New Music Of The Day: DZ Deathrays – ‘Blood On My Leather’

The Ramones, Elvis’ all in one, Axl and Jim Morrison, “blending in with the weather”, Frankie’s belts, wifebeaters and tourniquets, Suzie Quatro’s shiny jumpsuit, The Strokes, Fat White Family dreaming dreams of distressed Tupelo and Lenny Kravitz’ dick falling out in front of a million iPhones… leather and rock’n’roll have a beautiful, chequered (heh) history and go together better than Kanye and controversy.

Australian duo DZ Deathrays know this, so they wrote a song all about messing up their finest wears by spilling blood over them. It sounds like a heavier version of ‘Sabotage’ by Beastie Boys, features brilliant lines like “I made a deal with the way you made me feel” and “see you at the bar for a massive blowout”, and it rocks:


Although the track is just a standalone single, DZ Deathrays are touring across their native Australia later this month. Here are the dates:

Fri 19 Feb Raised In The City | The Metro, Perth WA
Sat 20 Feb HyperFest | Midland Oval, City of Swan WA
Sat 23 Apr Groovin The Moo | Maitland, NSW
Sun 24 Apr Groovin The Moo | Canberra, ACT
Mon 25 Apr Groovin The Moo | Oakbank, SA
Sat 30 Apr Groovin The Moo | Bendigo, WA
Sun 1 May Groovin The Moo | Townsville, QLD
Sat 7 May Groovin The Moo | Bunbury, WA

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