Brisbane, Australia-based dancy punks DZ Deathrays combine buzzsaw guitar riffs with fiery, party-ready rhythms. Fittingly, the group -- comprising singer/guitarist Shane Parsons, guitarist Lachlan Ewbank and drummer Simon Ridley -- formed in 2008 (under the abbreviated name DZ, to which they added Deathrays to avoid confusion with the U.S. dubstep DJ), intent on exclusively playing house parties. Word soon got out and they grew to the rock club circuit, releasing their debut EP, Ruined My Life, early the following year. By 2010, DZ Deathrays toured with the likes of Crystal Castles and Ratatat and performed at festivals like Big Day Out, Parklife, and Field Day, making way for their signing to the Melbourne label I Oh You a year later. The sophomore EP Brutal Tapes, which combined studio and house-party recordings alongside remixes, arrived soon after, and by fall the band was even more in demand, touring Europe with Male Bonding and Band of Skulls, joining the NME Radar Tour with Wolf Gang, and opening for Foo Fighters back in Australia.