The Skinny: It’s been a little while between drinks for Australia’s notorious thrash party duo, DZ Deathrays, but today the band reveal a brand new single titled “Blood On My Leather”. The track, which is a standalone single, had its worldwide premiere on Triple J and is now available for purchase and streaming on Dine Alone Records via iTunes. Listen to “Blood On My Leather” above!
Late last year Shane Parsons and Simon Ridley decided to head back into the studio with producer and friend Burke Reid (of Gerling) to record the one-off single. The track comes on the heels of DZ’s critically acclaimed sophomore LP titled Black Rat released last year on Dine Alone. Bursting through your headphones from the first bars, “Blood On My Leather” opens with Ridley’s blown out drum kit bellowing through your speakers almost as a warning for the impending chaos moments away. Before listeners have a chance to gather their thoughts, Parsons enters the track with his riff heavy guitar work and trademark scowl vocal like a somewhat uninvited but absolutely necessary gate crasher. The song itself continues to twist and turn, revealing moments of melodic calmness that are only too quickly swallowed up and spat out by full throttle party riffs and lyrical ferocity.