Datura4

Datura4

Hailing from Fremantle in Western Australia, Datura4 is the brainchild of legendary Australian garage rockers The Stems and Power Pop favourites DM3 frontman Dom Mariani and former You Am I and one time New Christs’ guitarist Greg Hitchcock. In 2011 they joined forces combining a shared passion for full-tilt boogie, psychedelia and progressive blues. Along with drummer Warren Hall who previously played with The Drones and bass player Stu Loasby, Datura4 have been steadily building a reputation in their hometown with their live performances. Their ball busting debut album ‘Demon Blues’ on US label Alive and Natural records (Black Keys) was released in July 2015.

With a healthy nod to Early ’70’s Australian Psych/Blues/Boogie from the likes of Buffalo, Coloured Balls, The Aztecs and latter era Masters Apprentices, ‘Demon Blues’ represents Mariani & Hitchcock’s love of hard hitting bell-bottom blues.

‘Demon Blues’ is heartfelt psychedelicised blues-rock for the denim-clad delinquent in us all.

“Elements of hard-lined blues smoothed out by a dominant, free-formed ’70s psych sparsity. Sprawling soundscapes themselves threaten explosive outbreaks, yet are reigned in further with a defining boogie, a heavy footstomp of swagger that sets a more contemporary course.” • Jonny Nail, Rolling Stone Magazine

Datura4 have shared bills with likes of ZZ Top, Kevin Borich and You Am I – and 2015 is the year of the Demon Blues …

HOMETOWN

Perth – Western Australia, Australia

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Dom Marian – lead vocals, guitar
Greg Hitchcock – lead guitar, vocals
Warren Hall – drums
Stu Loasby – bass

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2015