After a triumphant performance supporting Guns N’ Roses at Hyde Park, The Dust Coda have just released their third album, Loco Paradise, via Earache Records. The new album has been receiving rave reviews to date and is packed with a raw energy and fire that is equally matched to their stellar songwriting across the album’s 11 tracks. The band recorded each song together in one room at one time, capturing The Dust Coda’s power as a live band on record for the first time.
Guitarist Adam Mackie says, “This album really captures the band at the top of its game. We locked ourselves away in the studio together for a week to live and breathe the creation of ‘Loco Paradise’. Just six people constantly feeding off each other 24 hours a day for 7 days to give life to these songs and elevate them to a place beyond our expectations.”

We thought this was a good opportunity to crack The Dust Coda’s code, so we asked the band to choose four records that have been major influence on their lives in music.


Nine Inch Nails – The Downward Spiral (chosen by John Drake)

Listening to The Downward Spiral is  like watching a true crime documentary on the murder of someone’s soul. When I first heard that record I was 15, it scared the hell out of me, but also made feel like I wasn’t alone.
Rage, fury, loneliness, despair, insanity, sex, death and the best synth melodies in the world layered with evil nihilistic distorted guitars and drums.Trent Reznor’s ability to infuse vulnerable melodic song writing, sublime orchestration and dark story telling with pure sonic anarchy had me hooked immediately.
My ears were forever changed and I never heard music the same way again. 

Type O Negative – October Rust (chosen by Tony Ho)

This album brings a unique blend of emotions every time you listen to it. Peter Steele, Josh Silver, Johnny Kelly and Kenny Hickey have simply created a gothic masterpiece by pulling the darkest and brightest strings of a human soul.

Slow and heavy riffs immediately turn on those old and dusty switches of isolation, misery and depression in your head, so often used by some and barely touched by others. An unusual amount of major chords, however, together with descending and ascending harmonic progression pour in some bright colours of love and joy to the potion, and suddenly, your brain’s dashboard starts glowing that dim emerald green light, here you are – the journey begins.

No other album was I listening to in my highs and lows as much as October Rust. It’s been my biggest inspiration for more then 10 years now. Immensely recommend it to absolutely everyone. 

Dire Straits – Brothers In Arms (chosen by Scott Miller)


As a child of the 80’s this album was the soundtrack to my early years, and has been a record I’ve revisited a lot recently.

It’s a stone cold classic, so needs little explanation… but on a personal note it’s an album which encompasses everything I love about music. The big crunching riff on ‘Money For Nothing’ wouldn’t be out of place on an AC/DC record – and ‘Walk of Life’ takes the synth and over-production trends of the 80s, but makes them cool. And Mark Knopfler’s songwriting genius shines on ‘Brothers In Arms’.

It’s all wrapped up in a clean but classy production sound which makes this record just as influential to me today as it was in 1985.

The Datsuns – The Datsuns (chosen by Adam Mackie)

I’ve always had a thing that some of my favourite albums tend to be a band’s debut – just look at Guns N’ Roses, Pearl Jam, and Rage Against The Machine. You always get a raw energy and hunger that is never quite replicated on bands later albums.

The Datsuns debut deserves to be ranked right up there with such rock ’n’ roll greats. The song writing and energy just smacks you in the face; they deliver a genuine “fuck you” attitude without sounding sloppy. The production captures the rawness in a sublime way; you can literally hear the sweat and spit dripping of Dolf de Borst’s mic; you feel like you are in the bands garage with everything cranked up.

Songs like ‘MF From Hell’ and ‘What Would I Know’ are sublime nods to classic rock awesomeness, but it’s ‘Freeze Sucker’ that to me is literally the blueprint of a perfect rock song that I could play on repeat forever.

The Dust Coda‘s new album, Loco Paradise, was released in July and can be purchased and downloaded HERE.

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