Formed in 1997 and originating from Cambridge, The Datsuns have won a raft of awards including NME's ‘Best Live Band’ and New Zealand Music Awards for ‘Best Album’, ‘Best Group’ and ‘Breakthrough Artist’. From full throttle rock'n'roll to psychedelia to pop melodies, “Headstunts” is the magical follow up to 2006's “Smoke & Mirrors”. With the dirgey throb of ‘High School Hoodlums’ as our first introduction, followed by ‘Human Error’, a song which harks back to the balls-to-the-wall simplicity of their self titled debut and the sixties pop feel of ‘Cruel Cruel Fate’, “Headstunts” feels like this band have poured every ounce of musical goodness they have into it. Recorded early 2008 at Svenska Grammofonstudion in Gothenborg, Sweden and self produced, the album plays through with a relentless vigour and sparkle.
1. Human Error 2. Hey! Paranoid People! (What’s In Your Head?) 3. Your Bones 4. Ready Set Go! 5. Yeah Yeah Just Another Mistake 6. Eye of the Needle 7. So Long 8. Cruel Cruel Fate 9. Highschool Hoodlums 10. Cry Crybaby 11. Pity Pity Please 12. Somebody Better