DZ Deathrays ‘Positive Rising: Part 1’ Out NOW!



Everyone’s favourite thrash-party headbangers, DZ Deathrays, today deliver their fourth studio album Positive Rising: Part 1 – out everywhere now via I OH YOU!

To celebrate, the band will open pop-up stores this weekend up and down the east coast starting tonight at Sydney’s Crow Bar, Saturday night at Melbourne’s Lulie Tavern and Brisbane’s The Valley Drive In on Sunday. In partnership with Young Henrys, the pop-up stores offer a chance for fans to celebrate the release of Positive Rising: Part 1, grab a photo with the band, a $7 Young Henrys tinnie and get their hands on a super limited Blue/Gold vinyl (only available at the pop-ups).

Earlier this week DZ served up ‘Still No Change’, the new punk-inspired single packing a punch of raw punk insouciance. Alongside singer Shane Parsons’ documentation of feeling directionless, “it always feels like the time is wrong, all in all I guess it’s just a little unresolved,” the track is sprinkled with hopeful moments in the form of an underlying pop melody that leaves you humming and tapping along from first listen. It’s a juxtaposition of melancholy and joy – and some of DZ’s most reflective work yet.

“’Still No Change’ started from a writing session with Kim Moyes (one half of The Presets) and evolved into one of our more melodic moments on the record. Influenced by Ramones and The Strokes, ‘Still No Change’ delves into the idea of expectations of others and yourself to constantly be changing or evolving in life but not always knowing the direction you want to go.” – DZ Deathrays

VIDEO: ‘Still No Change’ by DZ Deathrays

‘Still No Change’ follows the first cut from Positive Rising: Part 1, ‘IN-TO-IT’, which set the tone for the band’s triumphant return to form. Accompanied by an enthralling and gritty visual, ‘IN-TO-IT’ has so far collected widespread love across triple j, community radio and RAGE. A second taste of their fourth anticipated full-length took the form of ‘Year Of The Dog’ features Matt Caughthran, frontman of The Bronx and one of DZ’s all-time favourite bands, a testament to the band’s international recognition and adoration.

Across the nine tracks, Positive Rising: Part 1 represents is a palpable and tangible progression for DZ Deathrays. Alongside Matt Caughthran’s (The Bronx) feature and the Kim Moyes (The Presents) co-write on ‘Still No Change’ Positive Rising: Part 1 also features Kirsty Tickle of Exhibitionist – yet still serves up DZs’ signature hard-hitting riffs.

On their new album, DZ Deathrays explore some uncharted territory; expect a blurring of genres, daring melodic tactics and even some spoken word. With new official third member Lachlan Ewbank joining Shane Parsons and Simon Ridley, a definite new lease on life has been breathed into DZ’s world with Positive Rising: Part 1 strapping the listener in for an unexpected yet familiar ride.

2018 was a huge year for the band, with their third LP Bloody Lovely debuting at #4 on the ARIA charts and earning them their third ARIA nomination for Best Rock/Heavy Metal Album. Earlier in 2019, DZ Deathrays released a long-awaited hip-hop collab with Australian heavyweights Trials and Briggs and young prodigy Jesswar in ‘Front Row Hustle’.

Not looking to slow down any time soon, DZ are back and ready to party. Positive Rising: Part 1 is available now and don’t miss the band this weekend at their pop-up bars and throughout October and November on their Positive Rising: Part 1 album tour.


‘Still No Change’
DZ Deathrays

Single out now through I OH YOU
Available to buy/stream here

Positive Rising: Part 1 Album
DZ Deathrays
Out now through I OH YOU
Available to buy/stream herePositive Rising: Part 1 tracklist:
  1. Hi Everyone
  2. Still No Change
  3. IN-TO-IT
  4. A Lot To Lose
  5. Hypercolour
  6. Snakes
  7. Nightmare Wrecker
  8. Year Of The Dog
  9. Silver Lining


Friday 30 August from 4pm
Crowbar | Sydney, NSW
*U18s Must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
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Saturday 31 August from 6pm
Lulie Tavern | Melbourne, VIC
*U18s Must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and depart premises by 8pm.
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Sunday 1 September from 6pm
The Valley Drive In | Brisbane, QLD
*U18s Must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and depart premises by 5pm.
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Presented by triple j, I OH YOU, Morning Belle & Select Music
With special guests Polish Club*, VOIID, The Buoys


Friday 18 October
The Metro Theatre | Sydney, NSW
All Ages | Ph: 13 28 49

Saturday 19 October
Manning Bar | Sydney, NSW
18+ | Ph: 1300 762 545

Friday 25 October
The Forum | Melbourne, VIC
18+ | Ph: 13 61 00

Saturday 26 October
The Evelyn | Melbourne, VIC
Under 18** | Ph: 1300 762 545

Friday 1 November
HQ | Adelaide, SA
All Ages | Ph: 1300 GET TIX (438 849)

Saturday 2 November
Astor Theatre | Perth, WA
All Ages | Ph: 13 28 49

Friday 8 November
The Tivoli | Brisbane, QLD
18+ | Ph: 13 61 00

Saturday 9 November*
The Zoo | Brisbane, QLD
Under 18** | Ph: 1300 762 545

*Polish Club not playing
**over 18s able to attend with under 18 friends or to chaperone under 18s