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West Australian boogie masters DATURA4 return with their highly anticipated fifth album, “Neanderthal Jam”. Fronted by Dom Mariani of legendary Oz garage rockers The Stems, Neanderthal Jam is eleven new tracks of psychedelicised blues and full-tilt heavy rock that were jammed out and recorded at their favourite south-west farmhouse studio during the early months of 2021. Having already released 4 acclaimed albums on AliveNatural Records ‘Demon Blues’ (2015), Hairy Mountain (2016), Blessed is the Boogie (2019) and West Coast Highway Cosmic (2020), Neanderthal Jam sees them building upon and going beyond on another diverse collection of songs. Album opener ‘Going Back to Hoonsville’ gets things started with a relentless and pounding swing to get your hot wheels on. The jam is well and truly underway, and so the boogie gets heavy pursuing futile love in an inner sanctum on ‘Secret Society’ until the joyous organ groove and positive message of ‘Open the Line’ invites us to dance to the music. ‘Bad Times’ digs in on their OZ rock roots with a groove that the ‘Tatts’ (Rose Tattoo) would be proud of. ‘Black Speakers’ and title track ‘Neanderthal Jam’ keep the jams cooking with Bob Patient’s keyboard playing prowess on display proving what a welcome addition he has been to the band. An acoustic prelude that is ‘Hold My Life’ leads things into a pummelling boogie riff on ‘Worried Man’s Boogie’ and sets the scene for personal concerns about a world and the times we find ourselves in. Drummer Warren (Wazza) Hall thumps out the beat to ‘black and purple’ on full-throttle rocker ‘Digging My Own Grave’ and we meet the Witchdoctor who takes us for a ride on the bayou with the rhythmic ‘Fish Fry’ until we get back on the open road with the epic sun-kissed west coast closer ‘Drive- By Island’. Dom Mariani - Guitar and Vocals | Warren Hall - Drums | Stu Loasby - Bass | Bob Patient - Keyboards | Joe Grech - Guitar and Vocals
DATURA4 West Australian Rock Band|Dom Mariani
A way smokin’ slab of psyched ‘n’ furious jams, powered by amped up to 11 guitars and straight up boogaloo” 9/10 Vive le Rock UK
Datura4 | {left side bottom to top} - Dom Mariani (guitar and vocals), Stu Loasby (bass), Warren Hall (drums), {right side bottom to top} Joe Grech (guitar and vocals), Bob Patient (keyboard)
DATURA4 West Australian Rock Band|Dom Mariani
“It’ll grab you like a Torana driver’s handshake in the days before power steering.”
Originating in 2009 out of the port city of Fremantle, Western Australia, regarded as one of the most isolated cities in the world, DATURA4 can be best described as a ballsy return to full-tilt boogie and blues with their own original spin on things. They have recorded and released four impressive albums ‘Demon Blues’ (2015), Hairy Mountain (2016), Blessed is the Boogie (2019) and West Coast Highway Cosmic (2020) and to define the DATURA4 sound. Released on US label AliveNatural Records all four albums were received enthusiastically by fans and the music press alike. Since their inception DATURA4 have established an impressive live reputation touring Europe in 2019. They have also had the honour of opening up for the legendary ZZ Top, Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul, The Pretty Things, The Hoodoo Gurus New Zealand guitar legend Kevin Borich, Endless Boogie, Tumbleweed, X and You Am I.