Currently over in the states for a host of shows at SXSW, DZ Deathrays are pleased to reveal the video for new single ‘Gina Works At Hearts’, the 2nd single to be taken from their forthcoming sophomore LP, Black Rat.
The video was shot at Melbourne venue Platform One and sees the arrival of ‘Gina’ with a depiction given to her by director, Noel Smyth, that shows there could be a nasty twist in the tale.
Striking a pose halfway between ‘40s burlesque and a neon-tinted strip club nightmare, we’re first introduced to Gina as a talented and beautiful singer, backed by a small jazz band made up of DZ’s Simon and Shane. However all is not as it seems, as the video follows the track’s titular protagonist and slowly reveals the true sad reality of her life.
Through the sex, drugs and self-loathing of life in the seedier echelons of adult entertainment, sentiments that are firmly echoed in the music itself, there is a constant questioning of Gina’s motives that are glossed over – much like her own thoughts might be – by soaring, sleazy guitar riffs that lend just enough glamour to deceive you that it’s all okay.
With more details of Black Rat’s UK release to come, ‘Gina Works At Hearts’ is available to download now through Australian label I OH YOU.
DZ Deathrays will be heading out on tour throughout March and April.
2014 Live dates:
* w/ Blood Red Shoes
** w/ Slaves
Sunday 20th – Crawford Arms, Milton Keynes **
Monday 21st – Boiler Room, Guildford **
Tuesday 22nd – Bodega, Nottingham *
Wednesday 23rd – Trifinity, Bristol *
Thursday 24th – Academy 2, Birmingham *
Friday 25th – Concord 2, Brighton *
Saturday 26th – Brickyard, Carlise **
Sunday 27th – Oran Mor, Glasgow *
Monday 28th – Club Academy, Manchester *
Tuesday 29th – Waterfront, Norwich *
Wednesday 30th – Electric Ballroom, London *
Thursday 1st – Sound City, Liverpool **
Friday 2nd – The Cockpit, Leeds **
Saturday 3rd – Old Blue Last, London **
Sunday 4th – The Rafters, Maistone **