Aussie Surf Rockers Hockey Dad Release “Base Camp” Amidst US Tour

Photo by Chris Frape
February 21 2024


“Hockey Dad plays with a dynamic lockstep chemistry forged over a childhood spent goofing off together.”

NPR Music

“Vibrant and digestible yet existential and thought-provoking…a perfect balance between the gloomy yet rough-around-edges alt rock of the dark and cloudy Pacific Northwest.”

The Line Of Best Fit

“An arena-ready beast…Hockey Dad are ready to take on the world.”


“Well-crafted pop tunes that evoke youthful fun in the sun, with enough guitar to give them a strong rock & roll backbone and harmonies that reinforce their upbeat personality.”


“There are few people that could soundtrack summer better than two Aussie beach-punks, and Hockey Dad fulfills the position entirely.”


“Scuzzed up and satisfying.”


Base Camp” is out now, buy/stream it here.

Australian surf/skate rockers Hockey Dad release the second single this year, “Base Camp” – which premiered on tastemaker Australian radio triple j earlier this week – along with a video that continues the saga of a lowkey art heist. The band are also in the middle of a US headline tour, bringing their sunny surf rock from coast to coast. Find the tour dates HERE and listen to “Base Camp” HERE.

“Base Camp” rings true to the band’s West Coast sound, with plenty of brightly-tinged reverb and gang vocals on a fiendishly addictive chorus. The video follows the plot of the previous single “Still Have Room,” and asks you to reconsider all of your evidence when new context is presented to you. Whose really the bad guy in any given situation?

Watch the music video, directed by Jamieson Kerr, for “Base Camp” here.

Of “Base Camp,” the band say, “‘Base Camp’ is about plotting out milestones and achievements on your journey and maybe being a little frustrated with stagnant periods in your life. Wanting to make the first step and change. Whilst being weary of what’s ahead. Not really knowing the severity of the challenge. It’s about buying into incentivized happiness. I’ll get this promotion done and achieve this goal and THEN I’ll be happy.

Hockey Dad is the Australian surf rock duo of childhood best friends Zach Stephenson and Billy Flemming, formed when there were no waves to surf & turned into a global standard for modern surf/skate rock. With fans at NME, The Guardian, NPR Music, triple j, a long lasting partnership with Volcom, & more. They’ve accumulated over 100 million streams on Spotify alone, and have worked with legends like producer John Goodmanson (Bikini Kill, Blonde Redhead, Death Cab for Cutie, Los Campesinos!, Sleater-Kinney), toured with Third Eye Blind, Taking Back Sunday, Mt. Joy, Ultra Q, and more.

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