Dunedin punk rockers Die! Die! Die! have announced to release their fourth studio album next month and heading on a nationwide tour.
Formed in 2003 the band set out with a hard working DIY ethos that continues even now.
Inspired by bands like HDU, Bailterspace and the Dead C, Die! Die! Die! have earned a reputation for high energy live performance and relentless worldwide touring between albums.
2005 saw the band record their debut self titled album in Chicago under the tutelage of Steve Albini, who brought intensity to their raw, minimal sound with his experience in bands Big Black, Rapeman, Shellac, as well as producing such iconic albums as Nirvana's In Utero.
A dilapidated barn in New York was the scene for the second album. Enlisting the help of their long time friend and mentor Shayne P. Carter (Bored Games, Doublehappys, Straitjacket Fits, Dimmer), Die! Die! Die! released Promises, Promises to critical acclaim (including 8/10 reviews in The Guardian and NME) in 2007.
FORM, released in 2010 saw Die! Die! Die! as one of the first new artists contacted to the reformed record label Flying Nun. The album was produced by label mate Nick Roughan (Skeptics), who encapsulated their live sound even further, strengthening the unyielding, sometimes reckless and menacing sound, combining it with the bursting melodies the band are known for.
Harmony brings together the raw energy and emotion from their live shows, encapsulating the savant pop elements within their DIY punk philosophy.
Produced by Chris Townend (Portishead, D12, Violent Femmes), and bringing back Shayne P. Carter on vocals, Harmony is set to be released on July 6.
July 12 - Hamilton - Static
July 13 - Auckland - Winchester
July14 - Tauranga - "Die Die Die Booze Cruise on the Luvboat
July 25 - Dunedin - Crown Hotel
July 27 - Port Charmers - Chicks Hotel
July 28 - Christchurch - Dux Live
August 3 - Wellington - Bodega
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