio and delved deep into the mysteries of the SP1200 (a recently acquired late 80's/early 90's 12bit sampler).

The result is a 16min beat tape called "LoFi Emporium" - a collection of 11 rough-hewn, instrumental Hip Hop beats, straight off the sp interwoven with snippets and interludes taken from various LPs in the Surly stax...

Artwork done by myself, photo's for the cover shot by Monster Monster.

This is a FREE downloadable release. Download here::
Listen:: Lo Fi Emporium - SP1200 Beat Tape by Saint Surly

Saint Surly - "LoFi Emporium" (2011)

00:00 - Intro
00:16 - "Retrofit?"
02:03 - "B33zin"
03:25 - "lo-Org"
04:18 - "Weird Hawaii"
05:21 - "Knee Beater"
06:18 - "Whurls"
07:18 - "Get Bent"
08:26 - "Roof Crawler"
09:44 - "Lone Freak"
11:11 - "Gronx[dktune]"
13:35 - "Thanks Tony"


Saturday, February 5, 2011


"Out of the Woodwork" has made a few 'best of' & 'top 10' lists for 2010!

We made “Best of 2010” on 4ZzZ’s show The Inconvenience Party.

“Send/Receive” made the “Top Tunes for 2010” on 4ZzZ’s New Release Show.

The album was second place on “Top 10 Australian Albums of 2k10” on Who the Hell (you gotta scroll to find this one).