Archive for May, 2009

Calling All Music Publishing Companies!

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Have a listen to DASTARDS and contact us.

We’ve tried contacting a number of companies and only 1 (one) has even got back to us (and they just want instrumental music). We know that publishing is a specialised area (we want the music actively promoted) so we need a company who ‘get’ the band and the music who can effecively promote the music for films, tv, advertising etc. When they find out that WAKE can also write ‘to order’, and how musically talented DASTARDS are, they will realise what a ‘find’ they have made.

I was under the impression Publishing companies were trying to seek out music they could ‘exploit’ (preferably before the band are huge because then they should be able to make a better deal with the band). However – so far we have drawn a blank. This worries me – because we know that the music has great commercial potential – and if publishers can’t see it – then are they actually any good?

Maybe when one actually gets back to us – we’ll grab their arm off – because – with a bit of luck – we will have found one of the few companies out there who know what they are doing!

Stretch

Great new DASTARDS Merch Designs

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

See the new designs in our Merch shop here:

DASTARDS MERCHANDISE SHOP

Like this one:

Black long tee with chevron logo 

And this one:

 

DASTARDS audition Drummers

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

This week we are auditioning potential drummers for the band.

We are looking for someone special – who understands the music and is a superb musician, who gets what DASTARDS are all about, and who fits in with the rest of the band.

Looking forward to the new person joining – and getting back to full band performances!

Stretch 

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 get more Kerrang Radio Airplay

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

On Sunday this week (10th May) Kerrang Radio played SUCCUMB by DASTARDS.

 Brilliant! – Thanks Alex and Kerrang Radio