The Dunstan Rangers hail from Wellington and regard themselves as the rock cousins to the Warratahs.
Featuring former members of the Mockers, Sneaky Feelings and other pivotal bands, The Dunstan Rangers, under the banner of alt country, have released their second album, Second Life, the work of a band comfortable with its current line up of several years. The album shows how they have solidified their playing style around their fourteen self penned melodic songs.
They’ve been around in various forms for quite a few years. Started in the eighties by a bunch of homesick South Islanders marooned in the North Island, their early material consisted of many weepy songs written either by themselves or by Gram Parsons, Hank Williams and John Prine.
Previously the band released Unhugged, comprising fourteen original songs.