Side Notes | 28th May 2021

Side Notes is a weekly round up of everything and anything that catches our short attention span over the past week, coming to you live and direct every Friday.

SURF

"Maps of Home" feat. John John Florence

If it wasn't for the likes of John John, I would have stopped watching the WSL years ago, actually I have stopped watching the WSL, only tuning in specifically to see John John surf. Then along comes his brother Nathan with a YouTube channel infinitely more exciting than Brazilians fighting over beach slop to the tune of Joe Turpel trying to inject some false hype into the proceedings.



MUSIC

Black Mountain - Mothers of the Sun

The sound of early Sabbath with the aesthetic of Zeppelin, Vancouver psych-rock five-piece Black Mountain are the closest thing we have to the former. The video has everything you want and more, check out the album too.



TRAVEL

East Cape Lighthouse, New Zealand



Skate

Roman Pabich's "Sponsor Me Tape" Homies Part

Roman, the ATV of the skate world. No matter what the terrain; whether it's vert, pool, park or even a sketchy trail usually left for mountain bikers, Roman kills it and leaves no survivors. The bloody shirt at the end section just shows how hard this guy goes.