Cheese on Toast interviews Andrew and Michael and sneak peeks at new music video.
“I used to have, have these dreams of smashing you face in with a brick.”
"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."
Pre-Order SWIM from the 15th 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.
"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."
"Damn fine rolling serrating verses."
"Eputation as one of the most visceral bands regularly touring Europe and the UK."
"Suggesting the serial travelers are stepping out of their comfort zone to bring new sonic elements to their noise-pop act."
"Starting in Auckland and finishing in Christchurch, it's the most comprehensive Die! Die! Die! tour of New Zealand for months."
"There is no rehearsed set of messages, postures or stage antics: cutting to the quick, their songs and live show is delivered straight to your bone marrow."
"Dunedin's punk sons of the modern age, Die! Die! Die! are ready to bust through the back door with their fifth album 'SWIM', set for release on August 15th via the band's own label Records Et cetera."
" 'SWIM' encapsulates everything the band have striven to embody and brings the gritty vehemence of their live show to listeners at home."
"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."
“Crystal” is the first track off Die! Die! Die!’s upcoming album, 'SWIM’.
We are delighted to announce that Die! Die! Die! have released new video "Crystal" from their fifth studio album 'SWIM'.
"Unfiltered and powerful stage show has earned them a reputation as one of the most energetic and hardest-working bands around."
"We never argue—unless I'm drunk. It's the ideal relationship"
Here we go again. STA bands take to the road for another month.
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.