Following a manic year of touring and a high profile record deal, THE DATSUNS have indeed cracked the UK. Some amazing live performances have inspired national radio airplay and rave reviews throughout 2002. The quotes below give a flavour of the story so far:
'Ridiculously great' The Independent'
'The future of Rock & Roll' Dave Grohl
'The hottest new rock band this year' cd: UK
The most exciting live band on the planet' Kerrang
'We're besotted' ... 'The best live band on the planet' NME
'Deafening, defining and definitely one of the best bands you'll see all year' The Fly
We have a limited number of promotional CD's of the DATSUNS' first UK single 'In Love' , on Richard Branson's V2 label - the promo was deleted on 23 September 2002, when the single was released in the shops for one week only - cost £5.00 + shipping.
To order, or for further details, e-mail Rob Beddington.
Breaking News: 'In Love' debuted at No. 25 in the UK singles charts on 29 September. The band appeared on the BBC's 'Top of the Pops' on Friday 4 October after recording four tracks on ITV's chart show, 'CD:UK' on the previous Saturday. The same week they appeared on the front cover of NME, hailed as the 'Heroes of the New Rock Revolution'.
The DATSUNS - the band's first album on V2, plus badges, stickers, etc.
Super Gyration - 7" on Hellsquad Records (HS002) and Fink for the Man - 7" (HS003). GOOD PRICES PAID or EXCHANGE for a live 40-minute CD recording of the DATSUNS' manic concert from the last week of their European tour at Sheffield's Barfly on Monday 23 September 2002 - Other live DATSUNS recordings are available.
Following their huge tour of Europe during September, (including a trip up the Eiffel Tower, the furthest point from New Zealand!) which ended at the Leeds Cockpit on 25 September, with a one-off at the Kerrang Weekender on October 4 (yep, you've missed them), the band are now heading back down under. They've just announced the following dates:
Tues Oct 8th 'The Homecoming' at Dunedin, Refuel Bar, Otago University
Weds Oct 9th Christchurch, Jetset Lounge
Thurs Oct 10th Wellington, Bar Bodega
Saturday 12th Auckland, Regent Theatre
Thurs Oct 17th Byron Bay, Great Northern
Fri Oct 18th Brisbane, Zoo
Sat Oct 19th Sydney, Annandale
Wed Oct 23rd Ballarat, Bridge Mall Inn, with Casanovas
Thurs Oct 24th Geelong Barwon Club, with Casanovas
Fri Oct 25th Melbourne, Tote, with Jet and Casanovas
Sat Oct 26th Melbourne,Tote.
Back in the UK: The band is back in England (yet again) on 29th October headlining a John Peel night at The Boat Club during the (Radio)OneLive week in Nottingham. Do these guys ever rest? Tickets sold out in late September (so yep, you've missed them again!). However, the concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 1.
Back in the UK (again!): More gigs are planned for the UK as part of the band's European tour during December, headlining with the Hellacopters, as follows:
Tues Dec 10th London Astoria (Kerrang Festival)
Weds Dec 11th Manchester MDH
Thurs Dec 12th Glasgow Garage
Fri Dec 13th Wolverhampton, Wulfrun.
The November/December European tour also includes gigs in Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, France and Belgium.
The DATSUNS are: Dolf de Datsun, Matt Datsun, Phil Datsun and Christian Datsun. Visit their official website at: www.thedatsuns.com
Click above for a live video from the Camden Barfly