Monday, November 22, 2021

Die! Die! Die! share first single from forthcoming return of original lineup, New Zealand noise-pop trio's most urgent work to date

New Zealand trio Die! Die! Die! announce their forthcoming new album This Is Not An Island Anymore, sharing the first single today via New Noise Magazine. Hear and share "Losing Sight, Keep On Kicking" HERE. (Direct Bandcamp and SmartURL.)

Since their debut in 2005, Die! Die! Die! has blended a powerful and infectious concoction of post-punk, noise pop, shoegaze, lo-fi, and punk rock into one massive sounding whole. Fresh for a global pandemic outbreak, the trio returns in its original lineup for their most urgent and well honed album to date, This Is Not An Island Anymore. Since recording their debut album with Steve Albini (Shellac, Nirvana, PJ Harvey) in Chicago in 2005, Die! Die! Die! have worked with producers including Shayne Carter, Nick Roughan (The Skeptics), Chris Townend (Violent Femmes), and have written and recorded albums in New York, Dunedin, London and rural France. 

Their indispensable collection of records, and their intense and unflinching live show, continue to drive their connection with audiences across the globe. Both are a telling reminder of why Die! Die! Die! are one of the most enduring and unapologetic bands to ever emerge out of New Zealand. 

The single is an explosive anthem and as the band describe it, 'explores losing yourself and finding your Maori’. Die! Die! Die! have returned to their classic lineup bringing beloved bassist Lachlan Anderson back to the fold to join band mates Andrew Wilson (guitar/vocals) and Michael Prain (drums). 

Their forthcoming album This Is Not An Island Anymore - set for release in February 2022. 

The band is known for their unflinching and intense live shows. To the delight of fans across the globe they somehow always manage to capture the chaos on tape too. Maybe it's got to do with the fact they’ve written and recorded in all manner of places from Dunedin, New York, rural France and London? Maybe it's the perfect storm of having been in the studio and collaborating with people like Steve Albini (Shellac, Nirvana, Pj Harvey), Chris Townend (Violent Femmes) and Shayne Carter & Nick Roughan (The Skeptics). 

Who can say for sure? All we know is Die! Die! Die! are certainly back and better than ever.

Artist: Die! Die! Die!

Album: This Is Not An Island Anymore

Record Label:  Self-released 

Release Date: February 18, 2022

01. This Is Not An Island Anymore

02.Is Darren There?


04 Losing Sight, Keep On Kicking

05.6 Months In The Lighthouse

06.15 Years

07.Vanish (but That's My Hometown, Marcus)

08.Never Tire Looking At The Sun

09.IMAGINE (Spending So Long Making Other People Feel Like Shit)

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