Datura4’s second album Hairy Mountain drops 28 October
Fremantle psych-rock outfit Datura4 are set to launch eagerly awaited second album ‘Hairy Mountain’ in a massive night at Fremantle’s Mojos, on Saturday 3 December.
The follow-up to acclaimed 2015 debut Demon Blues, Hairy Mountain is released worldwide on Alive NaturalSound Records on 28 October.
Datura4 is the latest venture for Australian garage rock legends Dom Mariani (the Stems) and Greg Hitchcock (the Bamboos). Formed in 2009 after the two got together for a long overdue jam, Datura4 also boasts long-time Mariani collaborator and Rippled Souls bassist Stu Loasby, and ex-Drones drummer Warren Hall.
Their sound is a ballsy return to the dirty hard rock and blues, full-tilt boogie and heavy psychedelia that Mariani and Hitchcock grew up with, not to mention a master-class in the old school craft of songwriting.
Hairy Mountain builds on Datura4’s ‘guitars to infinity’ approach and celebrates an unbridled joy for rock’n’roll. Road-tested on sellout crowds throughout 2016, Hairy Mountain blends hard rock riffage, psych-boogie blues and culminates in the title track’s lysergic tale of perfect surf breaks and peace-pipe smoking chiefs.
Joining Datura4 at Mojos for the blast-off are some of Perth’s brightest new rock acts including Marlinspike, Southern River Band and Burning Angels.
First single Fools Gold Rush
Praise for Datura4’s first album ‘Demon Blues’:
“Rocks so hard that if you are blasting it out of your car windows, you won’t even care if someone in a neighbouring car catches you headbanging…” examiner.com US
“It’ll grab you like a Torana driver’s handshake in the days before power steering.” i-94bar
“A defining boogie, a heavy footstomp of swagger” Rolling Stone Australia
“The quartet dives into a mess of psychedelic blues, filled to the gills with fuzzed up guitars and sturdy songwriting 4 stars” Weekend Australian
“Ball-busting Oz proto heavy rock…heartfelt psychedelicised blues-rock for the denim-clad delinquent in us all” Shindig Magazine UK
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