It’s nine years since The Datsuns burst on the scene thanks to a couple of catchy singles. They’re now back in the UK to test-run some new material and on tonight’s evidence, time – the 1970s to be precise – continues to stand still for the rock-loving New Zealanders.

The usual ingredients were in place from the off – big and largely derivative riffs (most blatantly Alice Cooper’s School’s Out on What I’ve Lost) and a slew of rock clichés including countless noodley guitar solos. But even with all their shortcomings, the honesty of their performance shone through, making tonight’s set an entertaining one if nothing else.

Watch the video for The Datsuns’ ‘Harmonic Generator’