Strange Brew Debut
Cambridge rockers The Datsuns will play Galway, Ireland on February 5 promoting their latest album Head Stunts, which was recently recorded in Sweden. Formed in 1997 under the name Trinket, The Datsuns have drawn comparison to Cheap Trick and AC/DC. “We’re quite loud and pretty noisy, sweaty rock’n’roll,” singer/bassist Dolf de Borst says. Head Stunts, released late last year, has become their most acclaimed work to date. “The riffs are thunderous,” declared Classic Rock; “Full of class A shredding,” said London’s The Stool Pigeon; “A storming album from the finest rockers around,” said American independent Artrocker. De Borst and his fellow Datsuns — Christian Livingstone (guitar/keyboards), Phil Buscke (guitar), and Ben Cole (drums) — spend a lot of time outside of New Zealand. “You can have a career within your own country if you are a certain kind of act but there are very few people who can do that. If you’re something less accessible or more niche you have to look elsewhere,” de Borst says.