Track Premiere: Datura4 “Mother Medusa”

Key track from the Aussie combo’s upcoming album West Coast Highway Cosmic. Also see link below for exclusive interview with frontman Dom Mariani, pictured above (photo courtesy Alive Naturalsound).

BY JOHN B. MOORE

You know how to keep your sanity during a forced global shutdown that has us all living like hermits behind closed doors? Still waiting for the CDC and the World Health Organization to sign off on this one, but pretty certain it involves listening to the song “Mother Medusa” by Australia’s Datura4 an repeat, with the volume turned up to an obscene level.

With the album, not out until April 17th, BLURT is able to hook ya up thanks to this exclusive song premiere.

You can also check out a recent interview that fellow BLURT-er Michael Toland conducted with Datura4 singer/guitarist Dom Mariani, long a fave of the staff here through his many musical incarnations, from the Stems to the DM3 to Majestic Kelp and, of course, his latest powerhouse outfit.

“The title actually came from Warren our drummer who used it to describe an over-zealous partner of a mutual friend,” says Mariani, of the tune.  “I liked the imagery of the ‘Mother Medusa’ and it set the scene for the inspiration behind the song. We here at D4 headquarters dig the heavy sounds, so to complement the lyrics the riffs had to be hard and heavy and the drums pounding like Cozy Powell on steroids.” (Below photo by Ben Taylor-Vivian)

The album, West Coast Highway Cosmic is coming out on limited-edition splatter colored vinyl, CD and digital/streaming formats via Alive Naturalsound Records.

Read our extensive past coverage of both Datura4 and Dom Mariani by simply entering his name into the search box on the homepage.

 

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