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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."

Push To Fire Reviews Die! Die! Die! 'Swim' Album

"It’s a release of control; the guitars soar and it manages to bring it’s own brand of melody to the fray, whilst providing an unrelenting pace"

Blank Gold Coast Reviews Die! Die! Die! 'Swim' Album

"Have always balanced melody and song structure alongside sheer punk thrash."

No Brainer Reviews Burning Alms 'In Sequence'

"From the blaring 30 second intro of sampled noise, its clear that this record is on a different level from the instant, almost pop-like charm of their previous bands."

Fame Magazine Features Die! Die! Die! 'Get Hit' Video

"The tune talks about fighting your demons, fending off an invisible opponent, and while he catches a few blows to the face, he is ultimately left standing…"

Soundsphere Features Die! Die! Die 'Get Hit' Video

Die! Die! Die! will be releasing their fifth album.

Sound Of Violence Reviews Burning Alms

"Since nature abhors a vacuum, lack of sound depth, handicap usual duets rock, makes up for this extremely battery, and cause of hyper inventive guitar."

Cheese On Toast Interviews Die! Die! Die On 'Get Hit' Video

Cheese on Toast interviews Andrew and Michael and sneak peeks at new music video.

Tonedeaf Features Die! Die! Die! 'Get Hit' Video

“I used to have, have these dreams of smashing you face in with a brick.”

Under The Radar Feature Die! Die! Die!'s 'Get Hit' Video

"Ultimately the track speaks to fighting your demons which has been illustrated by a boxer fending off an invisible opponent, and while he catches a few blows to the face he is ultimately left standing."

Normans Records Reviews Burning Alms Album

"Such thrilling all-over-the-bloody-shop style, flat out rockers mix with drifting interludes, folky waltzes and garagey lo-fi fun."

Clicky Clicky Music Reviews Burning Alms

"Ultimately makes Burning Alms' debut such a resounding success is its ability to balance myriad sounds and styles in such a way as to evoke a singularly rich musical identity."

Artrocker review and stream 'In Sequence'

There are moments when you can’t quite place where the brutal, industrial noises might be originating from, but that only serves to make the catchy rock ’n’ roll melodies a tad more addictive.

Smalltown Bands On Tour In August

We love that STA bands are constantly performing across the world. This month we see Burning Alms launch their new album in the UK and Die! Die! Die! launch their fifth album 'SWIM' in New Zealand.

NZ Herald Interviews Die! Die! Die!

"It's our most effortless album, writing-wise, I'm really proud of it, it's got a lot of energy around it. It's fun, it seems positive."

Drowned In Sound Reviews Burning Alms

"Parts of In Sequence sound like they may have been recorded in a toilet or worse, but this is music with integrity, from the heart, from the soul, and with intent."

Echoes And Dust Reviews Burning Alms Album

"Burning Alms are making really great music and are deserved of a wider audience, which probably won’t happen, but for those of us who know…"

Altdialogue Reviews Burning Alms Debut Album

"In Sequence is a superb debut album, there’s a feel of freedom and exploration."

Hare and Hounds Kings Heath Features Burning Alms New Show

"Burning Alms launch debut album 'In Sequence' on Friday 1st August"

Doubtful Sounds Feature Die! Die! Die!'s Tour

"Damn fine rolling serrating verses."

NZ Music Commission Feature Die! Die! Die!'s Tour

"Eputation as one of the most visceral bands regularly touring Europe and the UK."

Glasgow Channel Feature Carnivores

"We're creatively impatient."

Clicky Clicky Music Feature Burning Alms

"It feels like a conspiracy. "

Thumped Feature Burning Alms

"There are contrasting musical emotions, improvisational elements and lyrical repetition. In short, pretentious shizzle!"

The Brummie Feature Burning Alms Tour

"Delighted to announce that This Is Tmrw will be bringing Burning Alms to the HH."

No Brainer Interviews Burning Alms

"Adding a punkier, darker edge with a more expansive and progressive feel."

Louder Than War Reviews Burning Alms Album

"Passionate and intelligent debut album from Burning Alms, two members of underrated Birmingham band, Calories."

Altdialogue Interviews Burning Alms

"You don’t make a lot of money from music but the reward of being able to travel with your best friends doing something you love beats anything else!"

RobMoro Feature Burning Alms Tour

"The sixteen track long player holds shape and the pop laden instrumental tracks are worth their place."

Under The Radar Feature Die! Die! Die!'s Tour

"Suggesting the serial travelers are stepping out of their comfort zone to bring new sonic elements to their noise-pop act."