In Brief: DZ Deathrays, Hugo Race, Lanie Lane, Pikelet
News posted Thursday, February 24 2011 at 11:00 AM.
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– The newly christened DZ Deathrays have joined Bleeding Knees Club and Hunting Grounds (ex-Howl) at “boutique” Melbourne label I Oh You. The partnership will yield the band’s next record Brutal Tapes (a compilation of two recorded tracks, a house party and two remixes) on April 1. Formerly known as DZ, the duo of Shane Parsons and Simon Ridley recently changed their name after a clash with a US dubstep DJ. They will soon be heading to the UK for The Great Escape festival and the US for South By Southwest, as well as shows in LA and New York. Expect a photographic tour diary on M+N soon.
– Bad Seeds founding member Hugo Race will return to Australia for two shows in support of new solo album Fatalists. Out this month through Other Tongues, the album was recorded in an old villa in rural Italy with members of Calexico and Willard Grant Conspiracy. It’s already been hailed a “masterpiece” in Europe, where Race has been living for the past 25 years. Race will launch the album at the Northcote Social Club in Melbourne tonight (February 24) with support from dot matrix and Celerey; and at The Basement in Sydney on March 9.
– Rising talent Lanie Lane will play two free shows in Sydney next week: February 28 and March 1 at Shady Pines Saloon in Darlinghurst. She’s also supporting Justin Townes Earle on his Australian tour in March.
– Australian Music Prize nominee Pikelet has announced a double headline show in Melbourne next month. The Evelyn Morris-fronted outfit will perform with Brous (aka ascendant chanteuse Sophie Brous and her band) at the Toff in Town on March 19. Pikelet is also scheduled to perform a one-off show at the Famous Spiegel Garden in Melbourne this Saturday (February 26), as well as the AMP Alive Shortlist Showcase on March 2 in Sydney, alongside fellow nominees The Holidays and Richard in Your Mind. She will also be appearing the following night at the AMP winner announcement party. Tickets for the Toff in Town show are $10 on the door.