Die! Die! Die! are back with their third album, Form, and it is the New Zealanders as you have never heard them before. Is it noise pop? Post punk? Shoe gaze? Noise/post/gaze/pop? Who the fuck knows? What it is though, is relentless, reckless, menacing, energetic and melodic. In a word, it's good. Still, why take our word for it? You can hear and see for yourself, as Die! Die! Die! are currently playing tracks from Form, as well as some old favourites, on stages across Australia. They're at the Croation Club in Newcastle tonight, Melbourne's Ding Dong on Saturday and tomorrow will be causing some serious damage at Sydney's Gaelic Club as part of the ever-brilliant party, Last Night.
Hitting up the same stage at The Gaelic are Bleeding Knees Club. The irrepressible garage-pop 'n' surf-punk pair have toured nationally with Wavves and Lightspeed Champion, while less cool but equally impressive is that their track, Have Fun, was hand-picked to soundtrack a TV ad for Myer. BobbySix.com's English readers should note they can see them at Brighton's Great Escape Festival in May.
Details of Friday's shindig at the Gaelic Club can be found at the facebook event page. Tickets can be bought on the door for ten bucks (psst: here is a little tip for you. Say "Carol's List" on the door and you'll get in for $8. Don't say we never do anything for you).
Words by Rob Townsend.