DZ add DEATHRAYS and take on the world
Brisbane indie/thrash/punk two-piece, DZ, have changed their name to DZ DEATHRAYS. However, they are very much the same band, with Shane Parsons on vocals, Simon Ridley on drums and a whole lot of noise and strobes.
The name change, comes ahead of their plans to take on the US and UK scenes in a big way in 2011, but with the uprise in dubstep music comes the clash with long standing dubstep US DJ of the same name, ‘DZ’.
DZ DEATHRAYS (capitals – get it right when you text your friends) are set to take on the world with sets being announced at SXSW in Austin, Texas and at the Great Escape Festival in the UK.
While in the United States for SXSW, the boys will return to New York, a city they left trembling in their wake in late 2010, as well as take on the sunset strip in LA.
Confirmed US dates:
Wed 9th March @ Lit Lounge, NY
Fri 11th March @ Pianos, NY
Sun 13th March @ Delancey, NY
Sat 19th March @ Sick House Party, Austin (watch this space for more info)
15th-21st March @ SXSW, Austin
With more to be added.
And so on to The Great Escape festival in Brighton, UK. With the help of the QLD government, DZ DEATHRAYS will be heading to the UK (and possibly Europe) in May 2011. Stay tuned for more details to come.
A little closer to home, you can catch the DZ DEATHRAYS boys as they prep for their very soon be released new release.
Catch them here:
Fri 18th Feb @ ‘Last Night’ Clubnight, Gaelic Theatre, Sydney
Sat 26th – Sun 27th March @ The Hills Are Alive Festival, South Gippsland, VIC
RIP DZ. Long live DZ DEATHRAYS