Friday, November 25, 2016
Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm
House of TARG
This event is 19 and over
tickets also available at Vertigo Records
lineup, date, venue, times and ticket price subject to change without notice.http://www.spectrasonic.com/event/1289379/
Late last year the pair decided to head back into the studio with producer/friend Burke Reid (of Gerling) to record a one-off single titled 'Blood On My Leather'. Bursting through your headphones from the first bars, 'Blood On My Leather' opens with Ridley's blown out drum kit bellowing through your speakers almost as a warning for the impending chaos, which is only moments away. Before listeners have a chance to gather their thoughts, Parsons enters the track with his riff heavy guitar
work and trademark scowl vocal like a somewhat uninvited but absolutely necessary gate crasher. The song itself continues to twist and turn, revealing moments of melodic calmness that are only too quickly swallowed up and spat out by full throttle party riffs and lyrical ferocity.
West Australian friends, don't miss DZ this month playing Raised In The City at The Metro and Hyperfest in City of Swan. The duo will again be on the road this April and May blowing minds and ear drums through regional towns and centres on the Groovin' The Moo festival run. Be sure to catch their set!
With two ARIA wins under their belt for Best Hard Rock / Heavy Metal Album two years running for their 2013 debut Bloodstreams and follow up 2014's Black Rat, we're psyched the guys have been back in the studio producing the kind of face-melting sounds we've become accustomed to expect from DZ Deathrays. We can't wait to hear more!
Palming Dunies off however as your average trio of wasted lunatics, would be a sad and narrow-minded mistake. These three take as much pleasure in overt politeness and the odd spot of gardening as they do in the eyes-wide open adventure of tilting reality. But at the core of it all - the platform for everything that follows - is their uncalculated lust for making music. It's taken them from Brisbane to the US, South Africa (ask them how the hell they found themselves here!), China, Indo, Malaysia, Canada, Singapore, a small seaside shanty South of Sydney and to the proudest musical moment so far – the writing, recording and the imminent release on Dune 1st of their first full-length record.
Dunies self titled debut album began to bed in when they read a letter Steve Albini wrote to Nirvana in the lead in to the recording of In Utero, which got them frothing on the idea that if they couldn't record their album in little over a week, they had no right to be in a rock band. They connected with the ethos of no bullshit songs, written in a garage and recorded by a friend. That friend turned out to be Woody Anderson, tour manager and sound engineer for Children Collide whom they'd not long before bro'd up with when the two bands toured together. Dune Rats took to the challenge with the same merciless conviction that's gotten them both fucked up and famous. Over the span of a month they bunkered down in a tiny shed at Brett's Mum's house on the beach and began to pen songs with fervor. Those four weeks became all about growth. The creative well bubbled over beyond the tunes and they took to renovating the tiny shed, turning it into a tiny soundproof studio, they built a vege garden, they surfed, they chilled out, they slept in beds (for a change), they wrote songs together in the true spirit of what it means to be a band and they recorded all the demos. By the time they went into the studio with Woody in Melbourne, they were ready for the Albini-esque timeframe and needed just a half-day of pre-production and they were on their away.
'Funny Guy' is the first single from the brand new album. A track that rips, just like the Dunies. It's an anthem calling out to all those that feel the need to look like something they ain't - living one life, presenting another - leading to the lyrical catch cry ' Why you gotta lie, all the time??'
Live the Dune Rats way - 'NO KOOKS, NO GUTTIES!!'
House of TARG
1077 Bank St.
Ottawa, ON, K1S