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Saturday, March 19 • 11:00pm - Sunday, March 20 •12:00am
DZ Deathrays

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Like the band title, DZ DEATHRAYS consists of only two parts, that being Shane Parsons and Simon Ridley. While it may be hard for some to comprehend a mere two piece with the ability to create a massive wall of sound, this is a feat which DZ DEATHRAYS have been able to conquer with results fashioned from a statically charged mix of influences like Death From Above 1979, The Bronx, Justice, Sunn 0)) and Lightning Bolt. With this combination musical mentors as ammunition they create a blend of driving monster beats firing over an avalanche of guitar similar to the sound of a squadron of attacking Panzer tanks. After just 10 months of playing consistent energetic shows from trashed lounge rooms to warehouse parties across the nation, DZ DEATHRAYS (originally just DZ) found themselves playing on their first sold out tour around Australia after being personally selected for the entire national support slot by world renowned electro indie punk outfit, Crystal Castles. Through out their brief two year career they have also had the honour of being able to share the stage with many highly revered international acts such as RATATAT (US), The View (SC), Midnight Juggernaughts, The Grates, Die!Die!Die! (NZ), Biffy Clyro (SC), The Temper Trap, Cut Off Your Hands (NZ), Grinspoon and many, many others. In September 2009 DZ DEATHRAYS won the Triple J Unearthed award for the Valley Fiesta and released their debut EP entitled ‘Ruined My Life” through local label Useless Art Records distributed through Inertia which sold over 600 copies in pre sales alone even before lead single “Blue Blood” had received any rotation on Triple J or the many other community and internet radio stations which it still receives around the world to this day. This release helped boost DZ DEATHRAYS profile enabling them to play to thousands on many of Australia’s most world renowned festival stages such as Big Day Out, Park Life, Field Day, Sunset Sounds, Play Ground Weekender not to mention all the smaller independent festivals. They were shortlisted for two separate competitions for Tooheys Extra Dry, in particular the Ted The Lab competition where they were runners up and received personal kudos from Mark Ronson. Currently Blue Blood, Teeth and The Mess Up are on rotation on Triple J and DZ DEATHRAYS were recently awarded 39th position on the Rip It Up Magazine’s Fresh 50: http://ripitup.com.au/article/1246. Originally a band designed for playing drunken house parties, DZ DEATHRAYS may be moving on to larger prospects, but their refreshingly palatable gritty-indie sound that they own still prevails. Armed with the additional blinding flashes of strobe lighting, the smell of sweat and alcohol and with a taste for mayhem and carnage, their live shows are a treat for all of the senses.

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DZ Deathrays

DZ DEATHRAYS are an Australian indie/thrash/punk 2-piece that create a blend of driving monster beats firing over an avalanche of guitar similar to the sound of a squadron of attacking Panzer tanks. They’ve toured the globe, playing SXSW in Austin Texas and The Great Escape in Brighton... Read More →

Saturday March 19, 2011 11:00pm - Sunday March 20, 2011 12:00am CDT
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