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Festival Review: The Blurst of Times - The Factory Theatre, Sydney (25.10.14)

Guitars and subverted Simpsons t-shirts ruled Blurst of Times' Sydney debut. Its debut went off without a major hitch, even with some last minute timetable shuffling to adjust to. With The Factory Theatre proving to be a perfect space for the event, triumphing over the aural assault that marred OutsideIn last year. This was accomplished without actually putting the Factory Theatre stage to use, utilizing the smaller Fusebox and Factory Floor stages, and the smart move of setting up a main stage outside. Pushing revelries out in to the open air and giving itself a true festival atmosphere.

Album Review: Die! Die! Die! - SWIM (2014 LP)

Last week I got the honour of seeing New Zealandian noise punk band Die! Die! Die! play in an environment that truly suited them: inside a giant dockyard hanger. Hooked up to a system bigger than some stages it was clear they were out to do damage. As the hostile noise spilled out, people found it difficult to stay close to the stage.

Festival Review: The Blurst of Times - Seaworks, Melbourne (19.10.14)

On Sunday October 21st Brisbane’s The Blurst of Times Festival hit Melbourne for the first time. Held at Seaworks in Williamstown, the day featured a line up of excellent Australian talent, across three stages.

Album News Weekly: 30th June 2014

In This Issue: We get the news on the debut solo record from Karen O, a new Julian Casablancas release, Royal Blood, US pop punk kids Me Vs Hero, Danish artist Chorus Grant's September release, The Growlers, Avenged Sevenfold, the return of Die! Die! Die!, The Courteeners and Melbourne punk band AGENDER!

Single Stream: Die! Die! Die! "Sister" (2014)

I saw Die! Die! Die! play in in a cramped pub with really expensive beer once; I accidentally knocked a full pint out of someone's hand but fortunately he was dancing so hard he didn't even notice; such is the band's magic. "Sister" (from the forthcoming S W I M) is an instant hit of the noisy, anthemic excitement the Kiwis have perfected which I'm sure will have people dancing just as hard.

Die! Die! Die! Announce Australian tour dates in March

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After their recent European and American tour, Die! Die! Die! are back and ready to kick off their Australian tour starting next week.

The band will be road testing new songs from the soon to be released 2014 album Swim.

Make sure you catch Die! Die! Die! on one of the following dates:

Wednesday March 19 - The Rochester, Fitzroy VIC
Thursday March 20 - Captain Cook Hotel, Paddington NSW
Saturday March 22 - The Crowbar, Brisbane QLD

SXSW 2013 Photo Gallery: New Zealand Day Party - West Tent Brush Square Park (13.03.13)

Every year at SXSW, New Zealand throws itself a party featuring an assortment of its finest musical talent. This year was no exception, with the day featuring Lips, Ghost Wave, Die! Die! Die!, No and Six60 (pictured). Check out these photos from the showcase by Johnny Au.

the AU interview at CMJ: Die! Die! Die! (New Zealand)

Larry Heath catches up with New Zealand band Die! Die! Die! at CMJ about their tour and working on their new record.

Live Review: Die! Die! Die! - The Standard (23.08.12)

Before I headed along to The Standard on Thursday night to see New Zealand's Die! Die! Die!, who we have featured many times over the years on the AU review, it occurred to me that I'd never before witnessed the explosive trio. For shame, I told myself... for shame. So it was with little hesitation that I finally made up for lost time and caught up with the boys in their first Sydney gig in quite a while - with a new bassist to boot (Michael Logie, who I recently caught during his tour with Opossum).

Music Video: Die! Die! Die! "Oblivious Oblivion" (2012)

New Zealand's Die! Die! Die! have returned to Australia and kick off their national tour in Newcastle tomorrow, before hitting the major centres. All the tour dates are below. But first we wanted to revisit the fantastic music video for "Oblivious Oblivion", which was released officially last month. I caught the flash-like animated clip on Rage recently and am still wondering if that guy is supposed to be Ron Jeremy. Maybe I'll ask the band at their Sydney gig. Answers to questions like this are pretty damn important. Enjoy!

Die! Die! Die! - Wasted Lands (2010 Single)

Dunnedin trio Die! Die! Die! have recently released their energetic third album Form, via well known New Zealand label Flying Nun Records. Wasted Lands is an enthusiastic track from the release and is a well chosen single to showcase the band’s youthful punk vibe.

Die! Die! Die! to return to Australia for a East Coast March/April Tour!

New Zealand touring machines Die! Die! Die! are coming back to town this March and April, for an extensive East Coast tour.

Here are the dates!

Fri 25 Mar
Graves, Elsewhere Gold Coast, QLD

Sat 26 Mar