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Australian psychedelic blues rockers Datura4 announce new studio album »Neanderthal Jam« and stream the first single »Open The Line«

Australian psychedelic blues rockers Datura4 led by Dom Mariani (The Stems) announce new studio album, »Neanderthal Jam«, which comes out on August 5th, 2022 via Alive Naturalsound Records.

Listen to the first single »Open The Line« taken from the band’s upcoming album »Neanderthal Jam«.

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 four 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.

In 2009, a combo of highly respected Western Australian musicians came together to have some fun playing no-frills boogie rock n’ roll in pubs around Perth and Fremantle.

Datura4 combine full-tilt boogie, heavy psychedelia, blues and classic rock’n’roll for a sound heavy on riffage and mind-bending wig-outs. Mariani continues his successful collaboration with bass player Stu Loasby (The Majestic Kelp) and drummer Warren “Wazza” Hall, the original drummer for The Drones, and ups the blues-boogie-legend quotient with the addition of long-time friend and Australian music stalwart Bob Patient (Fatty Lumpkin, Dave Hole).

Photo by Jon Tarry

Datura4’s debut album »Demon Blues« was released worldwide through Alive NaturalSound Records in 2015 and received international critical acclaim for its hard-rocking, progressive psych-blues. The follow-up »Hairy Mountain« in 2016 trademarked the band’s guitars to infinity approach and brought new fans.

Datura4 continues to refine and reinvent. The whispers around album number three are unmistakeable; Australian psych-blues rock at its swaggering, brilliant best. »Blessed Is The Boogie« is set for worldwide release in April 2019 through Alive NaturalSound Records.

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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