April 17th, 2012
Where are those DASTARDS I hear you ask?
Well – there’s a bit of a hiatus going on right now. Wake – the singer and song writer has moved to Norway. No-one is sure if this is a permanent move or not but it does mean that the band cannot perform live for the forseeable future. The tracks however live on – and should there be enough of a demand we’re sure the band will reform one day.
So – THANK YOU to everyone who came to a DASTARDS gig, and who bought a CD or download. Please continue to show your love. Keep buying the tracks (they will still keep coming out) and please support the members in their individual projects.
From All of us at DASTARDS & Stretch Records
January 11th, 2011
This Sunday – the 16th of January, you can catch DASTARDS – the UK’s hottest new band – as they kick off their 2011 gig list in Birmingham at the O2 at an ‘Emma Scott Presents‘ gig. Not to be missed. Join us.
September 6th, 2010
Here’s the band playing (in their new acoustic guise) playing at Colston Hall in Bristol on Friday 3rd September
July 14th, 2010
So … what’s been happening with the dastardly ones?
Well here goes ..
WAKE has re-recorded The Future and you can hear it here:
The band is choosing tracks for the first album. This is the choice so far:
Life On The Edge
Lonely In Between
Take A Left
The Sympathy March
Unknown Metaphors For Lift Off
These tracks show the true nature of DASTARDS – the darker, more thoughtful side. Let us know what you think of that choice.
WAKE has been in Norway for a few weeks touring around. He’s back on 17th July when the band can start gigging again.
And we’re looking forward to the WORCESTER MUSIC FESTIVAL (www.worcestermusicfestival.co.uk) in August where DASTARDS will be appearing on the BBC Introduing stage at the Marrs Bar in Worcester on August 20th. See you there!
May 5th, 2010
DASTARDS play at the Firefly in Worcester tomorrow night (6th May – Election night). Starts at 8pm (don’t be late). Also on are Tantrums and Barefoot. Not seen either of these before.
Plus a TV company has asked the band to audition on 13th May for a forthcoming TV programme. (That’s all we can say on that one).
And DASTARDS have re-recorded The Sympathy March at the Magic Garden Studio. The track was produced by Gavin Monaghan (who also produced The Editors, The Twang, Kings of Leon, Ocean Colour Scene etc. etc.)
And BBC Hereford & Worcester played ‘Pylon’ last Friday night. I sent them the newly recorded track but I suspect that it takes a while to get through the BBC’s ‘uploader’ system ..
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April 17th, 2010
Tom Robinson (soon ‘Glad to be Grey’) is playing TAKE A LEFT by DASTARDS on his ‘Fresh on the Net’ show this weekend (17th / 18th April).
Tom has played a number of DASTARDS tracks over the past 18 months – and we really appreciate it. It’s not like we know him – although he has emailed us a couple of times – so these tracks are being played on their merit alone.
Playing DASTARDS tracks on the radio is the ONLY way we will be able to reach a wider audience (bearing in mind how few people go to live gigs these days) so it’s even more important that 6 radio is saved from the BBC axe.
Please everyone – listen to 6 Radio. Contact the BBC – and let them know that scrapping 6 radio will stifle the emergence of great new music.
And a big thanks to Tom and his team.
Stretch & DASTARDS
April 11th, 2010
DASTARDS have had some new promo shots done. Here’s an example ..
21st April The Croft, Bristol
1st May Marrs Bar, Worcester
6th May Firefly, Worcester
8th May Private Party, Worcester
6 June Worcester Music Festival Fundraiser at Worcester Arts workshop
March 15th, 2010
Monday 15th March : Photo session
Tuesday 16th March : Gig (Non-Public – Assessment)
Wednesday : Rehearsal
Thursday : Gig (O2 Academy, Bristol)
Watch this space for further developments …
March 9th, 2010
Wake & Jake are performing a live acoustic session at The Drawbridge in Bristol on Friday March 12th. FREE ENTRY !!! Join us.
February 12th, 2010
DASTARDS are putting on a show this coming Monday (15th Feb 2009) at Joe Public’s in Bristol.
The night is called ‘BANDAGE’ and is to raise money for the people of Haiti. It’s FREE ENTRY and there will be a bucket passed round for donations to the DEC appeal. Also are are HOT FICTION. Should be a great night!
Our new postcards have arrived so we’ll be giving lots away during the night.
Join us on Monday and hear some previously unplayed tracks (like PYLON and BLOOD) from Britains hottest new unsigned band.
See you there – STRETCH