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DZ Deathrays - 'Black Rat'
The Aussie hellraisers find new ways to party on the follow-up to 'Bloodstreams'
'Black Rat' is just as fun, bright and sloppy, but this time the Brisbane duo are reflecting on sleep deprivation and broken relationships. Restlessness courses throughout, first appearing on 'Northern Lights' as Parsons sings "So tired, lay awake at night", before 'Nightwalking' has him wandering the streets searching for "somewhere to be".
There's respite from whatever is troubling DZ in the music itself, though. 'Fixations' is pure pop dolled up in crunching riffs and futuristic bleeps, providing giddy relief amid the darkness, and ‘Reflective Skull’ is too stupendously catchy to bring anyone down. The hangover may be setting in, but DZ Deathrays have found new ways to party.
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