If you live in Sydney, you’re shit out of luck, but if you’re in Queensland, Bunnings is the place to be this weekend. Specifically, Bunnings Cannon Hill, where DZ Deathrays drummer Simon Ridley will be waiting for you at the barbeque, diligently running a sausage sizzle in service of Support Act. Support Act is Australia’s only charity delivering crisis relief services to artists, crew, and music workers. Postponing their plans for East Coast signings to celebrate their new album Positive Rising: Part 2 coming out today, DZ Deathrays have nonetheless found a meaningful way to spend their time in contributing to proceeds to this vital organisation.
“Covid has meant not only did we have to cancel our in-store signings this weekend,” the band shared, “but once again, so many in our industry have lost work due to cancelled shows.” They continue: “In the spirit of keeping the positivity rising, we’re going to head to Bunnings Cannon Hill this Sunday and get on the tongs to help our mates at Support Act raise some much needed funds for workers in the music industry. Come down and say g’day”
While band members Shane Parsons and Lachlan Ewbank do remain in lockdown for the foreseeable future, they can rest easy knowing that their new record is being spun to a positive reception around the world. Following on from 2019’s Positive Rising: Part 1, the band’s latest studio album acts as a spiritual sequel to its predecessor. In the lead-up to the drop, DZ Deathrays also recently hit triple j’s Like A Version for a rendition of N.E.R.D.’s ‘Rock Star’, and you can head over here to relive it in all its glory.
If you can’t make it out to the Sausage Sizzle, you can donate directly to Support Act here.
Bunnings Sausage Sizzle – Fundraiser for Support Act
Sunday, 11th July – 9AM-4PM AEST
Canon Hill Bunnings, Brisbane