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Premiere: The Datsuns Share Video For 'Cruel Cruel Fate'

Premiere: The Datsuns Share Video For 'Cruel Cruel Fate'

C.C. / Photo credit: Rickard Eriksson / Tuesday 12th May, 2020 10:00AM

While we're all still celebrating the news that Aotearoa's venues will be reopening from next Thursday onwards, one of our most explosive live bands has reemerged with a never before seen music video for 'Cruel Cruel Fate'. Drawn from The Datsuns' 2008 studio album Headstunts, which has finally been released on vinyl LP for the first time, the performance clip was created from recently rediscovered footage from the vaults of the Hamilton four-piece in action, circa 2008 / 2009. Buzzing with energy, the team of Dolf de Borst, Phil Somervell, Ben Cole and Christian Livingstone are nothing less than garage rock gods throughout, unleashing electrifying solos and fist-pumping yowls as they tear through the organ-drenched tune, with guest vocalist Heidi Brownstone taking the chorus to the next level.

The new visuals provide a timely reminder of how The Datsuns reached stratospheric heights on the international stage. Last sighted locally playing double headline bills with brothers in rock The D4, the band stated via social media more live appearances are definitely on the way. We're thrilled to premiere 'Cruel Cruel Fate' below...

“Headstunts (an anagram for The Datsuns) was almost like making our first record again, with new influences and abilities. With a brand new member (Ben Cole) on drums, we were able to feed off each other in different ways, and also revive some old ideas that did not click before. Taking those ideas, and then flipping them around, just like you do with an anagram. So I suppose there is some kind of very clumsy poetry there.”

'Headstunts' is out now on black and limited edition blue vinyl LP via The Datsuns' own label Hellsquad Records.


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