Rolling Stone album review: Die! Die! Die! – ‘Harmony’, August 2012
An album review for Rolling Stone, published in the September 2012 issue.
Die! Die! Die! - Harmony
Kiwis hone their brand of noise-punk to a sharp edge
Since forming in 2003, this Dunedin noise-punk trio has gone from strength to strength. Their last album, Form – released in 2010 on Flying Nun Records – was a muscular mix of rock aggression and pop smarts. Die! Die! Die!’s fourth LP, Harmony, is another leap forward, and their finest work yet. The formula is simple – guitar, bass, drums and vocals – yet these three continue to make thrilling new breakthroughs. Their career represents an ongoing tug-of-war between noise and melody, and on Harmony they excel once again: a pair of slower, melancholy tracks contrasts well against the gripping flurry and bluster of the remaining eight songs. Highly recommended.
Key tracks: “Erase Waves”, “Seasons Revenge”
Elsewhere: an interview with Die! Die! Die! singer/guitarist Andrew Wilson for The Vine in 2010
Elsewhere: a review of Die! Die! Die!’s 2010 album, Form, for The Vine