Alcopop! Records are delighted to announce that Australia’s favourite thrash-party hoons DZ Deathrays will release their brand new album, Positive Rising: Part 1, on Friday 30th August 2019. To celebrate, the band have just launched shred-heavy first single ‘IN-TO-IT’ with accompanying video.
Fresh from wrapping up their 10-year anniversary tour, DZ’s have wasted no time getting back into what they do best: serving up head-banging party anthems. As gritty as it is punchy, ‘IN-TO-IT’ sees DZ take a bite into sprechgesang (AKA “spoken singing”), and we’re pleased to report that It. Is. Delicious.
Parsons’ rough vocals narrate the punter living for the weekend, shredding light on Aussie society’s relationship with alcohol and the impact liquor has as a coping mechanism.
‘IN-TO-IT’ marks the first taste of DZ’s upcoming fourth studio album Positive Rising: Part 1. The now three-piece—with DZ officially initiating long-term live guitarist Lachlan Ewbank into the group—have also just signed with Alcopop! Records for the release of the album in the UK/EU.
Positive Rising: Part 1 was written over 2 weeks in LA and will feature Matt Caughthran of The Bronx and Kirsty Tickle of Exhibitionist, as well as a song co-written with Kim Moyes of The Presets. Produced and mixed by Miro Mackie (St Vincent, Cold War Kids, Waax) the new record still features DZ’s signature hard-hitting riffs, but also sees them explore new territory. They’re still heading to the house party, but this time they’re taking the scenic route!
2018 was a huge year for the band with their third LP Bloody Lovely debuting at #4 on the ARIA charts & earning them their third ARIA nom for Best Rock/Heavy Metal Album. Earlier in 2019 DZ Deathrays released a long awaited hip-hop collab with Australian heavyweights Trials and Briggs and young prodigy Jesswar in ‘Front Row Hustle’.
Not looking to slow down any time soon, DZ are back and ready to take listeners on a one way trip to destination intoxication. Positive Rising: Part 1 is available for pre-order everywhere now.
Positive Rising: Part 1 is released Friday 30th August 2019 via Alcopop! Records (Europe)
Positive Rising: Part 1 tracklist:
1. Hi Everyone
2. Still No Change
4. A Lot To Lose
7. Nightmare Wrecker
8. Year Of The Dog
9. Silver Lining
DZ Deathrays UK Tour Dates:
FRI 4 OCT – YES, Manchester, UK
SAT 5 OCT – Stereo, Glasgow, UK
SUN 6 OCT – Headrow House, Leeds, UK
MON 7 OCT – Leadmill, Sheffield, UK
TUE 8 OCT – Camden Underworld, London, UK
WED 9 OCT – The Hope, Brighton, UK
Tickets on sale now: http://dzdeathrays.com/
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