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.
Larry Heath catches up with New Zealand band Die! Die! Die! at CMJ about their tour and working on their new record.
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).
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!
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.
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
New Zealand's Die! Die! Die! are favourites on our own shores, and they've released their new single "Wasted Lands" - accompanied by quite the interesting music video. Check it out here!
While they toured our country, we shot off a few questions to New Zealand's favourite sons- Die! Die! Die!
My apologies for missing the first support act, I arrived just as they were finishing their set but from what I was told it was reminiscent of a young Jack Ladder; which would have been cool to see.