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Melbourne, Australia (2006 – present)

Dardanelles are a four piece band from Melbourne, Australia. They formed in 2006.

Their sound is difficult to categorise, but falls loosely under the post/art-punk umbrella, and channels elements of shoegaze, electronica, ambient noise, and industrial.

They are renowned for the ability to meld disparate musical elements into a continuous soundscape, matched with impressionistic lyrics.

Their first album, MIRROR MIRROR, was shortlisted for the Australian Music Prize, QANTAS/SOYA Music Prize, and was ranked the 6th best album of 2007 by the INPRESS critics.

Dardanelles have previously toured with Crystal Castles, Who Made Who, 1990s, Howling Bells, Ratatat, Shocking Pinks, and many more.

They have played most Australian festivals, including Pyramid, Playground, Field Day, Trackside, Essential and more.

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  • acumen

    i'm actually listening to another band called the Dardanelles, a folk/traditional band from Newfoundland, Canada

    17 Apr 2010 Reply
  • zorara

    Dardanelles are one of the most intriguing bands I've seen live (I lost count of the times I saw them). They have this indescribeable energy and they possess these haunting qualities in their sound at the same time. I just wish I was able to convince more people of their potential and aesthetics when they were around.

    27 Apr 2009 Reply
  • skilfulorama

    бля, крутые)

    26 Feb 2009 Reply
  • DameOatmeal

    Footsteps is easily one of my fav Aussie tracks of '08. George Zhukov and Origami Tree off the EP are well worth listening to as well. Saw these guys as a support act and they rocked so much more than the headline act!

    15 Jan 2009 Reply
  • idioteque04

    what mirror mirror like cunge?

    9 Jan 2009 Reply
  • idioteque04

    not to bad eh not to bad, just not to bad

    9 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Toby_thefox

    nice songs :)

    6 Dec 2008 Reply
  • neats1

    morse code... amazing :)

    3 Apr 2008 Reply
  • MozzaC

    Only 4,000 listens? Mirror Mirror is pretty much Australian album of the year for me.

    25 Oct 2007 Reply
  • porkman89

    shit footsteps is a good song

    30 Sep 2007 Reply
  • hollyy___x

    Added to Aussie Undiscovered's list!

    7 Jul 2007 Reply
  • of_alicia

    i saw the dardanelles live- they supported dappled cities in geelong once. friggin rad! i love you guys!

    23 May 2007 Reply
  • mangomagic

    found youse in a surfin dvd loved it and bought your ep awesome!

    17 Feb 2007 Reply
  • jacjacjacqui

    A friend gave me your EP, and i definately quite enjoy it!!! :) Sure i'll catch yous out n about sometime in the near-ish future.

    3 Feb 2007 Reply
  • Heinekren

    Of Course you Said is playing on my radio, and I think I've just discovered a band with a lot of potential.

    11 Jan 2007 Reply
  • caitjane1

    i see the beginning of something good

    5 Jan 2007 Reply
  • vincethewipet

    Just bought the album on Emusic, great stuff.

    23 Dec 2006 Reply