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Liverpool Sound City: DZ Deathrays: ‘It’s Good To Be Back’

After spending the latter half of 2013 working on their new record, DZ Deathrays returned to the stage at midnight last night.

Australian duo DZ Deathrays made their triumphant return to the UK festival circuit, when they brought the noise to Liverpool Sound City at, er, midnight last night.

‘I do!’ declares the band’s Shane Parsons, on whether he enjoys playing so late in the day. ‘It’s great and everyone’s feeling loose.’ And does it feel good to be back on UK soil? ‘I feel like we were here a lot [back in 2012], but it’s good to be back. It’s good now, because we’ve got the new record coming. We’re playing about four new ones…’

Stopping off in the midst of a tour alongside fellow shredders Blood Red Shoes and Slaves - ‘It’s been really good, yeah. Blood Red Shoes are our friends; we’ve done three tours with them, and they’re really nice.’ - their appearance also marks the calm before the storm of record number two.

‘The second half of last year was spent on DZ,’ he explains, ‘just working on songs and getting the album together. We recorded at the beginning of the year, and it’s good now we can focus on that. I’m already looking forward to writing new songs and trying to get another record out as soon as possible.’

As for what to expect, their forthcoming sophomore effort ‘Black Rat’ is set to be a more considered affair, but with the same core energy that DZ became so known for first time around.

‘I kinda wanted it to be an extension of the first record, but just a little bit tighter. Song-wise, there’s a bit more structure to them. The songs we had on the first album were just all live songs, that we had written and played live, recorded it how they were played live and nothing really changed. Whereas this time, we sort of let go of everything.’

DZ Deathrays release ‘Black Rat’ on 18th August through Infectious Music.

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