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Retro Man Blog: The Dustaphonics "Big Smoke London Town"

The launch party for Graham Day & The Forefathers new album “Good Things” at 229 The Venue in London on October 31st is shaping up to be one hell of a Halloween night as The Dustaphonics have now been added to the line-up along with The Fallen Leaves. The Dustaphonics actually have a new record of their own to promote too, the fabulous “Big Smoke London Town” has just been released on Dirty Water Records and is fast becoming one of Retro Man Blog’s favourite albums of the year so far.

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Uber Rock: The Dustaphonics "Big Smoke London Town"

There are plenty of sisters out there doing it in the name of rock and roll and you can add the marvellous Dustaphonics to that long list.  From the confident opening number 'The Message' this rock and roll combo get your toes a-tapping via some intense old school rock and roll and as unoriginal as it is it's still engaging and downright entertaining. 

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New Untouchables: The Dustaphonics "Big Smoke London Town"

From the first track, all I could think of was ‘hold on to your hats’!
 
Dustaphonics are about as incendiary as you can get when it comes to rockin’, rollin’ hard nosed blues. Hayley Red is that ‘perfect storm’ of '50s siren styling, inflecting the odd squeal for effect in her vocal performance and oozing sultry sex appeal. Dynamite stuff when applied to the driving, in-yer-face Dustaphonics sound.

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Blow Up: The Dustaphonics "Big Smoke London Town"

Dustaphonics:  Vintage for the ones with fine taste

They’re one of the hottest live bands in London, they’re the Dustaphonics. Not only can they count on the voice and stage presence of Hayley Red, vocalist with an overflowing sex appeal, but also on a musical drive that crosses over the best of music in the past sixty years: from rock’n’roll and R&B of the fifties to the Garage of the sixties, from soul to surf. All mixed with style: vintage music for the ones with fine taste.

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Making Time: The Dustaphonics "Big Smoke London Town"

In a brief space of time us LPs who will make the delights of the degustador of vibrant R&B, furious rock 'n roll and garage have arrived new from the publication by the London seal Dirty Water exciting the three Record of trotter. Three consecutively appeared launchings totally recommended in urgent May, June and July so that the track shakes of dance to the rate of dynamic rythmical bases, guitars and howls from the garage!

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Mudkiss: The Dustaphonics "Party Girl"

It’s like something from Kerouac’s On The Road - the dank smell of whiskey and stale cigarette smoke curls through the bar, thick and cancerous. It hangs in the witching hour gloom. A woman in stockings moans a tune from across the top of a battered grand piano. She’s sexy and dangerous and mostly every man sober enough to lift his head off the bar is swaying to her hypnotic spell. There are silhouettes of old negroes, sleazy looking men in shabby hats, sunken-eyed junkies - all clanking their bottles and stumbling around in the smog to the ramshackle clatter of the band.

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Schwindy's Indie Music Spotlight: The Dustaphonics "Party Girl"

Some bands just know how to do more interesting things than others. The Dustaphonics is a band that knows how to grab your attention even before you hear anything on the album Party Girl (Dirty Water Records, 2011). I don't know about you, but album covers like that are enough to get me to check out the band's music. Then you hear the music and you experience a melange of surf, R&B, soul, and garage. Yes, really.

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Happening Magazine: The Dustaphonics "Party Girl"

These days every girl considers herself potential burlesque material. These days every half-wit with an axe thinks they can recapture the retro vibe through Bryl-creem and a swank two-tone ensemble. We are left in dire times. It's this whole old-new-old categorisation walloping it's guilded hand down and diverting us from straight-cut rock'n'roll party time values. Yet herein lie the middle grey, the space where the talented few, committed and bright, stick to their guns in an otherwise flooded market. I'm talking about The Dustaphonics and their new album Party Girl.

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