DAKARA DIRT SURGES FORWARD AND LANDS ON AMERICAN SHORES
After spending two years touring and promoting "Miss Hollywood” with sold out shows, front man, songwriter & incendiary guitar player Mick Brandon hits the ground running with Dakara Dirt’s sophomore album, “Chapter I”, available on iTunes and all major digital outlets.
Their debut album “Miss Hollywood”, released in September 2011 on Brandonland Records, gained massive success in Australia getting to number 10 on that country’s charts.
Mick describes the creative process behind Chapter I as being “The most tiring, yet the most honest and creatively rewarding time of my life. It was different; it was just about the music. There were no distractions, no outside influences or negative energy. It was just me and the music that I write”.
The album’s thematic journey is reflective of Mick Brandon’s work ethic; who played every instrument on almost all the recordings as well as engineering and producing the LP.
Landing in Los Angeles earlier in August, the band has amassed a die-hard fan following that spans across the world, and have gained the backing from industry giants ESP guitars and Dean Markley strings.
With Chapter I set to be a “must-have” in the vault of rock n roll’s classic albums, Dakara Dirt will be playing a venue near you soon.
Dakara Dirt’s latest release will hit radio stations worldwide October 1st 2014.
"I think these guys will be part of the future of entertainment and showmanship. Mick Brandon had everybody eating from the palm of his hands from start to end - a great energy and charisma and a smile on his face the whole way through, the guy is a born performer"
- Spike Joey, The Australian Music Network
DAKARA DIRT BIOGRAPHY
Driven by a loyal and ever-growing fan base (The DDF), Dakara Dirt’s promotion by the band’s independent label – Brandonland Music (founded by front man and songwriter, Mick Brandon) has seen music industry insiders at The Music Network in Australia slot their first single “Miss Hollywood” chart into number 10 of the world’s very best at the time of release.
Providing a full-length live show that packs punch, stimulates and arouses the crowds, Dakara Dirt is one of the few acts able to generate such excitement and buzz without any major record company support.
Their blend of melodic sensibility, mixed with a dose of memorable hooks, and powerfully relatable lyrics, makes Dakara Dirt an equally enjoyable experience to listen to as watching them perform live. Experiencing their distinct and unmistakable sound, it is easy to see how they embody the spirit of rock and roll.
The themes that run through Dakara Dirt’s songs involve the audience in a musical reality of life, expressing the joys and tragedies to which everybody of today and tomorrow can relate.
They are what the world has missed - a chance for the sound to change, and move on from the new century’s inorganic sound, back to music that moves, and with words that speak.
Dakara Dirt is not an anti-establishment, but a re-boost of hard rock that has been re-energized for today’s audience.
MICK BRANDON – Guitars/Pianos/Lead Vocals/All studio instruments
Mick is the creative mind and main spokesperson for the band, composing, producing the group’s music, lyrics and arrangements. Since the age of 7 when Mick first learned the guitar, he has been writing his uniquely stylized lyrics and composing original works on piano, and guitar.
Studying at several musical schools across Melbourne, it led him onto the path of forming original bands, which led to an opportunity to travel to the United States in the late 2000's to pursue his dream.
After spending time in Los Angeles & New York studying and understanding the music scene to greater detail, Mick flew back to Australia in 2010, and along with two old friends, he founded Dakara Dirt with a vision to refresh and reinvigorate live music fans and the modern hard rock genre at the same time.
His relentless hunger and drive to succeed pushed the band to greater strengths, breaking walls and stereotypes in order to reach the bigger vision. He often composes music in his sleep, awaking with melodies and lyrical ideas and heralds from such influences as Metallica, Scorpions, Motley Crue and Avenged Sevenfold.
In 2014, Mick Brandon returns to the United States; with even more drive, and with an unbeatable work ethic.
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