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The Datsuns

Tour Information
The Datsuns are back. This is not an April fool's joke. Their Auckland show will be hot on the tail of two Japanese shows in late March.

It's not always easy to get all four of them in the same city (let alone hemisphere!) now they are spread from Wellington , to Auckland, to Stockholm, and to London. This will be their first Auckland show since December 2014. The following day will see them perform for the second time at Wellington's long running Homegrown festival

The Datsuns are still Dolf on bass and vocals, Christian on lead guitar, Ben on drums, and Phil on guitar. Much like breathing, they rock together. It's what they do.

This summer they've been working on their new and as yet untitled seventh album at Roundhead, a follow up to 2014's excellent Deep Sleep.


... and from that album a new provincial feel video for Claw Machine directed by Sam Kristofski
I wanted to make something that has a 70's low budget film aesthetic to it, so I used older expired 16mm film and older lenses to give it a timeless look and feel, and shot in a rough amateur style. The story is about a car that is demon possessed and used sheep blood as its main source of fuel.

Joining the Datsuns for the Auckland show will be Bloodbags led by long time garage howler Andrew Tolley on guitar and vocals, Cameron Rowe on other guitar, and the Dirtbag Radio rhythm section of Rapley and Sam.

From Andrew Tolley:

Even after three years of laying down locomotive punk rok slop around the Auckland town traps, BLOODBAGS are still relatively under the radar. Hauled together from well used parts (ex-Shaft/ex-Hasselhoff Experiment/ex-Dirtbags), the well learned bad habits of each member's past are utilised to the same poor end and purpose as before. Why fix a broken thing, when it's that much fun' Yeah same same, 2 guitars, bass and drums, too loud for the crowd, too loud fer the band too, but a habit that's hard to kick. Plenty of stomp, sting and swing, fizz, fuzz and scuzz...

KINGS ARMS - Friday 1st April 2016
Tickets from underthefuckingradar and in store at Flying Out.

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