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DZ Deathrays Returning For New Zealand Tour

DZ Deathrays Returning For New Zealand Tour

Monday 5th February, 2018 10:35AM

The Australian duo of Shane Parsons and Simon Ridleys aka DZ Deathrays are no strangers to these shores, they last visited in 2014 tearing it up alongside Dunedin punx Die!Die!Die!, and have worked with local luminary Liam Finn. They've now dropped a catchy and energetic new album, accurately titled Bloody Lovely, and are celebrating their tenth decade as a band with a tour of Australasia, including shows in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington this April. It'll be a more than welcome return from the self-proclaimed "THRASH" duo, check out the details of the New Zealand leg of the tour, read our 2014 interview with the group, and stream their latest album Bloody Lovely below...

DZ Deathrays - Bloody Lovely Tour

Thursday 26th April - Galatos, Auckland w/ Wax Chattels
Friday 27th April - Blue Smoke, Christchurch w/ Best Bets
Saturday 28th April - San Fran, Wellington w/ Hans Pucket

Tickets available HERE via UTR


Press release:

To coincide with the release of their third album Bloody Lovely (out today), Banished Music and Under The Radar are proud to announce Australia’s favourite thrash-party duo DZ Deathrays will hit the road this April for a run of dates around the country for the Bloody Lovely Album Tour.

Presented by Banished Music and Under The Radar, The Bloody Lovely Tour will set alight stages throughout NZ bringing DZ’s new album to life, alongside some filthy triumphs from their back catalogue, for what are sure to be some of the most debaucherous live stage shows this year. Joining DZ on their shows are Wax Chattels (AKL), Best Bets (CHCH) and Hans Pucket (WLG). Tickets go on sale Tuesday 9am from undertheradar.co.nz

Enjoying a preview on triple j this week as Feature Album and almost four years in the making, and fresh off the back of opening Suncorp Stadium for Foo Fighters over the weekend, DZ are pretty pumped to be getting Bloody Lovely out into the world and just as stoked to be hitting the road this Autumn:

"It's been a while between drinks for us and finally having this album out for everyone to hear is huge occasion as the next chapter of DZ. We are more than excited to take these songs out on the road and into any dive bar, theatre or festival stage we possibly can."

2018 marks a remarkable 10 years since the inception of DZ Deathrays. Shane Parson (guitar and vocals) and Simon Ridley (drums), who hail from Bundaberg in North Queensland, established themselves in Brisbane amidst sweaty house parties, intent on spreading their unhinged two-piece punk. Among widespread acclaim, numerous live shows both locally and further afield including UK, USA, South America and China to name a few, the duo are (among many other achievements) the proud owners of two Best Hard Rock/Metal ARIA Awards – one each for their past two releases Black Rat (2014) and Bloodstreams (2012).

Bloody Lovely is a palpable and tangible progression for DZ Deathrays. It is the amalgamation of all that has come before it and sees the band expand on their signature party-thrash sound we have come to adore but kicks in the afterburners as we all hold on for dear life! With singles so far in the form of ‘Shred For Summer’ (which came in at a very decent #67 in the triple j Hottest 100), ‘Total Meltdown’ and album track ‘Bad Influence’, the 11-track LP swells from outset to end. It’s the perfect soundtrack to a night that rolls from reflectively introspective to completely deranged.


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