After another successful European tour earlier this year and releasing their latest album Never Say Die in April through Aussie label Dinner For Wolves, the boys in Dead City Ruins have been chomping at the bit to get back out and play some shows on home soil!! Kicking things off at the Northcote social club, where DCR played to a sold out crowd last time around! In-fact the last show went down so well a few of the live tracks ended up on their new album.
Dead City Ruins have made a name for themselves on a national and international level through years of touring and living in their tour bus lovingly named the Blue Bastard. Well known for their energetic live performance and brazen return to the roots of Australian pub rock.
Catch DCR at the venue closest to you!
Friday, August 31: Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
Saturday, September 1: The Eastern, Ballarat
Saturday, September 8: Dicey Rileys, Wollongong
Sunday, September 9: Frankies Pizza, Sydney
Saturday, September 15: Max Watts, Melbourne *LAGERFEST
Friday, September 21: Bald Faced Stag, Sydney *LAGERFEST
Saturday, October 6: The Brightside, Brisbane *LAGERFEST
It will be loud, there will be spilt beer, there will be more Orange amps than you can poke a stick at!
For eight years now the band has been going strong without letting anything distract them from their mission. Dead City Ruins plow ahead with everything they’ve got, and you can hear this in every note on Never Say Die.
Recorded with English producer James Lewis (Arctic Monkeys, Sunset Sons) Never Say Die will knock you on your ass, just as all good rock’n’roll should, but there’s more to it than that. The music goes deep – as all really good rock’n’roll should. After all, Led Zeppelin are more than Whole Lotta Love, Sabbath are more than Iron Man, and Soundgarden go beyond Outshined. Dead City Ruins play with the same intensity that made the iconic albums of the Seventies, Eighties and Nineties so special. In short, it has soul.
With their rock n roll battle scars worn like badges of honour, the band have played every hole in the wall pub and club you can think of both here and on multiple extended tours of Europe and the States with the likes of Mastodon, Skid Row, Ugly Kid Joe, Fozzy, Orange Goblin and Wolfmother. Playing every show like they were headlining an arena.
Of course the songs on Never Say Die can’t help but reflect the life they now lead. A life on the road. Songs about touring, break ups, fans, laughs, tears and beers..
Fuelled by life, raised by riffs and out to give everyone a good time, Dead City Ruins have delivered an album of working class hard rock that will leave your ears ringing and a grin fixed on your face for days.