Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


band members

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


Influences

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


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.

Calling Camden Australia home, the band are the product of a perfect creative storm of musical personalities that happened to land together in the right place after the dust had settled; a gyre of lyrical sentimentality, precocious musicianship and seemingly endless creativity, the band have drawn their sound from influences far and wide.

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.

Forming in 2016 the boys have been busy gig wise and clocking in some very noteworthy support slots and keeping the ball rolling with their live performances and new releases.

Most notably to date, after only 5 live performances The Dardi Shades were afforded the opportunity to join The Rubens on their North Queensland Tour in January 2017 and now they are about to join them again this June, 2018 where you can catch them in Victoria & NSW.

Playing In The dirt - The bands' debut EP was released everywhere Friday 8th June 2018.

Cigarettes in one sleeve, heart on the other.

Review

Review by Erica Mallett Erica Mallett

12 Jul 2018

Triple J
35

A sad-boy belter waltz that has me wanting to sit alone in a bar staring into a half empty schooner of warm beer (in a good way)

A sad-boy belter waltz that has me wanting to sit alone in a bar staring into a half empty schooner of warm beer (in a good way)

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

25 May 2018

Triple J
30

A sweet little posi song that's harkens back to the likes of Strokes et al

A sweet little posi song that's harkens back to the likes of Strokes et al

Review

Review by Nat Tencic Nat Tencic

20 Mar 2017

Triple J
35

This is the best time anyone has had with a guitar since Josh Pyke went sailing in a giant one and it sank and wait that wasn't all that fun but this is!

This is the best time anyone has had with a guitar since Josh Pyke went sailing in a giant one and it sank and wait that wasn't all that fun but this is!