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The Datsuns
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The Datsuns

The Datsuns songsMost popular The Datsuns songs (see all 30 songs)
1Lady lyrics-
2System Overload lyrics-
3Little Bruise lyrics-
4Sittin' Pretty lyrics-
5Lucille lyrics-
6O Woe Is Me lyrics-
7Harmonic Generator lyrics-
8Blood Red lyrics-
9Stuck Here For Days lyrics-
10I Got No Words lyrics-

The Datsuns albumsMost popular The Datsuns albums (see all 4 albums)
1Deep Sleep 5,730
2Headstunts [2008]-
3Outta Sight Outta Mind [2004]-
4The Datsuns [2002]-


Biography
Although six months earlier people were telling New Zealand's Datsuns to give up, by mid-2002 London's music press was hailing them as "genius." By then the Datsuns had already been playing their brand of garage rock for six years, ever since they met at school in Cambridge and formed a band called Trinket.


Back in 1997, as Trinket, they won the local radio station's Battle of the Bands. The following year, now called the Datsuns, they won again. In the years that followed the group released only a handful of singles, all on vinyl and all on their own record label, Hell Squad Records. While beloved of student radio and known for their live Who-like performances, they were a relatively unknown group even at home. Things started to look up in March 2001, when a tour of Australia caused a bit of a stir, especially in Melbourne. Encouraged, the Datsuns made plans to take on London.

First it was the fickle London music press which flocked to the group's gigs, jostling with each other to hail the Datsuns as the greatest thing they'd seen. Record companies followed, waving cheque books in their faces. One major-label boss flew in from New York to check out the action. Their London tour of duty had started with the band sleeping on other people's couches. Before long at least one hopeful record company was fronting hotel bills. In July 2002 the band signed with the V2 label. The band then prepped for the domestic release of their self-titled effort, which appeared in February 2003.
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13 Comments
11-11-2006 21:00 iFly_NL
 
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@ Harmonic Generator

TUM- TUMTUM- TUMTUM-TUMTUM

turning tricks baby, electric mistress

Jesus, do I love this song!
11-11-2006 20:58 iFly_NL
 
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@ MF From Hell

Strange and extraordinary way of making a love song, but hell yeah do I like it!

LIKE A MF FROM HELL!
11-11-2006 20:56 iFly_NL
 
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@ Blacken My Thumb

The way they're hammering on the word 'smile' I love it!
23-09-2006 10:19 iFly_NL
 
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@ Outta Sight Outta Mind

I Liked their first cd more!
25-06-2006 02:46 Saschag
 
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@ Harmonic Generator

I love the datsuns and this song lol... NZ music rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
22-03-2006 22:57 cairowinters
 
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@ Freeze Sucker

The vocals in this are wicked! I love it!
22-03-2006 22:54 cairowinters
 
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@ In Love

I love this song - it's catchy and fun and gets so stuck in your head. I love the vocals and guitar in this too.
11-03-2006 20:11 sarah_2204
 
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@ Blacken My Thumb

hmm no discussion?
this song is ok : )
i like it
14-01-2006 02:20 Ed_harris
 
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@ MF From Hell

This song rocks!
05-11-2005 19:46 Indie_Rose
 
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@ Harmonic Generator

this song rox
its really good>
in fact im listen 2 it rite now