In the wake of their sixth studio album, ‘R.I.F.F.’, DZ Deathrays unveil their latest music video for My Mind Is Eating Me Alive, directed by Rhys Bennett. This August to September, DZ Deathrays will debut ‘R.I.F.F.’ live across a series of regional dates, supported by Press Club and dust.
Boasting a creative integrity and ambition that maintains their place at the forefront of the national punk frontier with a hungry, enduring and rampant fanbase all these years later, including highlights Paranoid (most recently Q Music Award-winning in the ‘Heavy’ category), King B and Tuff Luck, ‘R.I.F.F.’ has seen the band break records again on the ARIA charts, debuting in the top ten across the Aus Album (#1), Vinyl (#2) and Album (#8) Charts.
The reviews locally and abroad unanimously branded the album as DZ Deathrays’ most accomplished sonic release yet, across NME Magazine, Hysteria, Life Without Andy, Scenestr, Mixdown Magazine, STACK, Beat Magazine, Pilerats, Happy, The Music, Kill Your Stereo, Music Feeds, RAGE, Triple M, triple j, 4ZZZ, Edge Radio, SYN amongst others; joined internationally across Bandcamp, Kerrang, Clash Magazine, DIY, Ghost Cult, Distorted Sound and more.
triple j and iHeart Australia playlisted My Mind Is Eating Me Alive, encapsulates the record’s sentiment through new music video by Rhys Bennett. He reveals “The conventional filmmaking rule book went out the window on this clip. We decked out my living room with a wobbly green screen and hand painted a treadmill green to submerge the band into a chaotic psychedelic dystopia. With over a decade of awesome music videos under their belt, it’s a daunting task to direct a clip for one of your favourite Aussie bands, however I’m stoked with the end result and hoping it’s a fitting visual accompaniment to the track.”
‘R.I.F.F.’ is DZ Deathrays’ most experimental, enhanced and immediately resonant record yet, boasting a consistent finesse that stands by their roots with a modern, high-definition sheen. From every house party that took them to 1000+ capacity venues and beyond, Shane Parsons, Simon Ridley and Lachlan Ewbank, have never let go of their core objective in doing it because they can. It’s this ethos, far from the perspective of egoism or fame-driven motivation, but rather their core value to ‘do’, ‘make’, ‘challenge’ and ‘enjoy’ that has stuck with DZ Deathrays at every step.
Experience ‘R.I.F.F.’ live, DZ Deathrays‘ latest chapter in their indispensable legacy at Australia’s frontier of rock. Find all tour routing + ticketing info HERE.
R.I.F.F. AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES
Supported by triple j
+ special guests Press Club and dust
Fri 28 Jul – Finnians – Guruk / Port Macquarie
Sat 29 Jul – Newcastle Hotel – Awabakal / Newcastle
Thu 3 Aug – Lions Art Factory – Tarndanya / Adelaide
Fri 4 Aug – The River – Wooditup / Margaret River
Sat 5 Aug – Rosemount Hotel – Boorloo / Perth
Fri 11 Aug – Vinnies Dive Bar – Ngarangwal / Gold Coast
Sat 12 Aug – Princess Theatre – Meanjin / Brisbane
Sun 13 Aug – Solbar – Murukutchi-dha / Maroochydore
Thu 17 Aug – Sooki Lounge – Wurundjeri / Belgrave
Fri 18 Aug – Torquay Hotel – Wadawurrung/ Torquay
Sat 19 Aug – Pelly Bar – Bunurong / Frankston
Thu 24 Aug – Seabreeze Hotel – Yuwibara / Mackay
Fri 25 Aug – The Warehouse – Bindal + Wulgurukaba / Townsville
Sat 26 Aug – Edge Hill Tavern – Gimuy / Cairns
Thu 31 Aug – Volta – Wadawurrung + Dja Dja Wurrung / Ballarat
Fri 1 Sep – Corner Hotel – Naarm / Melbourne
Sat 2 Sep – Haba – Boonwurrung + Bunurong / Rye
Thu 14 Sep – The Basement – Ngunnawal / Canberra
Fri 15 Sep – Unibar – Dharawal / Wollongong
Sat 16 Sep – Factory Theatre – Eora / Sydney
With thanks to twnty three