New Album, HEADSTUNTS (COOKCD477)
Released April 14th
The Datsuns are set to release their fourth album, Headstunts, on April 14th. Featuring 12 new tracks, “Headstunts” was recorded in Sweden, and is self-produced. From the full-throttle opener Human Error, to the dirtbike guitars and frenzied pummelling of Yeah, Yeah, Just Another Mistake and the 70’s stomp rock of Highschool Hoodlums, the album finds the band unleashing their finest work to date.
“Lyrically it’s about mind games really; ‘Headstunts’ is an anagram of The Datsuns. We were aware of it all along, but we didn’t want to make it too obvious,” explains singer Dolf. “We got a new member of the band on drums, Ben Cole, so it was like making our first record again, with new influences and new abilities. With a new person, we were able to feed off each other in different ways, and also revive some old ideas that did not click before. Taking those ideas, and then flipping them around, just like you do with an anagram. So I suppose there is some kind of clumsy poetry there.”
“When we started making this album we played a lot together, and we were doing long, drawn out songs, but we ended up making a power pop record: it’s a lot more pop than anything else we’ve done, but it still sounds heavy. We’re just a rock’n’roll band playing music the way we want to do it.”
“High School Hoodlums is like any song about school done by 30-somethings: amazing. Best of all is Eye Of The Needle, an epic Doors-y mood piece with a storming outro. It’s like finding a roast beef dinner inside a bag of popcorn.”
“They’re still as in-your-face as ever, coming at you with blistering guitar lines and old school rock n’ roll wailing, and they still know how to throw in a ruddy good solo.” CMU Update
“Headstunts stands alone as a pretty fine effort; enough melody and rhythm (‘Ready, Set, Go!’) to avoid total hearing decay, but some super fine prog moments too (‘Eye Of The Needle’) and of course, countless crouch-grinding, ’70s guitar solos.” Clash
“The riffs are thunderous, teetering between punk and metal like early Motorhead, Human Error and So Long are powerful enough to rearrange the atoms in your head.” Classic Rock
TOUR DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!