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A scintillating rollercoaster of throwback rock, vivid punk and glam undertones, atmospheric pianos, and some of the heaviest riffs ever witnessed from the ARIA Award-winning Aussie rockers, King B is a track to truly sink your teeth and most of your soul into. Carving pure fire into an expansive palette that tantalisingly hints at a brand new creative chapter for the Deathrays gents, King B is equal parts rock opera frivolity as much as a modern rockin’ gem; and as the band’s press release revealed, the new tune evolved swiftly from a solitary riff.
“King B was a riff that Lachlan sent me that has been manipulated to fit in some chords that I put together,” shares frontman Shane Parsons. “We did about 17 versions of the demo before landing on this arrangement. I wanted a party song, I wanted a track that was about getting people together and feeling the energy of that. Then one day it all came flowing to me [in] about 10 minutes. King B was the name of the riff and well, we celebrate it. It’s one of the biggest departures for DZ, starting a song with big synths and acoustic guitars, then dropping into one of the biggest riffs we have written to date, quickly deviating to more grinding synths, then a piano section then it’s riff to the end. Quite the adventure”
Hot on the heels of the band’s recent track Paranoid, King B is a ferocious step into 2023 for DZ Deathrays, and further proof, alongside their extremely successful career to date, that the group are certainly not one-trick ponies.
Also accompanied by a gleefully chaotic music video, with the band increasingly wreaking havoc while under CCTV monitoring – and ultimately finding themselves on the receiving end of some unwelcome intervention by potential (government?) captors. Hot on the heels of the band’s recent track Paranoid, King B is a ferocious step into 2023 for DZ Deathrays, and further proof, alongside their extremely successful career to date, that the group are certainly not one-trick ponies. From garage rock and house parties to amassing a diehard global following, DZ Deathrays are ageing like a fine, punk-spiked wine, unexpectedly ripping the sonic universe a new one with King B – and here’s hoping there’s more where this came from.
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