Category: Datura4

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★★★★ 4 star review of DATURA4 “Hairy Mountain” from The WEEKEND AUSTRALIAN

A psychedelic album cover evoking distant memories of incense-filled basement record stores is the first sign of things to come on Hairy Mountain. Then there’s that first earworm track with its heavy early-1970s guitar riff, overlaid with catchy 60s vocal harmonies. But it doesn’t stop there. The dual guitars of Datura4 punch out track after […]

Nice review of DATURA4 “Hairy Mountain” from BLANK GOLD COAST

While a strong grasp of classic hooks and memorable melodies remain, this musical coming together is an altogether hairier beast. On Hairy Mountain the band lovingly channel the meatier sonic spectrum of the late 60’s and early 70’s, with cult Aussie bands such as Buffalo and The Coloured Balls springing to mind across the album’s […]

I94 BAR review : DATURA4 show in Sydney

No Fool’s Gold to be seen as Datura4 debuts in Sydney It’s too easy to characterise Datura4 as “yet another Dom Mariani band” because he’s had lots of them with sustained prominence over many years. But it would also be very misleading. Greg Hitchcock has been living in Western Australia for 13 years so, from […]

Read the I94 BAR interview with Dom Mariani of DATURA4

One of the album highlights of 2016 was “Demon Blues”, the debut release by Perth-based rock-psych-boogie band Datura4. A quartet led by Stems/DM3 songwriter Dom Mariani and ex-New Christs, You Am I, Bamboos and Monarchs guitarist Greg Hitchcock, With Stu Loasby (bass) and Warren Hall (drums) completing the line-up, Datura4 conjure a heady mix of […]

Watch the new video for DATURA4’s ‘full-tilt boogie stomp’ Greedy World via CLASSIC ROCK

Tradition suggests that musicians get quieter as they get older, as the volume beloved by youth is replaced by gentler leanings. If you’re banging out noisy riffs as a young adult, there’ll probably become a point where you want to break out the acoustic guitar. One man bucking the trend is Australian singer and guitarist […]

Nice review of DATURA4 “Hairy Mountain” from The VINYL DISTRICT

This Western Australian four-piece specializes in psych-blues-boogie, and they’ve been cited as extending the musical mores of their countrymen Buffalo, The Aztecs, and Coloured Balls; featuring the dual guitars of Dom Mariani (of the Stems and DM3) and Greg Hitchcock (who was briefly in the New Christs), this sophomore effort shines brightest in direct proportion […]

★★★½ 3 and half star review for DATURA4 “Hairy Mountain” from ALL MUSIC

The 2016 sophomore studio long-player from the bluesy Aussie psych-rockers, Hairy Mountain delivers another muscular blast of lovingly retooled classic rock that bristles with electric, down-under eccentricity. Similar in tone to the Sword, Thin Lizzy, Cream, Electric Wizard, and Blue Öyster Cult-loving High Country that, like Datura4’s debut, arrived the year prior, Hairy Mountain ultimately […]

Great review of DATURA “Hairy Mountain” from URBERROCK

It’s easy to stick to what you know, to buy the latest release from an established band; to buy the latest pick from the usual magazines’ recommendations or to grab something hyped by the radio stations, but take a chance, take a step away from the masses and buy this album. You won’t be disappointed. […]