Posts Tagged ‘DZ Deathrays’

Fresh after taking a year off, Australian duo DZ Deathrays have returned with a new single.

Shred For Summer sees them mark their return in typically ferocious style, crafting one of their most visceral yet catchy songs to date.

Listen below. The single is out today via Alcopop!

 

best of the weekHere is the selection from the Mad Mackerel jury for our choice cuts from the past seven days. Enjoy.

  1. Black Mountain – Mothers Of The Sun
  2. Rogue Wave – What Is Left To Solve
  3. The Castillians – Come What May
  4. Witching Waves – Pitiless
  5. La Sera – I Need An Angel
  6. Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – Astonished Man
  7. Purling Hiss – My My My
  8. DZ Deathrays – Blood On My Leather

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you’ll see from previous years, we like a good festive tune as much as the next fish, but were determined to not post anything of this nature until at least December.

But then along come DZ Deathrays and their version of Lonely This Christmas…and (no pun intended) blew that resolution out of the water!

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Australian duo DZ Deathrays have revealed the video to current single, Less Out of Sync – featuring two evil whippersnappers embarking on a hellish runaway birthday.

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1. Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires – Born In The USA
2. DZ Deathrays – Less Out Of Sync
3. Bat For Lashes – Skin Song
4. The Rural Alberta Advantage – Terrified
5. Speedy Ortiz – Bigger Party

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DZ Deathrays - Reflective Skull

Starting with drums that could have sprung from a South London ghetto blaster, Reflective Skull, the new single from Brisbane’s DZ Deathrays quickly launches into a gut wrenching riff, cathartic half-howls and a rhythm section that both spirals and swaggers – all capped off in just three and a half destructive minutes.

Let sonic mayhem ensue…

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New Release Round Up.

Having got back from discovering some of the many delights of Denmark, there were a few songs to catch up on and share. So starting the week with a round-up of ten fine tunes seemed the right way to go…

We have just discovered the excellent Cornish sisters Hockeysmith, offering an alluring mix of woozy noise-pop, claustrophobic psychedelic and even a hint of menacing, pulsating disco. Put it altogether and the result, But Blood, the first track from their debut EP is nothing short of brilliant.

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The Black Lips are always pretty much nailed on certs to deliver, and they don’t disappoint with the latest track, Justice After All, from forthcoming new long-player Underneath The Rainbow.

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Well Hung Heart will soon release the follow-up to last year’s excellent Young Enough To Know It All with their new album Go Forth And Multiply. If the evidence of Black Lightning is anything to go by, they have ratcheted up the punk-blues howl quota significantly…

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Nick Saxon is a new name to us, but the western twang and rumble of Burn is an absolute delight.

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We have another track from the brilliant You Be My Heart compilation (see our other posts here). Put together by songwriter Devon Reed, this time it is Maps & Atlases performing Reed’s She’s Like A Hologram.

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We posted about the languid, trippy psychedelia of Southend-on-Sea’s Velvet Morning back in December, but since the CD of their forthcoming excellent EP Velvet Moon dropped through the letterbox and it is officially released today, it seemed churlish not to post another track, so here is the hazy, somnambulistic Octo City.

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James Leg will release a new solo album in May via Alive Naturalsound Records and it will include this heavier-than-heavy, slow blues jam of Nina Simone’s Oh, Sinner Man.

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The wonderful Cate Le Bon is giving away a previously unreleased, new track He’s Leaving, which sounds like it was waiting to be discovered on a previously unheard Velvet Underground album.

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We also posted about the brash energy and righteous anger of Darlia towards the end of 2013. The band will release their new EP Candyman at the end of March. Take a listen to the fizzing guitar of the title track.

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And lastly for now we have DZ Deathrays’ scorching Gina Works At Hearts, the latest single to be taken from their forthcoming album Black Rat (pre-order here).

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Videos of the Day

We have no less than six excellent videos and songs to help you begin to welcome in the weekend. First up is Beachwood Sparks and their 70s inspired home footage homage is a perfect fit for track Make It Together.

By way of contrast, the video for fuzzed-up indie rockers, September Girls new single Heartbeats, draws on influences of old Hammer Horrors and photographers such Ryan McGinley and Ellen Rogers. The clip is a waking dream depicting the materialization of anxiety and dread into a haunting shadowy character.

Talmud Beach play relaxed, hypnotic, lo-fi blues boogie, with a twist of psychedelia and krautrock. The fan-made video for the outstanding and irresistible Hobo Don’t Mind A Little Rain sits somewhere between MGMT and Tame Impala. And then we have DZ Deathrays striking, alien-infused, new video for Northern Lights.

Next up is the video for Wild Ones‘ song From Nothing from their new album Keep It Safe. It was filmed in the ghost town of Shaniko, Oregon – in the video lead singer Danielle Sullivan walks defiantly through town towards an unknown terror as everybody else runs the other direction.

And lastly we have the feelgood charm of Caravan Of Thieves video for Dead Wrong – melding acoustic folk, swing and gypsy into a melodic whole that reminds us of MM faves The Keston Cobblers’ Club.

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New From DZ Deathrays

After releasing their excellent debut LP of ferocious, thrash party anthems Bloodstreams last year, Australia’s DZ Deathrays have literally spent the last eighteen months touring the world.

Now the duo have offered up the first taste of their forthcoming sophomore LP (scheduled for the first half of 2014) in the form of a crushing new single entitled Northern Lights.

We seem to be getting overwhelmed by high quality videos at the moment so it would be churlish and not a little selfish of us not to share some of the best with you.

Kicking off is the wonderful video for the delicately beautiful Tuck The Darkness In from the Bowerbirds new album The Clearing.

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Next we have Cheyenne Marie Mize and a video for her adventurous track Wishing Well from new EP We Don’t Need.

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Download Cheyenne Marie Mize – Wishing Well mp3 (from We Don’t Need EP)

We change pace and attitude somewhat with new videos from the Ex-Girlfriends Club, DZ Deathrays (with a parody of Paul Simon’s You Can Call Me Al video) and The Burnt Ones. Check them all out…

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Iroquois Falls is Toronto resident Priya Thomas, a creation that came about following the death of her best friend and roommate. After which she fell into disorientation and despair, and it is chronicled by this music she recorded. The sound falls somewhere in between Patti Smith, Lydia Lunch and Grouper. Check it out.

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By contrast The Vespers are irreverent and even goofy in this video for the upbeat indie pop of brand new song Flower Flower. It comes from new album The Fourth Wall (out April 3rd) – grab another track from it below as well.

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Download The Vespers – Better Now mp3 (from The Fourth Wall)

And talking of irreverence, here is the Boom Bang’s stop-motion video for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme tune. It has over 4,000 individual pictures, 60 hand drawn images and 3 months of tedious work to recreate the nostalgic 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon introduction in stop motion. Watch it and download it for free.

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Spring Offensive are another emerging Oxford band who are starting to create quite a name for themselves. This is the video for the gorgeous Carrier (the b-side to forthcoming single Worry Fill My Heart) and you can see why the buzz is justified.

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Bonnie And Clyde is the debut single from The Last Party, due out on the 16th April, and is one of the best new tracks we’ve heard for a while. Well worth checking out – see if you can spot guest star Clint Boon from the Inspiral Carpets?

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Sharon Van Etten’s new album Tramp is finally seeming to be bringing her the attention and plaudits she deserves. This is the video for Leonard.

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Download Sharon Van Etten – Leonard mp3 (from Tramp and the Insound Free February Digital Mixtape)

UK indie rockers The Joy Formidable’s newest single is the pummelling rocker A Heavy Abacus, which the band have recorded and released a new music video for.

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And finally we have another debut video, this one is from indie rockers Wildlife for their song Sea Dreamer. It’s got rival gangs, street bowling, food fighting, a gun, more weapons, more fighting, and props – lots and lots of props. Download it for free too…

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