Dallas Crane // Scoundrels Album Tour WA

Dallas Crane // Scoundrels Album Tour WA
Submitted on 11 April 2019 14:45

Scoundrels Tour WA :: March 2016

Back in the saddle and touring behind a great brand new album, tearing up stages in WA in March 2016!

41 Stephen St, Bunbury
Ph: (08) 9721 2016
Show Starts 8pm.
Free Entry!

23 Hastings Street, Scarborough
Ph: (08) 9341 1122
Doors 8pm. Plus Special Guests
Tickets available now thru Oztix

393 Murray St, Perth
Ph: (08) 9321 7606
Doors 8pm. Plus Special Guests.
Tickets available now thru Oztix

A brief history of 4/4 time

Somewhere back in 1996, a stupid conversation took place between four young blokes in a dusty oil shed on the trucking yards of Port Melbourne’s Dallas Crane Transport that went something like, “so ya reckon we could do this for a living?”

Almost 20 years later, Dallas Crane have become a not only a lauded constituent of the Australian rock ‘n roll scene, but a trend-proof mainstay that continues to exhilarate audiences wherever they bloody well set foot!

Some used to call them, ‘Australia’s hardest working band’, playing their guts out to anyone who’d listen, in which most cases was a packed out pub anywhere around Australia.
They gave everything every time you saw them; no microphone left un-scolded, no denim jacket left un-soaked and no audience left anything other than completely satisfied with what they had just witnessed for the last hour and a bit.
Even You Am I’s Tim Rogers had them down as his favourite band, immortalising them in their song Who Put The Devil In You?

After some more-than-healthy Triple J support in the early part of the millennium, the band were chased down by legendary Australian label Albert Productions (AC/DC, The Easybeats,) to come and add to their already killer legacy by laying down some choice cuts over two albums; one of their first rock signings in many years.

Their first offering Dallas Crane / Dallas Crane was so well received, it even had Australian Idol’s Mark Holden begrudgingly asking the question, ‘who the hell are these guys, and how are they getting triple ARIA Award nominations?’

A little time away from the scene after their Australian tour with The Who in 2009 meant not a lot of activity for Dallas Crane over the last couple of years, but if their brand new long player Scoundrels is anything to go by, the Crane faithful can rest easy knowing that none of that original pent-up verve and vigour went missing in their brief sabbatical.

Recorded throughout 2014-2015 at Melbourne’s Hothouse Audio with Craig Harnath and engineering whiz-kid Jez Giddings, Scoundrels rounds up some of the band’s finest works to date with songs like
The Sunnyside and Disillusioned proving just how gloriously majestic two guitars can be in front of a driving rhythm section.

The revitalised song writing effort has yielded ten time-hardy gems on an extremely solid return-to-form release from the band.

Dave Larkin’s Come To Light and The Good Times demonstrates the band is far from done with its penchant for the splendid epic, whilst guitarist/singer Pete Satchell adds his own gentler touch on the compelling and beautiful Lucky Me.

‘Scoundrels’ showcases a new level of sophistication in the band’s songwriting, not slowing in vitality or intrigue until the very last note.
Available now through the band’s own Nylon Sounds label.