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DASTARDS play the Firefly – and other news!

Wednesday, 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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Saturday, 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.

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DASTARDLY busy week for the DASTARDS

Monday, 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 …

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.

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!


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!


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