DZ Deathrays

Aussies Abroad: DZ Deathrays, Hockey Dad & Horror My Friend to tour Canada (and Milwaukee) together in December

November 3, 2019

In what must be the most epic Australian rock triple header to ever hit Canada (and Milwaukee), DZ Deathrays, Hockey Dad and Horror My Friend are joining forces to tour the country this December. For DZ Deathrays, the tour comes off the back of their current Australian tour, which sees them touring with Polish Club, […]

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Photo Gallery: DZ Deathrays + Polish Club + VOIID – HQ Complex (01.11.19)

November 2, 2019

It was a hot and sweaty night at an all ages DZ Deathrays gig at HQ Complex in Adelaide. Special guests Polish Club, VOIID and The Buoys kept the crowd pumped all night before a DJ after party in the top room. John Goodridge was there to bring you these photos.

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Live Review: Bad Friday Festival proves how vital local festivals are to the music industry

April 22, 2019

Marrickville was turned into a grungy experimental boombox as Bad Friday Festival rolled in. The annual event held each Easter Good Friday was celebrating its 10th anniversary with a killer line-up featuring The Avalanches, DMA’s, Jungle, DZ Deathrays and more. But, importantly in a time where the political climate of live music festivals is souring, […]

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The Jezabels and DMA’s will headline Sydney’s Bad Friday Festival in April

January 21, 2019

One of Sydney’s most popular block parties, the long-running Bad Friday, has announced a huge line up for their 10th anniversary event, featuring some of the country’s finest (plus one international) in what will no doubt be a highly sought boutique festival. Set to kick off the Easter long weekend, Bad Friday will make the […]

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Live Review: DZ Deathray’s punk rock invigorated Melbourne for their ten year anniversary tour

September 17, 2018

It’s been ten years since punk rock crew DZ Deathrays started making (delicious) bite-sized punk anthems, and there was only one way for the band to celebrate the momentous occasion; a massive tour with some fellow Aussie rockers. Saturday night’s Forum show had all the tellings of a perfect night, a stage set-up mimicking a lounge […]

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Festival Photos: Splendour in the Grass (Day One) – North Byron Parklands (20.07.18)

July 23, 2018

The first day and night of Splendour in the Grass set the bar impressively high, with the likes of Miguel, Khalid, Angus and Julia Stone, Henry Rollins and more all performing standout sets in the North Byron Parklands on Friday. Photos by John Goodridge. [print_gllr id=60454] ———- This content has recently been ported from its original home on The […]

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Forget the Headliners: 6 Splendour Acts You Can’t Miss before 6PM

July 18, 2018

Splendour in the Grass is back again for another year this week, returning to North Byron Parklands from the 20th-22nd of July. If you’re heading out to Splendour for the first time, chances are you’re going to have a helluva bender – what a stacked line up to pop your SITG cherry! As we all […]

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The 20 Best Australian Albums of 2018 (So Far…)!

July 3, 2018

As we enter July, a stacked second half of 2018 awaits us when it comes to new music and if the first half was anything to go by, music fans are in for a good one. We’ve been poring over some of our favourite homegrown releases of the year so far, from Middle Kids‘ long awaited […]

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Interview: Shane Parsons delves into Bloody Lovely, DZ Deathrays’ monstrous return of an album

February 12, 2018

Brisbane rockers DZ Deathrays’ new album opens with a throat-shredding shriek  of singer and guitarist Shane Parsons. His voice becomes overwhelmed by an earth-shaking riff and drummer Simon Ridley’s explosive beats on “Shred For Summer” to the point I couldn’t quite hear the chorus’ final line. Was it “Bleed a riff from my blood” or […]

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DZ Deathrays, Ecca Vandal, Holy Holy & more onboard for Secret Garden 2018

January 10, 2018

This year marks the 10th anniversary of one of our favourite festivals, in Secret Garden and boy, they’re turning things up to celebrate. As with many previous years, this one has sold out, with the likes of DZ Deathrays, Ecca Vandal, Holy Holy, Paces and more set to perform. Held over two days, this year’s Secret Garden festival brings the […]

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Festival Photos: Falls Downtown (Day One) – Fremantle (06.01.18)

January 9, 2018

The Falls Festival machine headed West over the weekend, bringing another stellar edition of Falls Downtown to Freo. With Glass Animals, Flume, Fleet Foxes, Angus and Julia Stone, Daryl Braithwaite and hometown heroes Methyl Ethel bringing things together on Saturday, punters were assured fun in the sun for sure. Photos by Stuart Sevastos. [print_gllr id=50795] ———- This content has recently been ported from […]

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Festival Photos: Falls Festival (Day Two) – Lorne (29.12.17)

January 2, 2018

Foster the People, Flume, Dune Rats and more came to Lorne for the second day and night of the Falls Festival, continuing the good vibes from the night before. Photos by John Goodridge. [print_gllr id=50392] ———- This content has recently been ported from its original home on The AU Review: Music and may have formatting errors – images […]

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Best New Music Mondays ft. Vallis Alps, DZ Deathrays, The National & more (December 11th)

December 11, 2017

The final weeks of 2017 are upon us and as summer playlists continue to come together, we’ve got another slew of new songs for you to listen to. From DZ Deathrays‘ “Total Meltdown” to Sufjan Stevens‘ “The Greatest Gift”, there’s plenty to sink your teeth into this week. Get started by hitting play! ———- This content has […]

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Music Video of the Day: DZ Deathrays “Total Meltdown” (2017)

December 4, 2017

Brisbane party-thrashers DZ Deathrays made a massive impression when they released the ARIA winning debut Black Rat in 2014, and they haven’t let us down since. The new single “Total Meltdown” took a few times to get the chorus right, and the band admits that the verses and chorus are lyrically disjointed. But somehow this works […]

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‘Your Choice’ becomes key motto as Falls Festival celebrates its silver jubilee in 2017

August 22, 2017

The beloved Falls Festival turns 25 this year and in its release of the first line up for the summer event tour dropping today, it’s evident that the crew behind Falls are making their silver jubilee one to remember. The international visitors to stages in Lorne, Fremantle, Byron and Marion Bay over New Year’s are largely […]

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Inaugural National Live Music Awards celebrate Australia’s best around the country!

November 30, 2016

Overnight, in every Australian capital city, live music was celebrated as part of the inaugural National Live Music Awards. The eight events took place at the same time around the country, with a diverse range of Australian artists being recognised for their efforts on stages at home and abroad. NGAIIRE (pictured) was big winner at […]

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Music Video of the Day: DZ Deathrays “Pollyanna” (2016)

October 10, 2016

DZ Deathrays are currently on a hell raising tour through Europe at the moment with Dune Rats so we thought, what better way to envision what chaos lay ahead for both than by taking a look at the former’s new video for “Pollyanna”? DZ’s latest single has everything fans have come to love about the band; frenetic […]

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Camp Cope, Gang of Youths & Tkay Maidza rack up nominations for the 2016 National Live Music Awards!

October 10, 2016

The nominees for the National Live Music Awards have been announced around the country today, with 51 categories being unveiled across the board. Winners are to be announced on November 29th at events being run nationally, with both national and state-specific categories being voted on by a judging panel of industry professionals from right around Australia. […]

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From Brisbane with Love: Larry Heath’s musical highlights from the best BIGSOUND ever

September 12, 2016

The few days we spend at BIGSOUND in Brisbane is best described as an annual escapade into a fine slice of the best in Australian music – a sample of what’s been round the traps recently, what’s returned after some time away and what’s coming next. Across the three nights of live music – two official […]

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Festival Review: BIGSOUND 2016 (07.09.16 & 08.09.16)

September 11, 2016

For one magical week of the year, Fortitude Valley transforms to a musical haven; a subtropical playground bathed in the auditory ambrosia that is BIGSOUND. Christmas for the music industry has just passed, and what a week BIGSOUND 2016 has been. Dissection, examination and support of the Australian music community sustained the BIGSOUND conference during the […]

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Chance the Rapper, MSTRKRFT & more hitting up Beyond the Valley for New Year’s!

August 9, 2016

Beyond the Valley has revealed their first round of artists confirmed for their 2016/2017 event, with Chance the Rapper leading a stellar group of international and Australian artists up at the Lardner Park New Year’s celebration. Chano’s Australian visit continues to garner hope as fingers are crossed tightly for some headline dates while he’s out here but for […]

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Aussies Abroad: DZ Deathrays and Dune Rats announce co-headlining “International Disaster Tour”

July 30, 2016

Two of Australia’s finest rock bands, DZ Deathrays and Dune Rats, are going to hit the road through Europe and the UK this October for a tour dubbed the “International Disaster Tour”. The 15 date tour will start in Switzerland and end in Manchester, taking in Germany, the Netherlands, France and a run of UK […]

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DZ Deathrays, Tkay Maidza, Harts, Gawurra & more join the 2016 BIGSOUND Live line up

July 27, 2016

BIGSOUND has unveiled its latest artist additions to the 2016 festival, with some of the country’s beloved touring names joining on a line up exceeding 150 names. DZ Deathrays, Tkay Maidza, Harts, Japanese Wallpaper and Vera Blue have been named alongside Gawurra, Teeth & Tongue, The Belligerents, Harmony James, I Heart Hiroshima, The Gooch Palms, Kučka, Rainbow Chan and more on the latest BIGSOUND reveal – colour us absolutely stoked. They […]

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Live Review: DZ Deathrays – Knitting Factory, Brooklyn New York (20.07.16)

July 23, 2016

Despite being in a small venue in the middle of Williamsburg on a hot and humid New York night, it feels like I’m back at the Oxford Art Factory in Sydney. I’m surrounded by Australian accents every which way, drinking beer and about to watch DZ Deathrays. Given it’s a Wednesday night and they’re not […]

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Live Review: Violent Soho + DZ Deathrays + Dune Rats + Gooch Palms – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide (19.05.16)

May 22, 2016

Violent Soho’s WACO Tour was already in full swing with its Adelaide date, having already torn through a stack of sold out shows in Brisbane and Melbourne. Joined on-stage by some of their best and most rowdy mates, the crowd was in for a treat. Newcastle duo Gooch Palms opened the show with their unique […]

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Festival Review: Groovin’ the Moo – Hay Park, Bunbury (07.05.16)

May 10, 2016

‘We play rain, hail or shine’ has never been more relevant than in 2016 for Perth festivals, however the Bunbury leg of Groovin’ The Moo managed to march on through the temperamental weather with some killer acts without resorting to doing the worm through a giant mud puddle. While for those staying outside of Bunbury, getting on […]

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Festival Review: Groovin’ The Moo – Prince of Wales Showgrounds, Bendigo (30.04.16)

May 2, 2016

A distinct lack of mooing was made up for by a whole lot of groovin’, with Groovin’ The Moo rolling through the Prince of Wales Showground in Bendigo for another year. Punters were fairly low in numbers early in the day, with an 11am start leaving plenty of time for the heavens to potentially open […]

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Festival Review: Groovin The Moo, Maitland (23.04.16)

April 24, 2016

Making the way up the F3 on what’s become an annual pilgrimage to the Maitland Showground for the 2016 edition of Groovin The Moo, the weather and travel gods weren’t playing too nice as the convoy of punters hit unneeded rain, traffic and in my case a near empty petrol tank. As the only touring […]

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Young Henrys have made DZ Deathrays their official “Beer Executives”

April 15, 2016

From the mosh pit to the brewery, award-winning Brisbane rockers DZ Deathrays have traded in some ripped jeans for beer-stained suits as they have been named the top beer executives for Young Henrys, and to celebrate they’ll be pouring up a brand new brew tomorrow (Sat 16th April) at Brisbane festival Blurst of Times. The […]

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SXSW Music Interview: DZ Deathrays (Brisbane) on their 4th trip out to Austin, the new LP & touring with Violent Soho!

March 30, 2016

DZ Deathrays had SXSW in the bag this year. In Austin for their fourth time at the festival, Shane and Simon may not have gone done the 50 shows in 4 days type route this year, but the gigs they did fit into their time in town were as high octane as you’d expect from the band by this […]

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