DZ Deathrays Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
The latest LP from Down Under’s answer to Royal Blood is as Aussie as a Kangaroo eating Vegemite out of a cork hat. It’s called Bloody Lovely because singer Shane Parsons considers the phrase “brutal and beautiful, and super Aussie”. You could kind of apply that description to the record too. Lots of riffs, lots of choruses, lots of fun. At the time of writing, the top comment on the lyrics video for single ‘Total Meltdown’ just reads ‘yeah c*nt’. Too bloody right mate!
Pulled Apart By Horses and DZ Deathrays join forces for a special festive split for Christmas, via the ever-reliable Too Pure. The former does a typically noisy version of Slade’s "Merry Christmas Everyone" and the latter channels an equally glam but appropriately sad "Lonely This Christmas".
Like many bands these days, these are a two piece but sound like there are about a million of them on the recording. They make a brash noisy grungy effort that compares with the likes of Royal Blood and touring partners Blood Red Shoes but they have a metal sheen to them, not grungy as such but like hair metal gone pop punk. Like many people, they are from Australia.