DARTZ is the band from Wellington, New Zealand. Formed in 2019, DARTZ ignited into being after singer Danz talked his way into an opening slot for Aussie heavyweights The Chats before realising he might need a band (and songs). Quickly assembling in a Wellington garage, the rabble-rousing quartet started to fire out their unique brand of snappy and intelligent party punk tunes, with influences rooted in the boozy anthemic Kiwi pub rock of yesteryear as well as modern punk freneticism and landlord-induced anxieties.
Three years on, the DARTZ boys have carved out their own lane in Aotearoa’s music scene, with a diehard nationwide fanbase enamoured by their high-energy, rark-heavy live set, singalong choruses, and razor-sharp lyrics which tackle everything from challenging colonisers to a fistfight in 1 Outs Captain Cook, to a drug safety PSA for festival-goers in Bathsalts, to ridiculing the moneymania of megachurch pastors in Pray for Prey.
Described as New Zealand’s “politically aware class clowns with a reputation for bringing the party wherever they appear” in a recent article naming them one of the country’s 10 future music stars to watch, DARTZ are Crispy on guitar, Clark on bass, Rollyz on drums and Danz on the shouts.
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