Posts Tagged ‘dastards’

DASTARDS are back in London AND Bristol

Friday, December 4th, 2009

10 Dec 09 sees DASTARDS back at the Purple Turtle in Camden, London. Hope you can join us!

Then on Saturday 19th December DASTARDS are headlining at THE JUNCTION in Bristol. Get down and dirty … but don’t Stumble & Fall.

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)

 Cheers

 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 www.tourdates.co.uk and met Mel Brown who did the PR for MUSE. She now has a couple of DASTARDS cds- lets see where we go!

Stretch

DASTARDS Tracks featuring on Music Websites

Saturday, August 8th, 2009

This week www.TextaTrack.co.uk have made STAYING OUT their featured single of the week. Text a Track is a great, simple music download service which is chart registered. All tracks £1. Simple.

Plus LONELY INBETWEEN is at #10 on the www.TourDates.co.uk chart. It has also just been voted into the ‘Green Room’ at www.FameGames.com

S0 – whilst sometimes we think that the UK music press is ignoring us – some Music sites are LOVING US. (and we love them back!) 

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXFrluONkrE

DASTARDS play The FAHRENHEIT FESTIVAL

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!

DASTARDS @ CHAGSTOCK 09

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

DASTARDS play TROUBLE @ CHAGSTOCK 09

DASTARDS performing live at CHAGSTOCK 09

New DASTARDS drummer

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

His name is Mudie. His first gig with DASTARDS will be at the CHAGSTOCK FESTIVAL (where the band are supporting SQUEEZE). Not a bad first gig!

Here he is:

 Mudie of the DASTARDS

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