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Premiere: The Datsuns Share Single / Video 'Brain To Brain' + Announce New Album

Premiere: The Datsuns Share Single / Video 'Brain To Brain' + Announce New Album

Chris Cudby /Cover art images by Callum Rooney and Jaime Zuverza / Friday 26th February, 2021 8:00AM

World conquering Cambridge garage rock icons The Datsuns are back, announcing today the forthcoming launch of their first album in six years Eye To Eye with smokin' lead cut 'Brain to Brain'. Released along with a supremely stylish video created by NZ director Marc Swadel (who has worked with The Chemical Brothers, Stone Roses, Sparks, and Thurston Moore) with support from NZ On Air, 'Eye To Eye' delivers the hyperkinetic energy for which the team of Dolf, Christian Livingstone, Phil Somervell and Ben 'Poundin' Soul' Cole are rightfully famed — busting out electrifying riff-action, sci-fi squeals and anthemic primal howls in their own signature manner. Created under lockdown conditions, Swadel's clip depicts eerie medical experiments viewed through a '70s documentary lens, starring London-based singer / DJ / model Iraina Mancini having a (mono) jack input voluntarily implanted directly into her skull, before the vid explodes into appropriately psychedelic freakout weirdness.

The Datsuns' seventh studio album Eye to Eye is out internationally on 28th May, we're stoked to premiere the record's sizzling first single 'Brain to Brain', releasing on strictly limited 7" vinyl on 26th February, backed with B-side 'Waking Up Slow' — smash play on the stream below to listen...

"'Brain To Brain' is the first song we wrote for our new album, Eye To Eye back in 2016. It's a very "Datsuns" type song, if there is such a thing? Pop sensibilities masked behind noise and high energy for two and a half minutes. Excellent guitar action from Phil via Christian's wonderful world of custom FX. It's about taking a huge step back from our digital worlds in order to preserve one's sanity. We have so many amazing toys to communicate with each other but it often feels we don't get it right, so much gets twisted. There’s a fascination in watching one another bare our souls and devour each other for entertainment that’s kind of horrifying." - Dolf Datsun

'Eye To Eye' releases on vinyl LP, digitally and on CD on Friday 28th May, preorders are available now.


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