10 Songs, 52 Minutes


About Datura4

Folding together equal parts vintage psychedelia, no-quarter boogie, rock-infused blues, and classic hard rock and running them all though a big bank of amps, Datura4 are a rock band living in the present while showing a true appreciation for the sounds of the past. Datura4 feature several distinguished veterans of the Australian rock scene -- guitarist and lead singer Dom Mariani founded the popular garage rock revivalists the Stems and later worked with DM3, while guitarist Greg Hitchcock is a former member of You Am I and the New Christs, drummer Warren Hall kept time for the Drones, and bassist Stu Loasby played with Ripples Souls. Longtime friends Mariani and Hitchcock had long wanted to work together in a project that would let them stretch their musical boundaries, and in 2011, Datura4 (named for a poisonous flower) became their new creative vehicle. Venturing out from their hometown of Fremantle in Western Australia, Datura4 soon earned a reputation for powerful live shows that brought a modern-day energy to sounds from rock & roll's past. In 2015, they emerged from the recording studio with their debut album, Demon Blues, which was released by Alive Naturalsound Records in July 2015. The band wasted little time in getting its sophomore outing into the world, releasing Hairy Mountain just one year later. ~ Mark Deming

Fremantle, Western Australia, Aus