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THANKS to all who came to watch DASTARDS in Camden

Friday, October 9th, 2009

Loads of DASTARDS fans turned up last night (8th Oct) to watch DASTARDS at The Purple Turtle. Many had travelled all the way from Bristol & Worcester.

We’d just like to say a huge “THANK YOU”. You are brilliant!

 Hopefully we’ll see some of you again on Saturday 10th Oct in Worcester

(at The Marrs Bar)


 Stretch X

DASTARDS – back in Camden on October 8th

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

If you missed the last DASTARDS gig at Tommy Flynns, joins us at GLASSWERK PRESENTS @ PURPLE TURTLE on Thursday October 8th.

 Also on – our friends the Musgraves (used to the Matthew Bennett Band) who we played with previously at Atticus in Birmingham.

Last night we wnt to a ‘musicians clinic’ organised by and met Mel Brown who did the PR for MUSE. She now has a couple of DASTARDS cds- lets see where we go!


DASTARDS make a rare trip to LONDON!

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

Come & see DASTARDS at TOMMY FLYNNS in Camden this Sunday (20th Sept) – just 50p entry. (Even hard up A & R can afford that!)


Fahrenheit Festival Cancelled

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

We’ve just heard that the Fahrenheit Festival has been cancelled. We’re gutted – obviously. This is the message on the Fahrenheit site:

Dear all,

It is with regret that the Fahrenheit Festival 2009 due to take place this Friday 7th, 8th and 9th of August has been forced to reschedule.

We are all very sorry for any inconvience caused but due to last minute circumstances beyond our control we have had to take this action now as to avoid the participants of the festival any further disruption. Building on the many partnerships and collaborations that define Fahrenheit we will be back to you soon with details of a number of exciting events and opportunities for unsigned bands and artists.

Many Thanks.
The Fahrenheit Festival Team

 Presumably it was poor ticket sales but it’s very sad as it was an interesting idea – to use independent bands who wouldn’t be soaking up huge costs in fees – leaving more money in the pot to promote the event.

Anyway – here are DASTARDS at their last festival (CHAGSTOCK ’09) with FLASHLIGHTS


Thursday, July 30th, 2009

DASTARDS next gig is the first ever FAHRENHEIT FESTIVAL in Cambridgeshire. The organisers of this festival are to be admired for basing the festival around independent bands / artists. There are 97 bands / artists on the bill. DASTARDS are on 7.20 pm on Sat 8th August. Not to be missed!


Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009


DASTARDS performing live at CHAGSTOCK 09

Review of DASTARDS at Rubeyz, Bournemouth 3rd May

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

By Tamlyn Head 

    “The DASTARDS was a familiar name to me and, although I had never seen them live, they have been pleasing audiences for the last 6 years. A guitar trio – one bass, one rhythm and one acoustic – producing such a refined sound which perfectly supports the singer’s raw sounding, Bob Dylan-reminiscent, yet superbly melodious vocals.

The Dastards are certainly no strangers to live gigs, having been performing for years, and at times, such as the night of Exposure, back-to-back gigs are the order of the night. This said, their performance was as if it was their first, filled with the eagerness to please the audience and all the passion conveyed by only true artists, dedicated to the cause.

Included in the half hour set were songs from their latest album, as well as their cover of Dire Straits’ Romeo & Juliet – a song which sounded as if it was written for this band.

DASTARDS headline The Cross Kings – London

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

DASTARDS at The Cross Kings London March 17 2009

Despite the huge problems caused for us (and the promoter, and the rest of the artists) by our drummer dropping out at the last minute DASTARDS went on to really perform jaw-droppingly well in front of a London crowd that actually seemed to ‘get’ the band. 

DASTARDS in London


DASTARDS Gig Review by Andy O’Hare on the BBC

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

The DastardsThe Dastards

There was more Old Grey Whistle Test-like memorable numbers from probably the biggest-hitting band currently in the two counties. This was an all-too-rare home fixture from The Dastards, who are busy making waves country-wide with stand-out numbers like ‘Flashlights’ and the Gloria-ish ‘Miranda’. The trademark ‘distinctive vocals’ from frontman Wake are very much the feature of these melodic indie-rockers – and a mini-scoop on the Friday Session Introdcuing last week I think for a pre-release hearing of the new single ‘Staying Out’ – back of the net! Standout for me, though, was the awesome Boys-Don’t-Cry-like anthem ‘Scaffolds Of Muscle’.

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DASTARDS play London – March 17th CROSS KINGS

Friday, March 13th, 2009

Come and watch DASTARDS in London on March 17th at the CROSS KINGS – in KINGS CROSS!