“Throughout Positive Rising: Part 2, undoubtedly DZ Deathrays’ most guitar-heavy record to date, Shane Parsons regulates vocal nuances like never before, guitarist Lachlan Ewbank slays multitudinous ways and Simon Ridley’s drumming can only be described as majestic.” – STACK


“It’s built on the intuitive interplay between Parsons and Ewbank, whose heavily textured playing doesn’t always sound like guitars — more like a twin malevolent force that every so often waxes celestial, like sunlight spearing through storm clouds.” – The Australian (4/5)


“Moody Aussie noisemakers DZ Deathrays bring the concept album back to life. Again…”
– Kerrang (4/5)


“DZ Deathrays have gone beyond the noise and energy (which was excellent) that they had from the start and have created something truly epic, memorable and monumental. If there is any justice in this world, they should be huge.” – Wall of Sound (10/10)


It is with great pleasure that I OH YOU present you with DZ Deathrays’ fifth studio album, Positive Rising: Part 2, and share new track/video ‘Kerosene’.


With a moodier tone than its predecessor, PRP2 draws the outline of an apocalyptic scene, one that sees the band stepping outside of themselves, seeking out new perspectives and surveying the world from above. From up there, they don’t always like what they see.


I’m hoping for a positive rising / Capsized but the tide is turning / I feel the temperature rising / Chastised but the fire is burning.


“That lyric – Hoping for a positive rising – is about hoping that there was going to be this good thing that comes from the underground and sweeps up and overtakes all of the negativity,” Parsons says.


Positive Rising: Part 2 (PR:P2) is the highly anticipated follow up to 2019’s Positive Rising: Part 1. After decamping to Los Angeles to record ‘Part 1’, the band returned home along with producer Miro Mackie to record ‘Part 2’, leading to a tonal shift between the albums. However, they’re designed to be treated as two halves of a whole, from the songs, which the band hopes will be played from beginning to end, to the artwork. “If you put those two album pictures together, it shows a full day. It’s like a yin and yang, showing the full spectrum.”


Latest track ‘Kerosene’ is one of the darker offerings and comes with a video directed by Joe Agius (Hatchie/The Creases). Stemming from an idea that sparked during a writing session with The Presets’ Kim Moyes (the beat you hear at the start of the track is from a demo made that day), it’s no surprise the result is a stadium-ready rock anthem.


WATCH: ‘Kerosene’ by DZ Deathrays


With PR:P2 DZ Deathrays deliver a sophisticated rock record that perfectly defines the evolution of their sound over the band’s 12 year tenure. All tracks released so far have been met with acclaim from fans and industry alike with adds to local and international rock playlisting on Spotify and Apple Music plus coverage from the likes of DIY Mag (UK), Upset Mag (UK), The Line Of Best Fit, Far Out Mag, Deadpress, Stereoboard, Blunt Mag, Rolling Stone AU, NME and triple j. ‘Fear The Anchor (feat. Ecca Vandal)’ was added to Amazing Radio (UK) and hit #16 on New Zealand’s national Rock Radio chart. ‘Fired Up’ and ‘All Or Nothing’ were added to rotation at triple j, both making it to the top 10 most played song on the station & saw the band recently perform a huge Like A Version, covering N.E.R.D’s ‘Rockstar’ featuring Brisbane rapper NERVE.


Catch DZ Deathrays touring PRP2 this September and October with NERVE, tickets available at



DZ Deathrays – ‘Kerosene’
Out now through I OH YOU
Buy/stream here

DZ Deathrays – Positive Rising: Part 2
Album out now through I OH YOU
Buy/stream here

Positive Rising: Part 2 tracklisting:
1. Skeleton Key
2. Fear The Anchor (feat. Ecca Vandal)
3. All Or Nothing
4. Kerosene
5. Fired Up
6. Riff City
7. Make Yourself Mad
8. Golden Retriever
9. Swept Up
10. Run The Red
11. Positive Rising


+ NERVE supporting
For tickets head to: 

Fri 3 Sep | Magnet House | Perth, WA | 18+
Sat 4 Sep | The River | Margaret River, WA | 18+
Fri 10 Sep | Uni Bar | Hobart, TAS | 18+
Sat 11 Sep | The Gov | Adelaide, SA | 18+
Sat 18 Sep | Miami Marketta | Gold Coast, QLD | 18+
Sun 19 Sep | Nightquarter | Sunshine Coast, QLD | 18+
Wed 22 Sep | Kambri | Canberra, ACT | 18+
Thu 23 Sep | Cambridge Hotel | Newcastle, NSW | 18+
Sat 25 Sep | Wollongong Uni | Wollongong, NSW | 18+



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