With Guitars Reviews Die! Die! Die! 'Swim' Album
“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.” Artrocker
“Die! Die! Die! can count themselves among New Zealand’s finest musical exports ” The 405
“A muscular mix of rock aggression and pop smarts…Highly Recommended” Rolling Stone
Dunedin’s punk sons of the modern age, Die! Die! Die! are ready to bust through the back door with their fifth album under their grubby arm pits, stoked as punch to have pulled together their next blistering installment in the Die! Die! Die! legacy.
'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. Produced by the band and Chris Townend (Portishead, D12, Violent Femmes) from The Lab in Auckland to Lightship 95 in London, SWIM’s sparse geographical consummation is as expansive as their definition of punk and pop music.
Listen to 2 tracks taken from the new album below.
As an internet acronym for ‘someone who isn’t me’, Swim’s title suggests that Andrew Wilson is stepping out of his own comfort zone lyrically and bringing new themes and broader strokes to the mighty crash and boom of Die! Die! Die!’s sound. 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. 'Swim' will be released on 6th October 2014 via Smalltown America.
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