DZ Deathrays are a dance-punk trio hailing from Bundaberg, Queensland. Forming in 2008, the outfit consists of frontman and guitarist Shane Parsons, guitarist Lachlan Ewbank and drummer Simon Ridley. DZ Deathrays perform a sound that borrows from punk, hardcore and classic rock, marrying fuzzy, maxed-out riffs with arena-sized hooks.
DZ Deathrays achieved national fame with their 2012 debut album Bloodstreams. Produced by Burke Reid, the record won awards for Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album and Best Independent Hard Rock Album at the ARIA Awards.
They've since gone on to release two more albums via I Oh You, with their most commercially successful, 2018's Bloody Lovely, peaking at #4 on the ARIA Albums Chart. Their latest album, Positive Rising Pt. 1 was released in August 2019 and highlights the bands continuing ability to embrace diverse influences.