Smalltown bands are busy writing new material but that won't stop them doing shows!
2013 was a brilliant year at Smalltown America with quality releases. Follow us on Spotify and checkout our Singles playlist.
"Die! Die! Die! keep the pedal firmly to the floor on this highlight track from their fourth album ‘Harmony’ "
Sometimes a song’s title is enough to describe it. Twitching Sunshine is one such song.
Die! Die! Die! have released a music video for their song "Twitching Sunshine", which is up there with the strangest music videos we’ve seen all year!
"One listen isn't really satisfying enough though, like all good tunes, "Twitching Sunshine" leaves you wanting more."
"Dunedin’s [NZ] Die! Die! Die! propel themselves into every live show headlong as if it is their last. "
"Dunedin’s [NZ] Die! Die! Die! fire off a scorching propulsive missile with "Twitching Sunshine" a bludgeoning Exocet entwined of drums, scalpel like guitar lines, sickly sweet female backing vocals."
"Hailing from Dunedin, New Zealanders Die! Die! Die! have been tearing the ass out of the art punk sonic explosion – building a glowing reputation for their raw, white-knuckled attitude and breathtaking live shows."
"Die! Die! Die! haven’t gone soft. They’ve never sounded more creative, joyful or energetic."
Another hectic month for Little Bear, Die! Die! Die!, Axis Of, Our Krypton Son, More Than Conquerors, Negative Pegasus & Jetplane Landing!
Watch Die! Die! Die!'s NEW video for their recent single "Twitching Sunshine".
Another month of touring from STA bands including Little Bear, More Than Conquerors, Negative Pegasus, Die! Die! Die!, LaFaro and Axis Of!
I've never quite understood why this bunch of Kiwis haven't scorched their way into the hearts and minds of more people.
Mama & Mammoth are proud to present, Die! Die! Die! & Whales In Cubicles on a UK tour in August 2013.
Second single to be taken from New Zealand noise-rock trio Die! Die! Die!’s fourth studio album ‘Harmony’.
"...drummer Michael Prain speaks to Crackle about his record collection and stuff."
"New Zealand trio 'Die! Die! Die!'s latest album 'Harmony' is chock full of spiky yet atmospheric and melodic alt rock that should appeal to fans of Texan punkers...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead..."
"With unadulterated energy, 'Harmomy' moves at a frenetic speed, powered by Wilson's masterful guitars and a rawness that can only be encouraged and is no doubt only amplified when experienced live."
"Highlights have been releasing the last four records and playing tons of amazing shows all around the world, and just continuing to be a musician creating music with our friends."
"It’s a thoroughly fine way to round off an impressively promising album."
They played with a lot of energy, and great catchy guitar hooks, snarling vocals and most importantly an amazingly steady rhythm section.
'Die! Die! Die!' have got presence and power, and a huge dash of punk spirit.
'Die! Die Die!’s' unfiltered and powerful stage show has earned them a reputation as one of the most energetic and hardest-working bands around.
"This short, sharp half-hour set embodied most of these New Zealanders’ characteristic energy and frenetic stage presence."
This album proves the band continue their evolution to perfect their sound.
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
New Zealand band Die! Die! Die! have been wowing crowds the world over with explosive, sweat-drenched punk shows of the highest calibre.
Die!Die!Die! hit town to promote new album 'Harmony' & bring it home to me that now’s maybe the time to invest in some earplugs for gigs. This was a damn loud show.
'Harmony' is the sound of a three piece spreading their wings, keen to see what else a guitar, bass and drum combination can produce.
'Harmony’ brings together the raw energy and emotion of their live shows, encapsulating savant pop elements with their DIY punk philosophy.
"This is just awesome in the extreme. Don't just believe me though, as they have over 12,000 likes on Facebook"
On Harmony, Die! Die! Die! sound a lot younger than their years – for better and for worse.
Rolling Stone Australia even dubbed the album ‘their finest work yet’ and it is a captivating unity of raw energy and powerful punk elements, as well as including salutes to pop.
Overall 'Harmony' is a good album, with piano keys of closer "Get Back" being a particular highlight.
"Uncompromisingly brutal yet disturbingly subtle in places - check out cinematic closer 'Get Back' for further proof, 'Harmony' represents Die! Die! Die!'s most immediate collection of songs to date."
"With unadulterated energy, ‘Harmony’ moves at a frenetic speed, powered by Wilson’s masterful guitars and a rawness that can only be encouraged and is no doubt only amplified when experienced live."
It should come to no surprise that their sound and songwriting have now reached such perfectly-honed levels, arguably placing the threesome on a podium of contemporary masters of the genre
“We miss the UK and Ireland already... maybe not the weather though."
There is a sense that 'Harmony' takes itself too seriously at times, and the band become lost in the peaks of sonic exploration that they’ve created, but when they nail it, it is an absolute riot.
DDD sound as inspired as ever, and despite their rather convoluted band history, have remembered to let their music do the talking, and it shows
‘Harmony’ has been well received all over the place. ‘Harmony’ described by Rolling Stone Australia as “…their finest work yet”.
"...a rather nifty little power-trio here..."
'Harmony' is an album I was excited to check out and see if Die! Die! Die! had progressed to the point that I always felt they were capable of, and they blew away my expectations.
The track is taken from their fourth album ‘Harmony’, released in the UK on April 1st 2013 via Irish indie Smalltown America.
New Zealanders Die! Die! Die! recently announced a UK tour starting later this month, in support of their forthcoming album 'Harmony'.
New Zealand trio bring the noise. Again
New album set for a special vinyl print too!
"...An abrasive and unforgiving punk album that also effortlessly oozes a pop sensibility."
"...Raw melding of harmony and intelligent heaviness..."