Dakuta

Dakuta

BandAlternativeAdult Contemporary

Angela's diverse vocal style drives dakuta's unique sound, combining acoustic & electric guitars, crisp bass and drums which include elements of both funk and trip hop, tribal percussion, classic rock & more. Influences include Sarah Blasko, Art of Fighting, Portishead, Ozomatli, Gomez & Morcheeba.

Biography

dakuta are a five piece band from Brisbane who have been playing with their current instrumental line up since 2001. Angela Cundell joined as vocalist in mid 2003. The band quickly released their self titled EP which received national airplay in Australia on Triple J, Triple M and community stations.

Angela's diverse vocals drive dakuta's unique sound. Her jazz style has been described as "sultry done rather well". Her performance on the track Pulp Phunky from The Drum EP earned her the award for Best Female Singer Songwriter in the 2006 LA Music Awards. The same track also won a 2006 Q-Song award (Queensland, Australia).

Dakuta's latest EP The Drum is available in Australia through Green Media Distribution, and contains a bonus film clip for the title track. This video can also be viewed on their internetsite www.dakuta.net.

The EP has been dubbed a "tasty dish with diverse ingredients", the music "funky, laid-back reggae influenced jamming, which collapses into a big pile of awesome rock" (Rave Magazine).

Dakuta's sound acoustic & electric guitars, crisp bass and drums which include elements of both funk and trip hop, tribal percussion, classic rock & more. The bands influences include Portishead, Gomez, Radiohead, The Tea Party, Morcheeba, DJ Shadow, Sarah Blasko, Art of Fighting and more.

Lyrics

Silently Broken

Written By: Carlin / Cundell / De Lacey / Samiec / Williams

Missed the rise of the sun this morning
Couldn’t see the colours paint the sky
Couldn’t catch the view this morning
You were late for work

While your view’s on the clock
Trees are dancing in the wind
Couldn’t catch the view in the park
Your lunch break’s booked

CHORUS
Silently broken she sits by the window
Stares out into the space
Soak in the scenery
The planet’s grown weary
Lost in the grown pace……..breath

(Instrumental break)

Didn’t catch the sunset today
Didn’t see the colours paint the sky
Too caught up in protecting yourself
You let the view pass you by

CHORUS x 2


Shock

Written By: Carlin / Cundell / De Lacey / Samiec / Williams

It’s a twisted life we lead
Paths we take just to succeed
Exceeding me
A plea for guidance
Isn’t it clear? Stop elaborating
My debts been paid

CHORUS
I reach out for that face in the mirror
I wanna look upon those eyes with sincerity
Is this the life I chose for that face in the mirror?
I want some guarantee, could that face truly be me?

Caught up in self importance
Forgot that someone’s there in need
Exceeding me
Is this what you mean to be?
A superficial quality
A faded memory

CHORUS

(Instrumental break)

CHORUS x2

Yellow Indigo

Written By: Carlin / Cundell / De Lacey / Samiec / Williams

Strolling through the clouds into the blue
Blinded to the thing in front of you
Spinning tales of how it’s meant to be
The simple things you say, things you wanna see

But if you could only see the world through my eyes
You’d see the mask pulled from your naked eyes
No place to hide, no more to disguise
If you saw the world through my eyes
Yellow indigo, yellow indigo

The life in which I thought that I should be
Now presents itself in front of me
The place in which you rest leaves you behind
If you don’t take the leap what will you find?

But if you could only see the world through my eyes
You’d see the mask pulled from your naked eyes

(Instrumental break)

No place to hide, no more to disguise
If you saw the world through my eyes
Yellow indigo, yellow indigo

Pulp Phunky

Written By: Carlin / Cundell / De Lacey / Samiec / Williams

Awe of silence as she crosses the room
Seems to walk to the beat of her own tune
Could it be that she’s not contemplating
Waiting for life to arrive

Feel it, Feel it coming, Something’s coming, can you feel it?

Secret whispers that she hears in there
Seems to give her that certain debonair
Could it be that she’s not contemplating
Waiting for life to arrive

Feel it, Feel it coming, Something’s coming can you feel it?

CHORUS
Walk to the beat of your own drum
Forget where you come from
Life ends before we get a chance to begin
No rehearsals here, you’re live

(Instrumental break)

Feel it, Feel it coming, Something’s coming can you feel it?

CHORUS x2

Here We Are Again

Written By: Angela Cundell

And I wonder what would have happened
If I’d never met all of you
I would not be the same person
Would not share my point of view

And here we are again
Here we are my friends

Theres been so many crossroads in my life
Always been happy with my choice
And for that I must thank you my friends
I thank you for your voice

And here we are again
Here we are my friends
And here we are again
Here we are my friends

Discography

Die Arise (2002)
Dakuta (2004)
The Drum (2006)
Shock (2008)