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FEATURE VIDEO – DATURA4 PREMIERE RULE MY WORLD FROM LATEST ALBUM

| 23 April 2020 | Reply

FEATURE VIDEO – DATURA4 PREMIERE RULE MY WORLD FROM LATEST ALBUM

DATURA4 DROPPED THEIR FOURTH STUDIO ALBUM “WEST COAST HIGHWAY COSMIC” APRIL 17TH, VIA ALIVE NATURALSOUND RECORDS

THE AUSTRALIAN ROCK BAND’S LATEST TRACK “RULE MY WORLD” FROM THEIR NEW LP IS HERE FOR YOUR LISTENING AND PSYCH VIEWING PLEASURE

HERE’S WHAT CRITICS ARE SAYING ABOUT WEST COAST HIGHWAY COSMIC:

“Ah, the perfect middle ground. You could say that Australian quartet Datura4 play highway rock, stoner metal, chill doom or downer chug, and you’d be right on all fronts, the band striking that perfect spot between overdriven and stripped down.” – Chris Krovatin, KERRANG!

‘The ‘West Coast Highway’ in the album’s title refers to the geographical section of Australia (where the album was recorded), not California. Still, there’s no denying the ‘cosmic’ psychedelic threads running through everything. There are no weighty concepts at work, but lots of heavy playing on a batch of songs that go down easy. Push play and let it rip.” – Hal Horowitz, AMERICAN SONGWRITER

“… eminently grooveable. With its fuzzy blues-rock riff dipped in psychedelia, ‘You Be the Fool’ sounds like ‘Roadhouse Blues’ covered by Count Five. Reliable set pieces from the classic rock canon in unexpected variations make the song feel at once fresh and familiar: a wailing harmonica which might have been filched from Howlin’ Wolf by the Rolling Stones, a funk undercurrent that smacks of Stevie Wonder, a falsetto refrain which—down to the lyric ‘What you gonna do?’—seems to echo Gary Clark Jr. on ‘What About Us.’ – M. L. Rio, THE VINYL DISTRICT

“Datura4’s new single ‘You’re The Only One’, one of the standout tracks on the upcoming album, finds the band channeling the acoustic swamp blues of Tony Joe White alongside the big rock and roll harmonies of acts like the Black Keys.” – Neil Ferguson, GLIDE MAGAZINE

“If you need to just check the hell out of whatever’s going on around you (for just shy of four minutes, anyway), this soft, suspenseful fusion of haunting blues, slide and wild west flavours on Datura4’s single ‘You’re The Only One’ is your guy.” – Polly Glass, CLASSIC ROCK

[4/5 stars!] “West Coast Highway Cosmic is as consistent as white lines flashing past in the middle of the road, and is once again loaded with snarly, stripped-back riffage and keys-heavy, bad-ass blues jams. Datura4 are on a first-rate, four-album roll here – blessed with Dom’s honest, earthy DNA and with a little ‘patience’ thrown in to broaden their sound. Cosmic, indeed….stellar, even.” – Mark “Mad Dog” Shaw, GET READY TO ROCK

“If you enjoy the Boogie, you’re gonna love this band! Think of American bands like Grand Funk Railroad or British bands like Deep Purple and you’ll have a good place to start from. The music is stripped down and Bluesy, with solid rhythms providing the groundwork for great harmonica breaks and fine guitar licks.” – FEAR AND LOATHING

Datura4 [photo: Ben Taylor-Vivian]

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Hot on the heels of their critically acclaimed third album, Blessed is the Boogie, Australian rockers Datura4 have hit the motorway running for another sonic journey through burning boogie, dirty blues and rock & roll soundscapes on their follow-up opus West Coast Highway Cosmic. The title was inspired by the highways that the band has traveled to get to the recording studios they’ve been using over the four albums they’ve done so far. The two studios are 200 kilometres [124 miles] apart and situated along the southwest coast of Western Australia. The long and sometimes lonely drives back and forth along these routes have definitely played its part in the band’s creative process, and whether it be new ideas or just listening back to what they’ve done in a previous session the ‘West Coast Highway Cosmic,’ as they like to call it, has been a constant spirit over all of Datura4’s studio recordings.

West Coast Highway Cosmic sees Datura4 stretch out and experiment with their sound that they’ve been building on ever since their debut release Demon Blues in 2015. “I see every album as an extension from the previous one,” admits frontman Dom Mariani, “and I’m conscious about not rehashing the same things over. The collection of tunes on WCHC is slightly more eclectic than on the previous albums, which makes it really interesting and exciting for albums in the future. There was a more spontaneous and looser approach for the majority of the recording, where we would take the basic song idea and let things go until we had the take that we liked. We got into the grooves you might say.”

“Bob Patient, who joined the group toward the end of the Blessed is the Boogie recording, was involved from day one on the new album and his keyboards play a bigger part and have added an additional flavour to the D4 sound,” Mariani adds. “I wouldn’t say it’s a different direction, but more about exploring additional possibilities as musicians.”

Datura4 is:
Dom Mariani: guitar and vocals
Warren Hall: drums
Stu Loasby: bass
Bob Patient: keyboards

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