Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


band members

Stew - Vocals - Guitar// Kabir - Guitar - Keys // Logan - Lead Guitar // Mikey - Bass // Leon - Percussion


Influences

Oasis, Jamie T, INXS, The Kooks, The libertines, The Strokes


Unearthed artists we like

White Blanks, ELKI, PANDAMIC, WHARVES, The Phazes


Website

Bio

Camden,NSW.

~Triumphant & Nostalgic Indie-Rock~

With a dynamic sound driven by potent yet jangly leads and unashamedly vulnerable lyrical hooks, The Dardi Shades harness the ballad driven croon of the 50's along with adolescent Americana themes of the 60’s and translate those all too familiar sounds, images and feelings of dimly-lit pink neon into modern relevancy through nostalgically British rock statements that are as catchy as they are inspiring.

From mid-noughties indie stalwarts to the iconic rock outfits of yesteryear, The Dardi Shades sound sways between high-energy pop rock, to swooning and crooning ballads that feel effervescent as the do familiar.

2019 ~

kicking it off at Secret Garden festival where they played the main-stage, The band have been writing and recording and have paired up with ARIA award winning producer Adrian Breakspear (Gang Of Youths 2017). Following on from the success of their recent release 'Yeah You're Young' - The Dardi Shades are firing us into summer with their new energetic anthem 'Best Friend'.

Best Friend is bursting with life and color from the opening chord. A juxtaposition between bright sound and sombre story, Best Friend is a powerful bass-driven anthem that pushes and pulls around thought provoking lyrical context and big-jangly guitar driven choruses. Best Friend builds upon The Dardi Shades' inspired British sound, already drawing parallels with the likes of The Kooks & Courteeners, while notably
taking further cues from stalwarts such as Circa Waves and The Strokes.

In a sentence, The Dardi Shades on paper have seemingly tapped a sound that’s eerily familiar whilst managing to remain both uniquely inspiring and thought provoking.

Cigarettes in one sleeve, heart on the other.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

03 Dec 2019

Triple J
40

This Camden crew have come through with the goods! It's easily the most complete I've heard The Dardis sound - big vibe all round.

This Camden crew have come through with the goods! It's easily the most complete I've heard The Dardis sound - big vibe all round.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

02 Dec 2019

Triple J
40

there's a heap to like about this effortless and smart indie pop from the dardi shades. kooks fans gather round.

there's a heap to like about this effortless and smart indie pop from the dardi shades. kooks fans gather round.

Review

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

02 Dec 2019

Triple J
40

Sweet summer vibes shine through so bright on this one. I want to blast this on the way to the beach.

Sweet summer vibes shine through so bright on this one. I want to blast this on the way to the beach.