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Having proved their mettle conquering the battlefield that is Big Day Out, fuzzy and hard-rocking Brisbane duo DZ Deathrays have announced that they’re taking their professional face-melting skills back on the road this May to celebrate the release of their anticipated sophomore effort, Black Rat.
The album is slated for release Friday, 2nd May and was made with a view to bringing the explosive nature of the band’s live shows into the studio and sending it through home and car speakers and headphones everywhere, working closely with Burke Reid (The Drones, MSTRKRFT).
Reid not only helped Shane and Simon capture the dynamism and riotous nature of their live performances, but aided them in crafting a bona fide album experience that is rich in sounds, textures, and arrangements, so much so that a third musician will now be joining the band on stage.
To find out who the mystery muso is, you’ll just have to come along to one of their Black Rat tour dates. The third member will change frequently and the band have told their fans to expect some special guests as they welcome them into a whole new era in the career of DZ Deathrays.
The Black Rat May 2014 tour kicks off at Elsewhere on the Gold Coast on Thursday, 8th May before dive bombing into Victoria and South and Western Australia, finishing off by returning to the East Coast for gigs in the ACT and New South Wales.
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DZ Deathrays Black Rat May 2014 Tour
Thursday, 8th May 2014
Elsewhere, Gold Coast QLD (18+)
Friday, 9th May 2014
The Zoo, Brisbane, QLD (18+)
Saturday, 10th May 2014
Spotted Cow, Toowoomba QLD (18+)
Thursday, 15th May 2014
Karova Lounge, Ballarat VIC (18+)
Friday, 16th May 2014
Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC (18+)
Saturday, 17th May 2014
Jive, Adelaide SA (18+)
Thursday, 22nd May 2014
Prince of Wales, Bunbury WA (18+)
Friday, 23rd May 2014
The Indi Bar, Scarborough WA (18+)
Saturday, 24th May 2014
Amplifier, Perth WA (18+)
Sunday, 25th May 2014
Newport, Fremantle WA (18+)
?Thursday, 29th May 2014
Transit Bar, Canberra ACT (18+)
Friday, 30th May 2014
Rad, Wollongong NSW (18+)
Saturday, 31st May 2014
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney NSW (18+)