Fremantle psych-rock outfit Datura4 are set to launch eagerly awaited second album ‘Hairy Mountain’ in a massive night at Mojos, Saturday 3 December.
‘Hairy Mountain’ is the follow-up to their acclaimed 2015 debut ‘Demon Blues’.
Fronted by Australian garage rock legends Dom Mariani (the Stems) and Greg Hitchcock (the Bamboos) Datura4 were conceived in 2009 after the two got together for a long overdue jam, Datura4 also boasts long-time Mariani collaborator and Rippled Souls bassist Stu Loasby, and ex-Drones drummer Warren Hall.
Their sound is a ballsy return to the dirty hard rock and blues, full-tilt boogie and heavy psychedelia that Mariani and Hitchcock grew up with, not to mention a master-class in the old school craft of songwriting.
‘Hairy Mountain’ builds on Datura4’s 'guitars to infinity' approach and celebrates an unbridled joy for rock'n'roll. Road-tested on sellout crowds throughout 2016, ‘Hairy Mountain’ blends hard rock riffage, psych-boogie blues and culminates in the title track’s lysergic tale of perfect surf breaks and peace-pipe smoking chiefs.
Joining Datura4 at Mojos for the blast-off are special guests Marlinspike, Cal? (the artist formerly known as Cal Kramer of The Southern River Band) in solo mode and Burning Angels featuring Dom’s son John on guitar.