Datsuns apply the brakes

The Datsuns made their debut appearance at Ozzfest in July – looking, in their words, like a group of “Nancy-boys” amidst a sea of metal. Rolling Stone had a more favourable outlook, describing the band as “an MC5-meets-ACDC in-tight-white-jeans” type of outfit. The Datsuns are currently working on their second album, which, according to singer Dolf, will showcase a diversification of their trademark full-throttle sound. “We know we have an audience now – we can be slightly more self-indulgent, and do things that maybe will work better on record than live … like slow songs.”


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Hamish Bennett’s Bellbird Antidote to Winter Gloom

Hamish Bennett’s Bellbird Antidote to Winter Gloom

“Warming the cockles of audience hearts at last year’s Sydney Film Festival, New Zealander Hamish Bennett’s comedy Bellbird is a defiantly optimistic tribute to the Northland region where the primary school…