Tag: DZ Deathrays
For a scrappy brat-punk duo who started out playing house parties because they couldn’t be bothered organising gigs at actual venues, DZ Deathrays have become shockingly organised these days. They’re already hard at work on the follow-up album to last year’s Bloodstreams, and are planning to spend two weeks in the country, doing nothing but working on demos. They’ve booked Blackburn Estate – it’s the same place that Gareth Liddiard used to record Strange Tourist, and has also been a temporary home for musicians from PVT to Jack Ladder. Apparently it has an outdoor pizza oven, but what DZ Deathrays frontman Shane Parsons really likes about the place is the idea of being able to get away from it all – especially neighbours.
With the Select Music agency comprising such an impressive roster of artists, it seems only right for them to celebrate the Yuletide with a showcase-style party featuring live and DJ sets from some of their finest – including The Preatures, Step-Panther, Andy Bull, the ARIA-winning (!) DZ Deathrays, Elizabeth Rose and loads more. One band not to miss is Tokyo Denmark Sweden, who’ll be bringing their hypnotic and playful dance tunes to The World Bar floor as well.
Posted: December 3rd, 2012 under Brag 491, Music, Music - Interview.
Tags: Andy Bull, Don’t Stay Home Alone!, DZ Deathrays, Elizabeth Rose, Hungry Kids of Hungary, Jake Stone (Bluejuice), Krissi Weiss, MUM, Nantes, RÜFÜS, Select Music, Select Music’s Christmas Party, Step-Panther, The Preatures, The Walking Who, The World Bar, Tokyo Denmark Sweden, Toucan
DZ Deathrays Bloodstreams I Oh You **** 1/2 Brisbane’s much-loved party-monster duo DZ Deathrays have finally delivered their highly anticipated debut album. The first thing you notice is the production – it pisses all over what most of their contemporaries are doing. By using an array of guitar effects pedals, or perhaps even synths and [...]
DZ Deathrays Killing It By Alasdair Duncan A lot of bands like to downplay their ambition, insisting that they never got into music to make it big, they only wanted to play some tunes and have some good times, man. But when it comes to DZ Deathrays, this sentiment seems pretty genuine. The raucous Brisbane two-piece [...]
A brief scan through all the other SXSW blogs suggests you can’t report on this festival without at least mentioning how ridiculously exhausting the whole thing is. It seems like a dicky thing to whinge about – This fun is making me tired! There is too much good music to watch! I hate lining up for free beer! My wristbands are on too tight! – but actually, yes, ten days in Austin is an overwhelming endeavor.
Posted: March 18th, 2012 under SXSW 2012, Uncategorized.
Tags: Andrew W.K., Bruce Springsteen, Charli SCS, Com Truise, Dan Deacon, DZ Deathrays, Fiona Apple, Grimes, LCD Soundsystem, M. Ward, Nicolas Jaar, Pitchfork, Purity Ring, Spank Rock, strep throat, SXSW 2012, SxSW Film, SXSW Music, The Shins