Rock n Roll fans – please welcome Hairy Mountain – the second album from West Australias 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 rocknroll, with a nod to the spiritual presence of their hairy Oz Rock forefathers.
Hairy Mountain is the culmination of a lifetime of musical archaeology and the ongoing search for the never ending riff. It’s the brainchild of Dom Mariani (frontman of Australian garage rockers The Stems and Power Posters DM3) and Greg Hitchcock (former You Am I and one-time New Christs guitarist), and their new full-tilt boogie, psych and prog combo Datura4. – BLURT
Hailing from Fremantle in Western Australia, DATURA4 is the brainchild of Dom Mariani (frontman of legendary Australian garage rockers The Stems and Power Pop favourites 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 ’70’s 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.