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    AUSTRALIAN ROCK BAND DATURA4 TO RELEASE THEIR THIRD STUDIO ALBUM “BLESSED IS THE BOOGIE” APRIL 5, 2019 VIA ALIVE NATURALSOUND RECORDS

    Blessed is the Boogie is the eagerly anticipated third album by Western Australian rockers Datura4.

    Fronted by Aussie legend Dom Mariani, who came to prominence on the music scene in the 1980s with legendary garage rock combo The Stems, and later went on to form revered power pop outfits DM3 and The Someloves, Datura4 is Mariani’s return to his blues and heads-down, full-tilt boogie roots.

    Blessed is the Boogie is ten new songs that build on Datura4’s ‘guitars to infinity’ approach of Hairy Mountain (2016) and the hard rocking, progressive blues and psychedelic stylings of debut LP Demon Blues (2015). Both albums were released through Alive NaturalSound Records and gained critical acclaim at home, in Europe and the USA.

    Datura4 are stoked to share with you this new collection of songs. “Boom boom boom boom – Blessed is the Boogie.

    Datura4’s Blessed is the Boogie will be available April 5th on Limited Edition Vinyl, CD, digital and streaming formats via Alive Naturalsound Records.

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    BLESSED IS THE BOOGIE TRACKLISTING:
    01 Black Dog Keep Running
    02 Blessed Is The Boogie
    03 Looper
    04 Run With Lucy
    05 Ooh Poo Pah Doo
    06 Sounds of Gold
    07 Evil People Pt 2
    08 Not For Me
    09 Cat On A Roof
    10 The City of Lights

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    FOR MORE INFO ON DATURA4:
    https://www.alive-records.com/artist/datura4

    FOR MORE INFO ON ALIVE NATURALSOUND RECORDS:
    http://www.alive-records.com

    FOR MEDIA & INTERVIEW REQUESTS:
    Tony Bonyata
    Pavement PR
    e: tony[AT]pavementpr.com
    http://pavementpr.com

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    PREVIOUS PRESS RELEASE FOR DATURA4’S 2016 LP HAIRY MOUNTAIN:

    DATURA4 TO RELEASE THEIR LATEST STUDIO ALBUM “HAIRY MOUNTAIN” OCTOBER 28TH VIA ALIVE NATURALSOUND RECORDS!

    Rock ‘n’ Roll fans – please welcome Hairy Mountain – the second album from West Australia’’s Datura4. Building upon the “‘guitars-to-infinity’” approach of Datura4’’s acclaimed debut LP ‘Demon Blues’, ‘Hairy Mountain’ is ten solid tracks celebrating an unbridled joy for rock ‘’n’’ roll, with a nod to the spiritual presence of their hairy Oz Rock forefathers.

    The psychedelic cover art is by Joshua Marc Levy/Asheville Art Family.

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    Datura4’s Hairy Mountain will be available on limited colored vinyl, CD and digital formats October 28th via Alive Naturalsound Records.

    HAIRY MOUNTAIN TRACK LISTING:
    1. Fools Gold Rush
    2. Trolls
    3. Mary Carroll Park
    4. Uphill Climb
    5. Hairy Mountain
    6. Greedy World
    7. Confide in Me
    8. Too Much (or not enough)
    9. Something to Hide
    10. Broken Path

    FOR MORE INFO ON DATURA4:
    https://www.facebook.com/Datura4

    FOR MORE INFO ON ALIVE NATURALSOUND RECORDS:
    http://www.alive-records.com

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    PREVIOUS PRESS RELEASE FOR DATURA4’S 2015 LP DEMON BLUES:

    Hailing from Fremantle in Western Australia, Datura4 is the brainchild of Dom Mariani (frontman of legendary Australian garage rockers The Stems and Power Pop favorites DM3) and Greg Hitchcock (former You Am I and one-time New Christs’ guitarist). In 2011 they joined forces combining a shared passion for full-tilt boogie, psychedelic rock and progressive blues.

    Along with drummer Warren Hall who previously played with The Drones and bass player Stu Loasby Datura4 have been steadily building a reputation in their hometown with their live performances. With a healthy nod to early ’70s Australian Psych/Blues/Boogie from the likes of Buffalo, Coloured Balls, The Aztecs and latter era Masters Apprentices, Demon Blues represents Mariani & Hitchcock’s love of hard hitting bell-bottom blues.

    The psychedelic cover art is by Joshua Marc Levy/Asheville Art Family.

    Datura4’s Demon Blues will be available on limited colored vinyl, CD and digital formats July 10th via Alive Naturalsound Records. The CD will include one bonus track not available on other formats, as well as alternate cover art.

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    DEMON BLUES TRACK LISTING:
    1. Out With The Tide
    2. You Ain’t No Friend Of Mine
    3. Another Planet
    4. Journey Home
    5. Demon Blues
    6. Hoonsville
    7. Pissin’ Up The Wall
    8. Killjoy
    9. Gravedigger Man
    10. Love To Burn

    FOR MORE INFO ON DATURA4:
    https://www.facebook.com/Datura4

    FOR MORE INFO ON ALIVE NATURALSOUND RECORDS:
    http://www.alive-records.com

    FOR MEDIA REQUESTS:
    Tony Bonyata
    Pavement PR
    e: tony[AT]pavementpr.com
    http://pavementpr.com

     

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  • HERE’S WHAT CRITIC’S HAVE SAID ABOUT DATURA4:

    • "Blessed Is the Boogie certainly wears the group's debt to John Lee Hooker and other boogie masters proudly on its sleeve. But tracks such as 'Not For Me' and 'Cat on a Roof' are more expansive and compositionally ambitious, while the acoustic-flavored 'City of Lights' hews toward some of Mariani's power-pop background." - Gary Graff, BILLBOARD
    • Elements of hard-lined blues remain evident, but are primarily smoothed out by a dominant, free-formed ’70s psych sparsity. Those sprawling soundscapes themselves threaten explosive outbreaks yet are reigned in further with a defining boogie, a heavy footstomp of swagger that sets a more contemporary course. – ROLLING STONE
    • If you dig your blues heavy, garage-y and festering with a mind-stewing barrage of psych-fueled overtones, then you’ve just got to pick up this groove-pummeling debut from Aussie four-piece Datura4. – THE BLUES MAGAZINE
    • 9/10! A way smokin’ slab of pysch ‘n’ furious jams, powered by amped to 11 guitars and straight-up boogaloo. Demon Blues is pretty much satisfaction guaranteed. - VIVE LE ROCK
    • 4.5/5! Datura4’s Demon Blues 70s rock will grab you like a Torana driver’s handshake in the days before power steering. There are saturated and overdriven guitars all over these 10 songs like a rash on a Led Zeppelin groupie. - I-94 BAR
    • Groovy, glammy, psychedelic blues. - POPMATTERS