Die! Die! Die! EP - 12"

Die! Die! Die! EP

$16.00
Capital Recordings
CREV1217
2005
12"

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Die! Die! Die! EP 12"

Die! Die! Die!


Die! Die! Die! are a three-piece band from Auckland that in just over a year, have solidified their reputation as one of New Zealand's best new bands. With an emphasis on rhythm and volume, Die! Die! Die! create a driving sound that is immediate and visceral, while retaining enough melody to keep their songs in your head long after their short set has come to a close.

Formed in November 2003, Die! Die! Die! quickly bought a van and started playing as many shows in as many towns as they could. After two tours of New Zealand, Die! Die! Die! supported legendary UK punk band Wire at their only New Zealand show. After a brief break-up, they secured the current line-up of Andrew Wilson on guitar and vocals, Michael Prain on drums and Henry Oliver on bass guitar, and have since completed numerous tours of both New Zealand and Australia (including both Homebake and Meredith festivals, a support slot for Franz Ferdinand, national tour support for the Straightjacket Fits reformation tour, and support on the forth-coming Shihad national tour in July).

Die! Die! Die! left New Zealand in March 2005 for an extensive tour of the USA - where they recorded their debut album with Steve Albini (Nirvana, Pixies, Shellac) at his studio Electrical Audio in Chicago C - before heading to the UK and Sweden. Although the recording went well, the tour was cut short by bereavement.

It was around this time that their debut eponymous six-track EP recorded with Dale Cotton (HDU, Dimmer) was released in New Zealand by Capitalrecordings on CD (CREC1217) and finally now on vinyl (CREV1217).

On returning to New Zealand, the band completed a national tour with the re-formed Straightjacket Fits before jumping back on a plane back to the UK in June to master the album at the famed EMI Abbey Road studios with engineer Steve Rooke. The resulting ten-track powerhouse of an album is due for release in August 2005. The band have just completed a full national tour support slot with Shihad.

Tracklist

    1. Ashtray! Ashtray!
    2. Made Up In Red
    3. Auckland Is Burning
    4. Shyness Will Get You Nowhere
    5. Rat
    6. Brat

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