Dune Rats & DZ Deathrays @Soup

Two of Australia's noisiest party bands unite to take the EU by storm!

By Lee Isherwood | 11 August 2016

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Two of Australia’s noisiest party bands unite to take the EU by storm!

After many years trying to put the dream tour together, DZ Deathrays and Dune Rats recently hit the road together on a giant Australian tour in support of Violent Soho.


They got a good taste of this combination and, not willing to let it end, the boys all decided to extend the good times to the rest of the world!

Introducing… the DZ Deathrays and Dune Rats International Disaster Tour, Part 1: UK & EU

Since releasing ARIA Award winning record Black Rat on Infectious in 2014, DZ Deathrays have been keeping busy both consistently touring the world and keeping their heads down writing for album #3.

To tide fans over, they kicked off 2016 with a stand-alone track ‘Blood On My Leather’ and called up old mate Arj Barker to star in his second film clip for the band. After touring in Australia with ‘Groovin’ The Moo’ festival and a giant Australian joint tour, the DZ crew also managed to squeeze in two North American tours as well. There is one part of the world, however, that they’ve been sorely missing over the last two years and that is the UK and EU. It’s been a while between drinks and it’s about time they come back over, and in style.

It’s also been a non-stop ride since Dune Rats released their self-titled debut album in 2014, which Rolling Stone dubbed an “unassuming statement of intent. No bullshit punk done well.”

From sold out Australian tours including co-headlining with punk legends Cosmic Psychos, to festivals around the world, 40 shows throughout Europe with The Subways, a HUGE North American tour with besties FIDLAR, and not to mention signing to Dine Alone Records in the US, the band have had a stunning ascent so far, which shows no sign of stopping.

The long awaited tour will see DZ Deathrays and Dune Rats playing alternate headline slots on each date.