Pipeline Instrumental Review Issue 127

March 7, 2024

The latest album from Australian guitarist Martin Cilia, best known to us as the lead player with The Atlantics, packs quite a punch. Martin recorded all of the guitar parts himself but was joined by […]

Continental Magazine Review

March 7, 2024

This 2024 release by Australian guitarist Martin Cilia, despite the title, is really a journey from the beginnings of surf and instrumental rock instrumentals all the way to today’s modern surf sound. As you listen […]

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 […]

Night Star in Vintage Guitar Magazine

December 24, 2019

Enjoy Australian surf legend Martin Cilia and his ’61 Strat (in Olympic White with green guard) playing “Night Star,” from his new album, “Shadowman.” He’s running through a vintage Fender reverb tank and Boss DM2 […]

Shadowman Review: Vintage Guitar, Dec 2019

November 7, 2019

Australian guitarist Cilia joined noted surf band the Atlantics in 1998, but his roots go much deeper. He spent his first 10 years in England, where he saw clips of the Shadows on TV. After […]

What’s My Scene: Electric Christmas album review

October 19, 2015

Review Scene: Electric Christmas (CD) – Martin Cilia, 2015 By Sharon Brookes, What’s My Scene Magazine 17th September 2015 The flowers are blooming, the weather is warming and our thoughts turn to the festive season and […]

August 2007: Reverb Central

February 1, 2015

Reverb Central http://www.reverbcentral.com/ Martin Cilia – Revenge Of The Surf Guitar August 2007 Bombora Like I told Martin when I first dropped Revenge Of The Surf Guitar into my player – “Wow!” This album is […]

January 2010: Reverb Central

February 1, 2015

Reverb Central http://www.reverbcentral.com/ Martin Cilia – The Odd One Out January 2010 Bombora Atlantics‘ guitarist Martin Cilia‘s new CD ventures far afield from the surf sounds of Oz’s principal progenitors of the aquatic sound. While […]

November 2009: New Gandy Dancer magazine

February 1, 2015

Reviews for The Odd One Out New Gandy Dancer, November 2009 4/4 Stars NGD 5629 MARTIN CILIA The Odd One Out Bombora Records 21 Australia (www.mandyh40.sg-host.com) Revitalised Atlantics guitar king Martin on another solo set […]

May 2013: KFJC 89.7FM, California

June 5, 2013

KFJC 89.7 FM Cilia, Martin – “Surfersaurus” – [Bombora Creative] Martin Cilia is known as a very fine surf guitarist from Australia, for his work with the Australian surf band The Atlantics, and for his […]

June 2013: Pacific Longboarder Vol

June 1, 2013

Review: Going To Kaleponi, Martin Cilia Released on the BOMBORA label April 2013 “Gardner McKay meets Clint Eastwood”. Okay, a personal trip here for me. GOING TO KALEPONI, Martin Cilia’s fourth CD for David Minear’s […]

March 2013: Surf Rock Music

March 1, 2013

Surf Explosion Surf Explosion Reviewed by: Stephen L. Robbins If you play guitar for the legendary Atlantics, you have to be good. Extremely good. Enter Martin Cilia. Extremely good doesn’t begin to cover things when […]

March 2013: Surf Guitar 101

March 1, 2013

Surf Explosion March 4th 2013 By Noel Spiteri Martin Cilia is one of those guitarists who is able to use a guitar to do anything he wants. ‘Surf Explosion’ is an accurate description of the […]

January 2012: ABC: Album of the week

January 1, 2012

ABC Central Victoria – Album of the week Feature Album 23 – 27 January 2012 January 27, 2012 , 1:37 PM by Jo Printz It’s summer, Australia has a long-held surfing tradition, so why not […]

October 2011: Rhythms Magazine

October 1, 2011

Rhythms Magazine Review October 2011, page 71 MARTIN CILIA SURFERSAURUS BOMBORA “There is something very pleasing about listening to a musician doing what he or she loves.  Guitarist Martin Cilia doesn’t just love classic surf […]

Return of the Jaguar

September 27, 2011

Around 2006 Martin got a phone call to demonstrate some guitar sounds for ABC’s The Collectors TV show. He had original versions of all the guitars they wanted to demo, except for one – a […]

August 2011: MWE3.com Record Label Spotlight

August 1, 2011

MWE3.com Music News & Notes August 2011 Record Label Spotlight BOMBORA – The preeminent early ‘60s surf-rock instrumental band in Australia, The Atlantics returned to the music world ten or so years ago with a […]

July 2011: Reveb Central

July 1, 2011

Martin Cilia – Surfersaurus This is a splendid release from Australian guitarist Martin Cilia, who plays lead in the current version of surf legends The Atlantics. Within, you’ll find some stellar tracks with Martin’s signature […]

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