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Louder Than War Reviews Die! Die! Die! 'Swim'

"Consistently tight drumming and guitar work create fragmented songs that waver, quaver and evoke emotion through varied tempos and a melding of shoe gaze, post punk and math rock notions."

The AU Reviews Die! Die! Die! 'Swim'

'SWIM' sits as one of the smartest releases of the year.

Shout4Music Reviews Carnivores 'Let's Get Metaphysical'

"Carnivores’ sophomore record proves more focused than their debut whilst still displaying an enjoyable frayed edge."

Rave Child Reviews Carnivores 'Let's Get Metaphysical"

"‘An upbeat catchy pop-punk song featuring plenty of hardcore riffs mixed in with beautifully contrasting melodies."

Q Magazine Reviews Carnivores 'Let's Get Metaphysical'

"Lyrical foibles let down Glaswegians' mathcore debut."

Music Liberation Reviews USA Nails 'Sonic Moist'

"In a nutshell it's abrasive, obnoxious, relentless, and at times damn right brutal."

The Skinny Features Carnvories 'Let's Get Metaphysical'

"Track jangles pacily through a minefield of Devo jerks, hinting at the stop-start complexities to follow."

Shout4Music Reviews Die! Die! Die! 'Swim'

"Like putting your tongue to a 9-volt battery, each track jolts like a surge of an electrical current, flurries of snare drum and crashing cymbals collide against a searing squall of guitars."

Scottish Fiction Reviews Carnivores 'Let's Get Metaphysical'

"Hardcore headbanging riffs and poppy melodies, the "ba-ba-ba" backing vocals working the latter on the opener."

The Skinny Reviews Die! Die! Die! 'Swim'

"A fuzzy, scuzzy delight."

The Line Of Best Fit Reviews Die! Die! Die! 'Swim'

'The combination of spiky guitar work and sneering vocals begins to sound aimless."

Norman Records Review Die! Die! Die! 'Swim'

"Relentless cavalcades of churning 'n' chiming caustic guitars, breathless anthemic yelling, hard-assed tumblesome drums and a keen melodic sensibility."

Mowno Reviews Die! Die! Die! 'Swim'

"Supported by a high shrill voice still, drowned in reverb giving light paces to pieces yet rabid, it is right that scrolls titles rooted in the same vein line: the colorful punk power pop and garage rock."

Echoes And Dust Reviews USA Nails NEW 'Sonic Moist' Album

"You want noise rockin’, post-punkin’, krautrockin’ blasts of guitar fury? These guys have nailed it."

Keep It Fast Reviews USA Nails NEW 'Sonic Moist' Album

“Operator, I love to see your face pressed up against the glass“. Agitated punk rock spittle.

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."

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."

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."

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."

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.

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."

Altdialogue Reviews Burning Alms Debut Album

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

Across The Line Reviews Our Krypton Son Live

Our Krypton Son comes into his own when he switches to piano, giving the sense of him being immersed in his own world, unaffected by the audience listening attentively.

Chordblossom's Robert Brown Rates 'Jetplane Landing's' 'Don't Try' As His Album Of The Year

Surely a contender for NI album of the year (actually scrap that it’s my favourite album of the year from anywhere), a raw sounding and energetic collection, these songs will sound huge in a live environment.

Little Bear Impressed Live Reviewers Bands NI At The Limelight 2, Belfast

"As they left the stage I knew, and the crowd knew, that this is a band channeling a buzz that Northern Irish music hasn’t seen in recent years. Tragically... We must now play the cruel waiting game for their debut album. We’re in for a treat, so we are."

Journalist RobMoro Gives His Thoughts Ahead Of The Release Of Sullivan & Gold's Album 'For Foes'

"The initial preview of this album holds promise for Sullivan & Gold. No doubt we’ll be hearing more about them when their album launches on November 22nd."

Welsh Music Journalists Tales From The Middle 8 Review Jetplane Landing's Visit To Cardiff

"It was a pleasure to have JPL back in Cardiff and playing on such great form; this was a set of winners played with style and heart and it made us all realise how much we’d missed seeing them play."

Jetplane Landing's Album 'Don't Try' Reviewed By Keep It Fast

"Jetplane Landing’s 'Don’t Try' is a blast of wild, emotive raw power, crackling with energy and zeal.. Sounds like – Bones of our fathers, maggots (getting off my turf), magnetic sea pulling me under, a Jetplane Landing."

We Are Noise Reviews Axis Of, More Than Conquerors And Jetplane Landing's Visit To Dublin

"I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, this band should have been huge, they’ve got a message, they’ve got hooks, they’ve got riffs and you can bet your life on it that they’ve got songs. Jetplane Landing, first class all the way!"

Jetplane Landing's Latest Album Reviewed By Gigape

"Superb from start to finish, it's hard to imagine a better Irish rock album this year."

We Are Noise Review Jetplane Landing's Latest Album

"After a six year hiatus the Derry born cabin crew are back, this time with an absolute beast of a record in 'Don’t Try'."