DZ Deathrays are today releasing their highly anticipated sophomore album Black Rat – featuring the infectious track ‘Gina Works At Harts’ which you may have heard spinning on the j’s. We steal 3 minutes and 52 of their seconds time while they’re on the road in the UK to chat about life and…stuff.
What do you do? Air guitar
City you call home? Sydney and Brisbane
The best thing about being you right now? Freshly showered
Tea or coffee? Coffee
Life changing record? Limp Bizkit – 3 dollar bill y’all
Dream collaboration? Johnny Cash
What inspires you? Coffee
If not playing a gig where can we find you? In the tour van.
I’m buying drinks, what’s your poison? Whiskey
Best record right now? Cloud Nothings – Here and Nowhere Else
One song to guarantee a private car sing-along? Boston – ‘More Than A Feeling’
Childhood crush? Neve Campbell
Coolest person you’ve ever met? In terms of status – Dave Grohl
The most famous number stored in your phone belongs to…? Arj Barker
Which band would you die to play for, if not your own? Soulwax
Favourite, quirky possession? Got rid of them all.
Guilty pleasure? Drugs
First gig? Jedediah
First record? AD/DC – Fly On The Wall
There’s a mini, five-band festival at yours, who’s playing? Anyone who played at ‘My Little Pony’ Convention 2013
Tell us one odd thing we don’t know? I’m about to get my leg replaced by a golf club.
Two minute noodles, Mac & Cheese or baked beans on toast? Mac & Cheese
Worst. Movie. Ever? ‘Delivery Man’
You and the other half are breaking up, which one record do you fight for? I own them all.
It’s Christmas Eve – Die Hard or Home Alone? ‘Home Alone’
What’s on your rider? Booze and gambling requirements.
Most embarrassing stage moment? Fucking up your own song.
The world’s ending and Denzel Washington is nowhere in sight – what do you do? Call Liam Neeson.
Favourite cafe anywhere? Too many
If you could be any cartoon character, what would it be? Randy
Favourite shower croon? Peter Andre – ‘Mysterious Girl’
Song most likely to get you onto the dance floor? Pantera – ‘Walk’
Favourite composition of your own? ‘The Bridge of Night Slave’
Your favourite compliment about the new album so far? “It’s better than your first one.”
What are you doing after answering these questions? Driving 5hrs to the next show.
Any final words for your adoring fans? Hey!