26 April @ 8pm
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.