Tag Archives: New Zealand Music

Premiere: SODA BOYZ – FAREWELL SPIT (PAPAITI RECORDS, 2020)

Words: James Frostick

Soda Boyz, a slowcore trio hailing from New Zealand’s north island, are on the cusp of releasing their new LP Farewell Spit. The record revels in restraint and release, a beautiful balance between muted delicateness and roaring pandemonium. We’re privileged to provide a pre-release listen to the record ahead of its official arrival on Friday May 29.

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Premiere: DIE! DIE! DIE! – ‘CASUALTIES OF DECADES’

Words: James Frostick
Band image: Joseph Leary

New Zealand’s own Die! Die! Die! are back with a cacophonous new EP due out next month – one born out of a frenzied period of writing and recording with its most heralded line-up. ‘Casualties Of Decades’ is a bona fide ripper that beats and pummels its way into the upper echelons of Die! Die! Die!’s storied and voluminous discography.

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Premiere: CARB ON CARB – ‘IT’S BEEN A ROUGH YEAR’

New Zealand emotive-punk duo Carb on Carb return with a blistering new track, news of a forthcoming album and Australian tour announcement. ‘It’s Been a Rough Year’ is a supportive call to those in the midst of trying times – mentally and emotionally. It’s a track imbued with warmth and compassion from a pair of artists who have seen some dark times themselves, and know that better times exist on the other side of the bad.

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