Hockey Dad, DZ Deathrays
Horror My Friend
27 York St.
Ottawa, ON, K1N
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is 19 and over
For two childhood friends from a small coastal town in Australia, Hockey Dad has come a long way in their relatively short existence.
Growing up on the stages of small bars in Wollongong since mid-2013, the duo of Zach Stephenson (guitar/vocals) and Billy Fleming (drums) began to grow their following outside their home city with the release of their debut EP "Dreamin" in June 2014.
"Dreamin" was produced by Tom Iansek (Big Scary, #1 Dads) and remains the first release for newly formed Leisure Coast label Farmer & The Owl. "I Need A Woman", the lead single from the five-track EP, earned the band rotation on Triple J and FBi Radio as well as plenty of love across the web. In the US it peaked at #77 on the CMJ 200, and charted at #23 on the FMQB Sub-Modern charts.
Growing interest in the band led to national tours alongside the likes of DZ Deathrays, Bass Drum Of Death and Bad//Dreems, and they were named the winners of Triple J's Unearthed competition, landing them a spot on Byron Bay's prestigious Falls Music & Arts Festival over the new year.
"Can't Have Them" is the brand new single from Hockey Dad, in which they have just completed a national tour across Australia to launch, selling out all eight shows.
The duo are now looking to expand their reach beyond their home country. Following their recent performance at CMJ in New York, the band has just signed with Kanine Records in the US in anticipation of their debut album release in mid-2016.
It's been a little while between drinks for Bundy's most notorious thrash party duo, DZ Deathrays, but today it is with great pleasure that we reveal their brand new single 'Blood On My Leather'. The track, which is a standalone single, had its world wide premiere on triple j this afternoon and will be available for purchase and streaming this Thursday 11 February.
Late last year the pair decided to head back into the studio with producer/friend Burke Reid (of Gerling) to record a one-off single titled 'Blood On My Leather'. 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, which is only 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.
West Australian friends, don't miss DZ this month playing Raised In The City at The Metro and Hyperfest in City of Swan. The duo will again be on the road this April and May blowing minds and ear drums through regional towns and centres on the Groovin' The Moo festival run. Be sure to catch their set!
With two ARIA wins under their belt for Best Hard Rock / Heavy Metal Album two years running for their 2013 debut Bloodstreams and follow up 2014's Black Rat, we're psyched the guys have been back in the studio producing the kind of face-melting sounds we've become accustomed to expect from DZ Deathrays. We can't wait to hear more!
Horror My Friend
Emerging from the seemingly sleepy suburbs of Adelaide, Horror My Friend's approach to noisey, indie-rock is youthful and idiosyncratic. Tapping into the spirit of 90’s college-rock and shoe-gaze the trio (Josh Battersby, Tom Gordon & Sam Kolesnik) break new ground with their raw yet melodic auteurist songwriting, bolstered by frenetic, energetic live performances.
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