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.

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) for their next string of releases, first of which being their new single Yeah You’re Young.

YEAH YOU'RE YOUNG is a high-energy, chorus-heavy indie rock statement that explores a self-reflective thirst for life's offerings amidst a dwindling social landscape of wasted youth; and most importantly, a huge step-up for the band musically.

In a sentence, The Dardi Shades on paper have seemingly tapped a sound that’s eerily familiar for fans of intimate neon & vinyl tinged nostalgia; whilst managing to remain both uniquely inspiring and thought provoking.

Cigarettes in one sleeve, heart on the other.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

20 Jun 2019

Triple J
40

this is a song i'd chuck on when i'm driving to a summer camping festival with a car full of mates, tents, snacks and sneakily hidden alcohol.

this is a song i'd chuck on when i'm driving to a summer camping festival with a car full of mates, tents, snacks and sneakily hidden alcohol.

Review

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

20 Jun 2019

Triple J
40

This had me air guitaring, bass playing and drumming from the start. It feels fresh and nostalgic all at once.

This had me air guitaring, bass playing and drumming from the start. It feels fresh and nostalgic all at once.

Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

12 Jun 2019

Triple J
40

Good band here! Sounds like you wrote four choruses in a row and strung them all together. It's a great way to write. Really enjoyable.

Good band here! Sounds like you wrote four choruses in a row and strung them all together. It's a great way to write. Really enjoyable.