Live Review Of Die! Die! Die! By Brighton Noise Gig Guide
I should really start getting some earplugs one day, because I can still hear ringing from last Thursday. Having just recently played South By South West Festival (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, the New Zealand three-piece rockers, 'Die! Die! Die!' made a welcome return to Brighton for an intimate show at the Green Door Store.
Dissonants started the proceedings with songs consisting of short bursts of instrumentals mixing quick changing barre chords and note playing with rock bass picking. It is a promising introduction to the evening ahead.
Noise favourites and Brighton based 'Negative Pegasus' get better every time I see them. Every drum beat and heavily infused guitar riff was a pleasure to hear especially "Floating Omen", a frontline assault of five special minutes, where I would be quite happily dance to this all night.
I said previously in my preview that “a concoction of punk, noise pop, grunge, rock and indie all thrown in, with a dose of ranting vocals” was expected from headline band ‘Die! Die! Die!’ and they didn’t disappoint. On a cold spring night, this was the fire that was needed to kick start the heat. Not surprisingly, enthusiastic frontman Andrew Wilson at times felt the urge to throw himself into the crowd, but with merely a few seconds gone, would quickly return to the stage. Perhaps there was a lack of atmosphere compared with gigs gone by or they were suffering from fatigue having just completed recent gigs in France and Belgium bundled with their trip to the states. Not using this as an excuse, 'Die! Die! Die!' confidently stepped off and would plant himself and the mic right in the middle of the crowd. Energy levels were turned up a notch, and you can feel the expected high-octane performance.
My ears may have taken a bashing, but it was worth it. It was a shame there wasn’t a bigger crowd to see it.
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