EXCLUSIVE: Hear the new album by The Datsuns

With members living in Stockholm, Auckland, London and Wellington, recording music isn't as straightforward as it might be, but The Datsuns gathered for ten days at Roundhead Studios in Auckland last January and recorded their new album, Deep Sleep.

“We’re not fucking around, says singer and bassist Rudolf de Borst. “We’re all conscious of the fact that we don’t live so close to one another, if we’re together, we’re going to make records.

“We knew we only had a few days to make this recording happen so we had a few things planned out in advance, a manifesto if you will. We knew we wanted to record analogue, hot to tape and that the sounds had to fit within certain sonic parameters: fuzz, minimal miking and overdubs. The song writing inspiration came from sci fi dreams and the spaces in between worlds, you get the idea. Five days later we had the bulk done. Our quickest and probably most fun record to make.”

The Datsuns will be playing live in the UK in October/November.

Oct 27 The Fleece, Bristol Oct 28 Fibbers, York Oct 29 Broadcast, Glasgow Oct 30 Cluny, Newcastle Oct 31 Harlow, Square Nov 1 Lexington, London

_Deep Sleep is out on October 6, and can be pre-ordered from iTunes now. Anyone ordering the album will get free download of the single, Bad Taste, immediately. _

Fraser Lewry

Online Editor at Louder/Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 38 years in music industry, online for 25. Also bylines for: Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, The Word Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Saga, Music365. Former Head of Music at Xfm Radio, A&R at Fiction Records, early blogger, ex-roadie, published author. Once appeared in a Cure video dressed as a cowboy, and thinks any situation can be improved by the introduction of cats. Favourite Serbian trumpeter: Dejan Petrović.