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 …
Perth – Western Australia, Australia
Dom Marian – lead vocals, guitar
Greg Hitchcock – lead guitar, vocals
Warren Hall – drums
Stu Loasby – bass