Here’s our new video for Claw Machine directed by Sam Kristofski

Auckland – April 1st

Wedged in between shows in Japan and then appearing at Homegrown festival in Wellington, New Zealand we had one night free. So, instead of sleeping, we’ll be playing our first show in Auckland since 2014:

AUCKLAND – APRIL 1st – KINGS ARMS w/ BLOODBAGS

No joke.

We have also been working hard on a new record!

THEDATSUNS

JAPAN 2016

We are very happy to be heading to Japan for our first live shows of 2016!

UMEDA – CLUB QUATTRO – March 29th
SHIBUYA – CLUB QUATTRO – March 30th

Both shows are with our Swedish pals Imperial State Electric, it’s gonna be a blast!

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Past Shows

02 Apr 2016 Wellington, NZ Waterfront Waterfront
01 Apr 2016 Auckland, NZ Kings Arms Kings Arms
30 Mar 2016 THE DATSUNS vs IMPERIAL STATE ELECTRIC Shibuya, JAP Shibuya CLUB QUATTRO Shibuya CLUB QUATTRO
29 Mar 2016 THE DATSUNS vs IMPERIAL STATE ELECTRIC Osaka, JAP Umeda CLUB QUATTRO Umeda CLUB QUATTRO
22 Dec 2014 Napier, NZL The Cabana The Cabana
21 Dec 2014 Masterton, NZ King St Live King St Live
20 Dec 2014 Christchurch, NZ Bedford @ CPSA Bedford @ CPSA
19 Dec 2014 Wellington, NZ San Fran San Fran
18 Dec 2014 Auckland, NZ Kings Arms Kings Arms
14 Dec 2014 Fremantle, Western Australia ( AUS ) Railway Hotel Railway Hotel
13 Dec 2014 Perth, Western Australia ( AUS ) Astor Theatre Astor Theatre
12 Dec 2014 Bunbury, Western Australia ( AUS ) Prince of Wales Prince of Wales
11 Dec 2014 Mandurah, Western Australia ( AUS ) Leisure Inn Leisure Inn
10 Dec 2014 Adelaide, South Australia ( AUS ) Jive Jive
07 Dec 2014 Sydney, New South Wales ( AUS )
06 Dec 2014 Brisbane, Queensland ( AUS ) Crowbar Crowbar
05 Dec 2014 Melbourne, Victoria ( AUS ) Ding Dong Lounge Ding Dong Lounge
04 Dec 2014 Hobart, Tasmania ( AUS ) Republic Bar Republic Bar
22 Nov 2014 Reims, FR La Cartonnerie La Cartonnerie
21 Nov 2014 La Chaux-de-Fonds , CH Bikini Test  Bikini Test 
20 Nov 2014 Nimes, FR Paloma  Paloma 
19 Nov 2014 Luzern, CH Schuure Schuure
18 Nov 2014 Schorndorf, DE Manufaktur Manufaktur
17 Nov 2014 Jena, DE Rosenkeller Rosenkeller
16 Nov 2014 Dresden, DE Beat Pol  Beat Pol 
14 Nov 2014 Gothenburg, SWE Musikens Hus Musikens Hus
13 Nov 2014 Stockholm, SWE Lilla Hotellbaren Lilla Hotellbaren
12 Nov 2014 Copenhagen, DK KB 18  KB 18 
11 Nov 2014 Berlin, DE Comet Club Comet Club
10 Nov 2014 Hamburg, DE Hafenklang Hafenklang
08 Nov 2014 Creil, FR La Grange à Musique  La Grange à Musique 
07 Nov 2014 Lustin, BE Le Foyau Le Foyau
06 Nov 2014 Deventer, NL Burger Weeshuis Burger Weeshuis
05 Nov 2014 Amsterdam, NL OT 301 OT 301
04 Nov 2014 Hasselt, BE MOD MOD
03 Nov 2014 Paris, FR Point Ephémère Point Ephémère
01 Nov 2014 London, UK The Lexington The Lexington
31 Oct 2014 Harlow, UK The Square The Square
30 Oct 2014 Newcastle, UK Cluny Cluny
29 Oct 2014 Glasgow, UK Broadcast Broadcast
28 Oct 2014 York, UK Fibbers Fibbers
27 Oct 2014 Bristol, UK The Fleece The Fleece
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DEEP SLEEP

A record that sprang from an experiment in Space and Time: The geographical Space between the four band members who all live in different parts of the world, and the short pocket of Time they had together in the same country to put something to tape.

‘The narrative of Deep Sleep is this: we got together, we wrote some songs and we recorded them in the space of ten days,’ says de Borst, ‘It was basically an experiment to see if we could do it and this is what we got, for better or worse. We had this manifesto of ‘we have to do this fast, it needs to fit within these sonic parameters, and we want to keep it simple.’’

Their almost nuclear family-like existence changed around five years ago when the four members settled in separate cities. Singer/bassist Dolf de Borst put down roots in Stockholm, Sweden, building a recording studio with Nicke Andersson (The Hellacopters, Imperial State Electric); guitarist Christian Livingstone returned to London, embracing the ways of a mad fuzz scientist and birthing his own FX pedal company, Magnetic Effects; guitarist Phil Somervell returned from Germany to Auckland, New Zealand, continuing his work as a squash coach and dabbling with other musical projects; and drummer Ben Cole, based himself permanently out of Wellington working as a session musician and playing with The Joint Chiefs and the Craig Terris Band.

While the band made Deep Sleep they collectively took an interest in 1970s French comic Kris Kool created by cult psychedelic artist Caza (Philippe Cazaumayou). Inspired and enamoured by his artwork while in the studio, the band contacted Caza direct – now 72 years old – and licensed two of his images for inclusion on Deep Sleep.

 

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MANAGEMENT
Thomas Dalton:  tom @ royaledalton.com

BOOKINGS
Europe – U Turn Touring:  buzz.uturn @ gmail.com
UK – CNL Touring:  jon @ cnltouring.co.uk
Australia – Consume/Valve:  consume1 @ ozemail.com.au

PUBLISHER
Kobalt Music – Sophie Watt:  
sophie.watt @ kobaltmusic.com

RECORD LABEL
info @ hellsquadrecords.com