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29 October 2014

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Cutback's drummer Karl Jagger.
Cutback's drummer helps with the vocals

Surf action for Cutback

Slices of surfing action have been cut together with music by a Fakenham band for a promotional DVD being distributed across the world. Cutback have had their song used by surf clothing giant O'Neill for a film showcasing its sponsored riders.

A Fakenham band have had one of their tracks spliced together with scenes of surfing feats by professional teams.

California-based surf firm O'Neill has set one of Cutback's songs to fast-paced action on its promotional DVD.

Front man Chris Sammacicci.
Front man Chris Sammacicci

They will be sent to surf shops, clothing stores and customers around the globe.

Thousands of DVD copies will be distributed bearing the trio's track, Saves The Day.

Worldwide exposure

The group are already clocking up radio play in France - but the DVD will give them exposure to a worldwide audience.

Cutback, who compare their sound to an early Feeder, are delighted their rock sound fitted in with the high-energy atmosphere the surf giant wanted to create.

"Because of the target audience which we try to aim to, we grabbed the opportunity with both hands," said singer and guitarist Chris Sammacicci.

"It's just spreading the word and you never know who's going to watch the clip and hear the song," he added.

Sports fans

The band are doubly pleased their track has been picked because both Chris and drummer Karl Jagger are extreme sports fans.

Bassist Simon Taylor.
Bassist Simon Taylor

"Our drummer surfs as regularly as he can off north Norfolk and I go snowboarding although not nearly as often as I'd like," said Chris.

The song was selected for the soundtrack after bassist Simon Taylor posted a demo to a media firm in Devon, which liked it and then offered them the chance to feature on the film.

Saves The Day has been taken from the band's album, Wasted Youth, which was recorded in 2004.

Another of their songs, Time Stole My Sandals, is being played by radio stations across France after it was used on a compilation CD of British and American groups.

Chris, Simon and Karl are now working on new material and hope to head back into the studio later this year to record an EP.

Photo credits: Alexandra Bone.

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