Brisbane-via-Bundaberg noise lords DZ Deathrays are no strangers when it comes to outrageously good music videos. The Mess Up was a memorable two-man experiment in shitfacery while No Sleep took Paul Simon‘s You Can Call Me All and substituted Chevy Chase for Arj Barker (and penny whistles for face-melting riffs).
Having just released another absolute belter a couple of weeks ago in the none-more-metal Blood On My Leather, we just knew that with a title and a wall of noise like that we were in for something special. And boy have they delivered the debaucherous goods today.
Directed by Melbourne film-maker Prad Sen, it’s as loose as you’d expect by now. The aforementioned Barker is here in his true form of Satan, inviting himself over to the DZ Deathpad to sink some tinnies, fire off a few hot ones and raise some general hell.
Arj Satan is that mate in every group who treats a casual night out like its a Mad Monday. The DZs watch Lucifarj shoot hoops over a couple of nuns (whose lateral quickness on defense left a lot to be desired), before ending up at their local and just happening to run into fellow noisemakers Dune Rats knocking back a few in peace. A few too many cocktails, darts and a spiked drink later and everyone’s lives are ruined as Satan disappears cackling into the night. The ‘where are they now’ postscript ending three minutes of awesome.
You’ll be able to catch both DZ Deathrays and Dune Rats as they embark on the mother of all tours with fellow Brisbane rock royalty Violent Soho on the latter’s WACO tour of Australia when it kicks off in May on these dates:
Fri, May 13: The Tivoli, Brisbane
Sat, May 14: The Forum, Melbourne
Thur, May 19: Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide (all ages)
Fri, May 20: Metro City, Perth
Fri, May 27: Enmore Theatre, Sydney (all ages)
Presale tickets are done and dusted but the general public can buy them at violentsoho.com
You’ll also catch DZ Deathrays playing this year’s Groovin’ The Moo on these dates: