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DWC #859: The Darts (US) double record launch + The Cavemen

596 Holloway Road
N7 6LB London

This might be The Darts - US’ only UK appearance in 2018!

It’s also the London record launch of their two new records:

  • Our own LP/CD of The Darts - US the full length release of their first two 10” EPs and ...

  • The 7” single “Subsonic Dream” b/w “Bullet” that is coming out on Dirty Water Records USA/ Alternative Tentacles Records. Yes, Jello Biafra's label Alternative Tentacles Records

THE DARTS (US) are an all-grrrrl garage-psych-rock supergroup featuring Nicole Laurenne (The Love Me Nots, Motobunny, Zero Zero), Rikki Styxx (The Two Tens, The Dollyrots, Thee Outta Sites), Christina Nunez (The Love Me Nots, Casual Encounters, The Madcaps), and Michelle Balderrama (Brainspoon).

The band formed in early 2016 when, after watching each other’s bands from the sidelines for years, Nicole and Michelle realized there was no good reason why they shouldn’t just start writing songs together already. With six songs ready, Rikki and Michelle recorded their tracks in Los Angeles and then Nicole and Christina tracked their parts in Phoenix. Arizona producer Bob Hoag then masterfully stirred the mess together over a piping hot console. The results are two smoking 10” vinyl EPs full of garage riffs, girl-group harmonies, fuzz bass, farfisa organ, badass drum fills, and all-around lo-fi-turned-hi-fi goodness.

Soon after their October 2016 release, the singles “Running Through Your Lies” and “Revolution” enjoyed instant radio airplay and “Take What I Need” was selected by Sirius/XM’s Underground Garage channel as “The Coolest Song In The World.” The band played its first live show in October, 2016, and signed with London’s Dirty Water Records shortly thereafter.

They may be Kiwi trailer park trash reprobates, but The Cavemen (NZ) are our Kiwi trailer park trash reprobates and we love them. We're lucky to have them support, but they're mates with the Darts so get down early to see them.

Ace DJ Simon Wild (Oh!Gunquit) is on the vinyl decks before and after the bands so get there early and stay there late.

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