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The Datsuns are a rock band from Cambridge, New Zealand. In 1995, while still at school, Dolf de Borst, Phil Buscke, and Matt Osment formed a band under the name Trinket. Christian Livingstone joined the band in 1997. They entered and won the 1999 89FM Battle of the Bands competition; by 2000 the band had renamed themselves 'The Datsuns'. In August 2000 they released their first single, "Super Gyration!" on 7 inch vinyl only. In July 2002, after featuring several times on John Peel' programme on the UK's BBC Radio 1 and being hailed as "the future of rock" by the British music press, the band signed with the V2 record label. The played the main stage of the 2004 Big Day Out festival and opened for Metallica in their Australian tour in the same year. Their second album "Outta Sight, Outta Mind" was produced by Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones.