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The Datsuns Announce Details of New Album + First Video

The Datsuns Announce Details of New Album + First Video

Wednesday 15th August, 2012 10:15AM

The Datsuns released thumping new single 'Gods Are Bored' last year with the promise of a new album to come. A year on and details of the new album have now been revealed, titled Death Rattle Boogie, the release has been timed to coincide with the bands 10th anniversary coming out on October 5th, the same date they released their self-titled debut back in 2002. Accompanying the news is this brand new video for 'Gods Are Bored', which is available to download free from their site, shot at  Wellington's San Francisco Bath House earlier this year...

Press Release:

The Datsuns Deliver Their Death Rattle Boogie on 10 Year Anniversary

The Datsuns, New Zealand’s most internationally applauded rock ‘n’ roll band, release their 5th studio album, Death Rattle Boogie, ten years to the day of releasing their highly acclaimed self-titled debut. They release a new music video and offer a free song download to celebrate.

2002 saw The Datsuns catapulted into the international music scene with the release of their debut record and being hailed by the British press as “the future of rock” Being plastered on the cover of one of the world’s biggest music publications and making 6 o’clock news back home in NZ, was more than the band were ever expecting. The decade since has seen The Datsuns produce another three studio albums, tour the world many times and play some of the biggest music festivals on the planet.

Cut to 2012 and The Datsuns are ready to launch the album they are most proud of to date. Recorded in Sweden at lead singer Dolf De Borst’s Gutterview studios, and at Neil Finn’s Roundhead studios in Auckland ‘Death Rattle Boogie’ took shape under the watchful hand of Nicke Andersson, ex member of Swedish hard-rockers, The Hellacopters.

“As I’ve got older, I’ve realized the album is a band’s legacy,” says Dolf, of the mindset behind Death Rattle Boogie. “It’s what you leave behind.”

This realisation of legacy honed focus on the production of the album and the band made the most of being in the lead singer’s own studio.

Dolf elaborates, “Trying different things in the studio that you can’t do live, and dissecting records that I really love and working out, ‘How did they do that’… So we’ve tried and make things sound a little weirder and wilder, instead of just setting up and pressing record.”

To mark the announcement The Datsuns are giving away an album track, ‘Gods Are Bored’ via their website where fans will also get the first look at the song’s music video. With more news to follow, including the first official single to be released in the coming weeks, fans from around the globe will be chomping at the bit to get their hands on this one.

The Datsuns – Death Rattle Boogie is to be released on October 5th, 2012 on CD, LP and digital formats via Hellsquad / Border Distribution.


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