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Already Heard Features Carnivores 'Let's Get Metaphysical' Tour

"Paisley, Scotland trio Carnivores are set to release their debut album 'Let's Get Metaphysical' on 27th October on Smalltown America."

Derry Journal Features STA Recording Open Doors

Hit the Scene Interviews More Than Conquerors

"Getting used to each other’s smell. Once you get over that, you become an unbreakable chain."

Golden Plec Features More Than Conquerors and Sullivan and Gold

"More Than Conquerors and Sullivan and Gold up for shortlist for NI Music Prize 2014."

Hotpress Features More Than Conquerors and Sullivan and Gold

"More Than Conquerors and Sullivan and Gold up for shortlist for NI Music Prize 2014."

Oh Yeah Music Centre Features More Than Conquerors and Sullivan and Gold

"More Than Conquerors and Sullivan and Gold up for shortlist for NI Music Prize 2014."

Culture NI Features More Than Conquerors and Sullivan and Gold

"More Than Conquerors and Sullivan and Gold shortlisted for the 2014 Northern Ireland Music Prize."

Across The Line Features More Than Conquerors and Sullivan and Gold

"More Than Conquerors and Sullivan and Gold shortlisted for this year’s Northern Ireland Music Prize"

Chordblossom Features More Than Conquerors and Sullivan and Gold

"More Than Conquerors and Sullivan and Gold up for shortlist for NI Music Prize 2014."

Gigging Northern Ireland Features Live At STA

"Smalltown America Announce Series Of Intimate Studio Shows"

Alive And Amplified Features USA Nails

"After becoming privy to some of the bands future material I can verify the future of this band is sounding ridiculously good."

Londonderry Sentinel Features Live At STA

“The magic that happens in a studio when the red recording light goes on is indescribable.”

The Label (NZ) Features Die! Die! Die! 'Swim'

"Die! Die! Die! are about to embark on a 21 date European tour in 21 days promoting their highly acclaimed fifth album 'SWIM'."

USA Nails Release Video Diary

Take a sneak peek into the recording of USA Nails bonus tracks. Recorded in and around Bear Bites Horse Recording Studio in London where the band recorded their debut album 'Sonic Moist'.

Break Thru Radio Interviews Axis Of

"Conscious, thought-provoking lyrics pair with a kaleidoscope of classic thrashing and up-beat, dare we say folk-influenced, "melodies." "

Off The Tracks Reviews Die! Die! Die! 'Swim'

"A hollow sound, as “arty” as a scribble pattern – brattish lead vocals peeking in from time to time over 50m-dash guitar."

Terrorverlag Reviews Die! Die! Die! 'Swim'

"High speed tempo, 90s Emo, groovy bass lines, shimmering feedback, slightly boisterous vocals and driving drums game draw 'SWIM' from."

Burn Your Ears Webzine Reviews Die! Die! Die! 'Swim'

"Promises including "high-speed pace" and the special appeal that "inner conflict creates tension"."

Alt Media Reviews Die! Die! Die! 'Swim'

"A post-punk album that is both unrelenting and unforgiving in its nature with heavy baselines, jarring guitars and frantic drumming."

Power Metel Dutch Reviews Die! Die! Die! 'Swim'

Under The Radar Reviews Die! Die! Die! Swim

"Explode like the leaked sunlight between heavy black curtains in the middle of the day."

Doubtful Sounds Reviews Die! Die! Die! Swim

"Create a visceral, dynamic and strangely comforting blend of noise and melody, perfectly placing them on the cusp of raw punk rock and post-punk like a nervy and hyperactive Bailter Space."

Eine Welt Au Shack Features Die! Die! Die! Swim Tour

"DIE! DIE! DIE! TOURING EUROPE IN OCTOBER/NOVEMBER"

SAUWS Features Carnivores Gig Show

"Reputation as one of the craziest live bands in Scotland"

Rip It Up Reviews Die! Die! Die! 'Swim'

"Rip It Up Reviews Die! Die! Die! Album."

Reverb Online Reviews LIVE Die Die Die 'Swim'

"Thrashing into their almost non-stop set, the three guys from Dunedin were essentially faultless in their fast paced and tight delivery."

Pinpoint Music Reviews Die! Die! Die! 'Swim' Debut

"The band inched fast and steady from the wry wrecking ridge into the heart-wrung beast that forms the twelve robusts of 'SWIM' "

Soundly Sounds Reviews Die! Die! Die 'Swim' Album

"Bone-gnawing, white knuckle rides that speak to the lonely kid with earphones strapped around their ears on a Saturday night."

Across The Line Features Smalltown America Special Studio Shows

"Friday Night Mashup, 48hr Music Boot camp, Smalltown America studio shows."

Rip It Up Interviews Die! Die! Die!

"Rip It Up ask Die! Die! Die! to name six other artists who aren’t Die! Die! Die! the band are all digging right now."

Net Sounds Unsigned Features Carnivores

"Anyone got any salmon? Carnivores new album."

Vulture Magazine Reviews Die! Die! Die! Album & Video

"Relentless 40 minutes of fuzzy, old-school punk, with no breaks in between for slow songs or sweet songs or anything to lighten the pace. It’s over half an hour of just solid noise, and it can be kind of overwhelming at first blush."

The Brag Reviews Die! Die! Die! Album

"To many, Die! Die! Die! are a sleeper. So, to them – and every other fan of modern post-punk and forward-thinking, interesting guitar music – this must be said: wake up. Now."

Xpress Mag Reviews Die! Die! Die! Album Debut

"Sonically, it’s white-knuckle levels of intensity from go to whoa, with piercing cries and knife-edge guitar matched up to pummelling drums and earth-rumbling bass."

The Music Australia Rewiews Die! Die! Die! Album

"Those waves of coruscating guitars, tumbling melodic bass lines, pummelling drums."

The Mad Mackerel Feature USA Nails

With stripped back pulsating grooves, riffs and percussion married to a resolutely lo-fi sound, the influences of Neu, Sonic Youth, The Jesus Lizard and the Stooges are all present and correct.

Already Heard Feature Die! Die! Die! Video 'Get Hit'

New Zealand punks Die! Die! Die! have confirmed their new album, 'Swim' will receive a UK release through Smalltown America on October 6th.

Nothern Transmissions features USA Nails track 'Sometimes I'd Rather See It All'

There are clear nods towards the experimentalism of early Sonic Youth, the unrelenting grooves of Neu and the swagger of The Jesus Lizard.

The Music Com Au Interwiews Die! Die! Die! Album

"We played like our lives depended on it. I think we still do but I kinda know that I’m gonna be playing music in a year, you know what I mean?"

Veri Live Interviews Die! Die! Die! Swim Album

"He has a very friendly goose called Gak, who influenced this album immensely."

Circuit Sweet Carnivores Debut Album And Video

"I’m not ashamed to admit that all my knowledge on philosophy comes from Wikipedia."

Van Guardred Magazine Interviews Die! Die! Die! Album Debut

"There were a few moments like that, but there were some really joyous moments as well."

Last Years Girl Reviews Carnivores Single 'Let's Get Metaphysical'

"“Let’s Get Metaphysical” [...] is a fully-fledged spitfire of a song which manages to capture the spirit of the trio’s raucous live performances while being intelligent and melodic enough to listen to while sitting at your desk"

Clash Music Premieres Carnivores Video 'Let's Get Metaphysical'

"Rising Scottish alt rock types..."

Circuit Sweet Feature Die! Die! Die!'s Album Pre-Order

Driven by an obstinate need to create and perform music, Die! Die! Die! unapologetically slap SWIM in your lap ten years since their very first shows.

Carnivores Release Single 'Let's Get Metaphysical'

Thrilled to announce that Carniovres first single is now available to purchase worldwide!

Entertainment NZ Release Die! Die! Die! 'Get Hit' Video

"Swim is an 11 track opus formed from the wall-sweat of Europe’s best clubs, scratched off the tour van floor and from down the back of the couch-surfed accom."

Mess And Noise Reviews Die! Die! Die! Album

“Die! Die! Die! have always had the knack for creating dynamic music driven by tension.”

With Guitars Reviews Die! Die! Die! 'Swim' Album

"'Swim is an 11-track opus formed from the wall-sweat of Europe’s best clubs, scratched off the tour van floor and from down the back of the couch-surfed accommodation."

Cheese On Toast Reviews Die! Die! Die! 'Swim' Album

"Frantic fuzz, corrosive guitars, rolling baselines and breakneck pummelled drums."