DZ Deathrays Announce NZ Tour

To coincide with the release of their third album Bloody Lovely (out today), Banished Music and Under The Radar are proud to announce Australia’s favourite thrash-party duo DZ Deathrays will hit the road this April for a run of dates around the country for the Bloody Lovely Album Tour.

Presented by Banished Music and Under The Radar, The Bloody Lovely Tour will set alight stages throughout NZ bringing DZ’s new album to life, alongside some filthy triumphs from their back catalogue, for what are sure to be some of the most debaucherous live stage shows this year. Joining DZ on their shows are Wax Chattels (AKL), Best Bets (CHCH) and Hans Pucket (WLG). Tickets go on sale Tuesday 9am from

Enjoying a preview on triple j this week as Feature Album and almost four years in the making, and fresh off the back of opening Suncorp Stadium for Foo Fighters over the weekend, DZ are pretty pumped to be getting Bloody Lovely out into the world and just as stoked to be hitting the road this Autumn:

“It’s been a while between drinks for us and finally having this album out for everyone to hear is huge occasion as the next chapter of DZ. We are more than excited to take these songs out on the road and into any dive bar, theatre or festival stage we possibly can.” 

2018 marks a remarkable 10 years since the inception of DZ Deathrays. Shane Parson (guitar and vocals) and Simon Ridley (drums), who hail from Bundaberg in North Queensland, established themselves in Brisbane amidst sweaty house parties, intent on spreading their unhinged two-piece punk.  Among widespread acclaim, numerous live shows both locally and further afield including UK, USA, South America and China to name a few, the duo are (among many other achievements) the proud owners of two Best Hard Rock/Metal ARIA Awards – one each for their past two releases Black Rat (2014) and Bloodstreams (2012).

Bloody Lovely is a palpable and tangible progression for DZ Deathrays. It is the amalgamation of all that has come before it and sees the band expand on their signature party-thrash sound we have come to adore but kicks in the afterburners as we all hold on for dear life! With singles so far in the form of ‘Shred For Summer’ (which came in at a very decent #67 in the triple j Hottest 100), ‘Total Meltdown’ and album track ‘Bad Influence’, the 11-track LP swells from outset to end.  It’s the perfect soundtrack to a night that rolls from reflectively introspective to completely deranged.

Bloody Lovely!

“DZ Deathrays have managed to update their sound enough to evolve without shedding the signature blend of melodic, shredding guitars and pounding drums that found t them favour in the first place.” – Courier Mail

“… as they’ve proven with each new release over the years, it’s not all gung-ho party anthems and adolescent screaming.” – The Music

“It’s easy to forget that this huge, euphoric wall of sound has been built by just two people; this record is a huge progression for the band and their most rounded and mature effort to date.” – STACK

9/10 “…the album relentlessly launches into a high-energy throttle, which will no doubt skyrocket their Australian rock sound into stardom. It’s gritty, it’s got emotion and intention, and there’s no better way to get people talking, dancing and moshing in 2018.” – Beat



Presented by Banished Music and Under The Radar

Tickets available from 9am local time Tue 6 Feb via


Tickets from | All Under The Radar Outlets

Thur 26 April               Galatos, Auckland w/ Wax Chattels                           (18+)

Fri 27 April                   Blue Smoke, Christchurch w/ Best Bets                    (18+)

Sat 28 April                 San Fran, Wellington w/ Hans Pucket                        (18+)