Words by Wes Foster.

There’s not much to not like when two of the best Australian bands are brought to a tiny basement venue in Manchester as part of a double headline tour.

Both coming from Brisbane, Dune Rats are the slightly younger of the two, having formed in 2011 rather than 2008, and bring a slightly anarchic but American garage rock-influenced style of writing. It’s laidback and relaxed, whilst at the same time relentless.

DZ Deathrays, on the other hand, balance a refined rock style that is heavy and punchy whilst having riffs to create something catchy and irresistible. Their near-perfect balance is achieved through a hefty amount of distortion and noise.


The Dune Rats and DZ Deathrays tour stops at Soup Kitchen on Tuesday 25 October, 2016. Tickets are available for £8+bf here.

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