24h-liveb news | news | Page 10To help promote the visibility of our artists (and surf bands on other labels) Sharawaji Ltd has launched  We will be playing tracks by independent surf bands, and the occasional bit of vintage surf, garage, tiki, punk, reggae and rockabilly.  Our aim with this internet radio station is to be surf music's number one music discovery and promotion platform.

The first artists to be featured on the station are The Zillatones, The Apollo 4, The 427s, The Sub-vectors and The Spytones.  We hope more bands will join them soon. Please enjoy and share this station.

We have completed our first year of operations, and made over 10 recordings with three recording artists in Hong Kong.  However we feel that it is much better for the label and for music buyers if Sharawaji actually represents something, and is an indicator of quality within a genre.  For that reason we will be limiting our recording projects within the next 3 years to guitar instrumentals, such as surf music.  This means that we have had to drop acts, and will not be able to provide recording budgets to artists just looking for advances and cash to make a record.

We have made this decision because 1) we really like guitar instrumentals, 2) this is an under-represented genre deserving of greater mainstream recognition, 3) we feel that we can help surf bands make recordings, and 4) we can add something to this genre by exploring the crossovers between genres.

We wish you all a very happy 2013.

We have updated our website with a fresh new look and more features. We will also be adding information about the management and production teams, and also a FAQ section which will give prospective artists more information about working with Sharawaji Records.