Australian two piece DZ Deathrays are renowned for their energetic, infectious live performances and the thrash band are definitely worth a watch. Growing in popularity in countries all over the world, DZ Deathrays originally started out performing at house parties, but demand for the band meant this didn’t last for long! They released their first EP in Australia in 2010, touring the country with bands such as The View, as well as playing alongside Biffy Clyro and Temper Trap.
The twosome won rave reviews from critics in this country, getting their music played on BBC Radio 1, XFM and Artrocker Radio. Even more impressive, they did live sessions for all three stations. Music Giants NME are big fans of the band – listing them number 8 in the 50 best new bands in 2011, and rating them number 4 the following year in the 20 most exciting bands of 2012.
They always get an amazing reception when playing live- probably why they were chosen to play at some amazing venues this year such as Parklife and Reading festival. It’s a rare chance to see such a popular band play in a unique and intimate setting, the only way the Think Tank can be described. For times and to buy tickets visit www.ssdconcerts.co.uk
Supporting the DZ Deathrays, are local band The Prison Library, who have also been receiving some great reviews. Their single ‘love sick’ which was released on the 12th November has had airplay on Amazing radio, XFM and BBC Newcastle. It’s been awarded single of the month by NARC Magazine and single of the day by Von Pip Musical Express. The band release their 4 track EP in February, so come down to the Yard and see what the band has to offer.