Dawn of the Surf Guitar

January 13, 2024

For this latest release I wanted to make an album that reflects the history of electric instrumental guitar – one that resonates from the early 60s instro/surf sound, but with a modern twist. It was […]

6 Track EP

August 13, 2023

The song selection on this 6 track EP consists of tunes that I thought would require a challenge to succeed in a new setting. They are recordings that were never planned to be released, and […]

Interview: Stefan Warnqvist

February 18, 2022

Interview with Martin Cilia – part 1 Martin Cilia, who joined Mental As Anything in January 2014, has been kind enough to take the time to do an email interview for this forum, about his […]

Gig: Manly Fig, Friday 12 Nov 2021

November 6, 2021

Location/Parking: Full details hereSeaforth Bowling Club,Kirkwood St, North Balgowlah The Fig is a volunteer run, non-profit, family friendly event which supports live music and helps build community. $30 (cash only) payable at the door. Bookings. Doors open […]


September 16, 2021

Everest by Martin Cilia Lockdown in Australia has given us all time to reflect on what we’re doing. It’s been so long since I’ve had extended time in the studio instead of always being on […]

Australian Musician: Martin Cilia Delivers Everest in Lockdown

September 15, 2021

Greg Phillips Sep 14, 2021 Original Link: https://australianmusician.com.au/martin-cilia-delivers-everest-in-lockdown/ Martin Cilia, Australia’s premier surf guitarist & member of legendary surf band, The Atlantics and guitarist with Mental As Anything has spent his lockdown wisely, releasing Everest, a […]

Scarborough Hotel

April 27, 2021

Scarborough Hotel by Martin Cilia Martin Cilia is an English-born Australian musician and is best known for his songwriting skills, surf guitar tracks and also a member in ‘The Atlantics’ and ‘Mental as Anything’. For […]

New Single: Scarborough Hotel

April 27, 2021

First released for the JDMP Music Sessions. You can buy this single on Martin’s Bandcamp. The JDMP Music Sessions will run over the next few months.You will see uploads from a handful of the best […]

Guitar Speak Podcast: Episode #149 – Martin Cilia

January 9, 2021

Martin Cilia joins us to talk about a career that has seen him play with legendary Australian surf band The Atlantics, the chart topping Mental As Anything, release a number of albums under his own name and a host of other projects. […]

New Release: North Melbourne Surf Club

October 17, 2020

A year or so ago I accidently formed a surf band in Melbourne. Producer David Briggs introduced me to Tony Naylor (who I’d always admired, but never met), we had a great chat over a […]

North Melbourne Surf Club

October 17, 2020

North Melbourne Surf Club by North Melbourne Surf Club The North Melbourne Surf Club came out of David Briggs Production Workshop in North Melbourne, Australia. After finishing a project together, David Briggs and Martin Cilia got to chatting. Martin mentioned to David that […]

Burns Bison 1965 White SN.14325

March 8, 2020

I’d only seen a handful of Burns guitars when I bought this one in Perth in the mid 80s. I’d seen lots of photos and had read the Burns book written by Paul Day. It […]

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