DZ Deathrays’ previous Bloody Lovely set reached #4 on the ARIA Albums Chart. Its follow-up, produced in LA by Miro Mackie, incorporates extra instrumentation including synth and sax, and drummer Simon Ridley doesn’t merely pummel, he thwacks!
Positive Rising: Part 1 also showcases Shane Parsons’ singing chops like never before, there’s lyrical wizardry (“Strapped to a loose caboose” – YAS!) and The Bronx’s Matt Caughthran drops in to scream lyrical on ferocious second single Year Of The Dog. Lead single IN-TO-IT‘s arresting, stop-start riff evokes Boys Wanna Be Her by Peaches.
Ten-plus years into their career, two became three when DZ Deathrays made longtime touring member Lachlan Ewbank official. On album number four, supersized DZ Deathrays inject extra groove into their trademark whirling dervish.
Positive Rising: Part 1 is out August 30 via I Oh You.
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