NEW MUSIC: Die! Die! Die! – How Soon Is Too Soon (It’s Not Vintage It’s Used)

New Zealanders Die! Die! Die! are back with a new album and a new clip for the single ‘How Soon Is Too Soon (It’s Not Vintage It’s Used)’. It’s definitely not as punk driven and intense as some of their earlier material but it’s equally as commanding, drawing on distorted and looped effects and a kind of warmly-detached Bailter Space feel as the song circles … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Die! Die! Die! – How Soon Is Too Soon (It’s Not Vintage It’s Used)

ALBUM REVIEW: Die! Die! Die! | S W I M

Die! Die! Die! formed their sonic aesthetic early in their career, those waves of coruscating guitars, tumbling melodic bass-lines, pummelling drums and Andrew Wilson’s passionate punk yelp. S W I M (someone who isn’t me) hits all the same marks while also sounding wider and more worldly, no doubt informed by relentless touring. The fuzz and repetition of ‘Angel’, the hyper speed MBV sound of … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Die! Die! Die! | S W I M

NEW MUSIC: Die! Die! Die! | Crystal

Now into their second decade, New Zealand trio Die! Die! Die! will be releasing their fifth album S W I M on August 15th and the first taste of the new songs comes in the form of ‘Crystal’ with its damn fine rolling serrating verses. New Zealand Tour (presented by Undertheradar, 95bFM and Phantom) Friday 15th August, Neck Of The Woods, Auckland Saturday 16th August, The … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Die! Die! Die! | Crystal

LIVE REVIEW: Die! Die! Die! @ The Gaelic, Sydney (01/04/11)

written by Chris Familton Purple Sneakers’ recent move into gig nights showed they aren’t content to rely on just the pulling power of indie DJs and a nightclub atmosphere. It reconfirms their commitment to live music and with their Last Night event they’ve been showcasing some of the best local and international acts making waves in indiedom. Bleeding Knees Club have been building a reputation … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: Die! Die! Die! @ The Gaelic, Sydney (01/04/11)

INTERVIEW: Before Last Night | Die! Die! Die!

Die! Die! Die! grace/destroy the stage at the Gaelic this friday night as the headliners of this week’s Purple Sneakers Presents: Last Night shindig. The band has been touring non-stop since the release of their last album Form and are set to head straight to the USA after Sydney shows this week. Catch them if at all possible as they are an insanely great live … Continue reading INTERVIEW: Before Last Night | Die! Die! Die!

NEWS: New Zealand’s Taite Music Prize nominations…

The 2nd annual Taite Music Prize nominations were announced earlier this month. The Prize was established to champion the finest release by a New Zealand artist or group, specifically focusing on the artistic merit and creative excellence of one album released in the previous calendar year. The award acknowledges creativity and musicianship regardless of sales figures or genre. The eight New Zealand albums in the running … Continue reading NEWS: New Zealand’s Taite Music Prize nominations…

ds…twenty five – our favourite releases of 2010

That’s it then, 2010 done and dusted and although it wasn’t the best year ever for new music there were some damn fine records released. This year we’re seeing an even more eclectic mix of flavours coming through from witch house, minimal electronica, americana, experimental and the all encompassing indie tag. Have a look at what we loved through the year, click on the covers … Continue reading ds…twenty five – our favourite releases of 2010

ALBUM REVIEW: Die! Die! Die! | Form

written by Chris Familton On the opening track Caseman, Andrew Wilson sings “I’m not giving up on our love” and it sums up the approach Die! Die! Die! have taken on their third album Form. They still sound vibrant with that heady, controlled rush of chaos, tinged with desperation and angst. With the greatness of their second album Promises, Promises the band didn’t receive anywhere … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Die! Die! Die! | Form

LIVE REVIEW: Die! Die! Die! @ OAF, Sydney 08/10/10

      written by Chris Familton Two newish Sydney bands were on the bill with Kiwi noise-niks Die! Die! Die!, both of them having risen from bands that bit the dust in the last year. Up first were Myth & Tropics featuring ex The Scare guitarist Liam O’Brien with his new three-piece. Essentially they are mining some of the same territory of his previous … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: Die! Die! Die! @ OAF, Sydney 08/10/10