Dallas Crane, The Newcastle Hotel
139 Maitland road, Islington, NSW, 2296
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 referred to them as, ‘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 favorite band, immortalising them in their song Who Put The Devil In You?
The revitalised songwriting 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 it’s 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.
With special guests The Donkey Browns