DZ Deathrays are headlining the all ages festival Valley Vibes this year on June 16th. The event will showcase other local Brisbane talent such as Call The Shots, The Boys and House of Giants with a second announcement to come.
People who have seen The Bronx before rave about The Bronx. I mean really rave about The Bronx. So being a long time fan but never having the pleasure of seeing them live, they definitely had some hype to live up to.
Groovin the Moo at the University of Canberra kicked off with rad performances from Last Dinosaurs, Hungry Kids of Hungary, Urthboy, DZ Deathrays, Matt and Kim, Seth Sentry, The Amity Affliction and Alpine (pictured).
As the nation remembers our unforgotten soldiers this ANZAC day we also celebrate some brilliant successes in Australian music. Big news for Australian artists with new signings, competitions for budding artists, and some meaty updates from across the shores.
Guitar shredding, Aria award winning, world touring, drum smashing, face melting, jager shotting, thrash/punk/party/rock duo DZ DEATHRAYS are headlining.
The last time I saw DZ Deathrays in any capacity, was by way of drunken brush past in the VIP tent at the Falls Festival in Lorne last year. I’d made the stupid decision of staying for the entirety of Coolio’s set instead of seeing the duo and it was one I would regret until tonight. In Adelaide on their “Teenage Kickstarts Tour”, the lads out of Brisbane are set to headline the ‘Cats vs I Oh You’ party and it’s evident that once you’re inside Rocket Bar, chances are you’re going to be in for one heck of a ride.
In this issue: Support acts for the Presidents, Paul Kelly and Neil Finn, Opeth, Counting Crows, William Elliott Whitmore, Nick Cave and One Direction announced while Loon Lake and They Might Be Giants selling out shows left right and centre!
Presidents of the United States of America announce support bands and special VIP tickets!
DZ Deathrays have a had a blast of the last 18 months, with their LP Bloodstreams accruing massive amounts of acclaim, adding onto the stellar reviews of their crazy live shows. The Brisbane duo, who were recently announced to be the national support for The Bronx's Australian tour, have now announced that they'll be touring under their own headline banner, wit the 'Teenage Kickstarts Tour'.
The Mushroom Free for All was a free gig to thank the music loving public for supporting live music - and in particular the music of Mushroom! Featured were Adalita, Bleeding Knees Club, DZ Deathrays, Stonefield, Sures and World's End Press. Carl Dziunka brings us photos from the night.
Given that it was leaked today, Groovin' The Moo have decided to release the 2013 line up a day ahead of schedule. International acts set to play the regional festival include Tegan and Sara, The Bronx and The Kooks. Check out the full line up below!
THE AMITY AFFLICTION
DZ DEATHRAYS (DJ Set)
HUNGRY KIDS OF HUNGARY
MATT AND KIM
After having made the borderline gut wrenching decision to see The Red Hot Chili Peppers at this year’s Big Day Out festival over the Foals and Sleigh Bells indie wet dream double, we were thankful to find ourselves in the intimate confines of Sydney’s Metro Theatre catching the famed Brooklyn girl-boy duo.
Pictured: Sleigh Bells.
This time last year we divulged our top twelve Australian artists and top five international artists to watch over the following twelve months. So we figured now was as good a time as any to have a look back and see how they all fared...
The final day of the Falls Festival arrives and despite everyone being weary and dirty, the energy is still there. The Falls Fiesta parade at sunset is a highlight. The New Year is heralded in by Two Door Cinema Club on the Valley Stage and the fantastic Parachute Youth in the Grand Theatre. The party carried on till dawn, showing that the 20th anniversary of the Falls Festival was one to remember. Our photographer John Goodridge brings you these photos.