Ces deux Australiens en veulent à vos membres et, croyez-nous, ils ne feront pas de quartier. Leur réputation les précède après quelques-uns de leurs concerts furibards dont l’agitation a marqué les mémoires. Traînant depuis de longs mois déjà de concert en festival, de blog en liste d’espoirs avec leurs morceaux brutaux, juvéniles, soniques et incendiaires, Shane Parsons et Simon Ridley sont les fils de Death From Above 1979, les cousins d’Hadouken et des Klaxons, de la science du cool des groupes DFA et de l’appel au soulèvement massif de Rage Against the Machine, c’est punk et ça fait mal, c’est pas fin mais ça fait du bien.

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DZ Deathrays are a band that started out playing house parties, and have ended up as one of the most recognizable and loved rock acts in modern Australian music. It’s not every day that a band gets stronger and more popular with time, but that’s exactly what’s happened over the 10 years they’ve been thrashing out songs. Founding members Shane Parsons and Simon Ridley have had a world of experiences, as the band has released three records, won two ARIA Awards, toured the world countless times, have supported The Foo Fighters on stadium tours, and have even collaborated with a Wiggle. Their songs are beloved by their fans, with two tracks having made it into triple j’s Hottest 100. They’ve been festival- favourites in Australia, having performed multiple times at Splendour In The Grass, Falls Festival, St Jerome’s Laneway Festival and others. A DZ Deathrays live show is something you can never forget; with axeman Lachlan Ewbank ruling the guitar drones, and an eye- melting light show that washes over your senses, it’s no wonder they’ve been headlining rooms as big as The Tivoli, the Metro and the Forum. With 2019 comes new music yet again, because with these guys, the party never dies.