New Zealand’s finest exponents of thrash noise pop, Die! Die! Die! Are set to launch their new album right in the heart of Tone Deaf territory at Ding Dong Lounge this Saturday 2nd April. After playing almost everywhere and anywhere in New Zealand and Australia, and releasing a handful of ear melting 7inches and EP’s, Die! Die! Die! travelled to Chicago to record their self-titled debut album (2005), with Steve Albini. Recorded in three quick days, it was an approach that captured the essence of the band live. Raw, pure and minimal.
From here, the band embarked on an intense international touring schedule, that has seen them play around the world in all manner of venues from house parties to parks to clubs and festivals.
Their second album Promises, Promises (2007) was released to world-wide critical acclaim (including 8/10 reviews in The Guardian and NME), Promises, Promises, saw the band back on the road until last year, where they headed to Dunedin to write album number three, FORM. Aptly the band also found themselves signed to Flying Nun Records.
Masterfully produced and recorded by Nick Roughan (The Skeptics), FORM is Die! Die! Die! like you have never heard. Is it noise pop? Post punk? Shoe gaze? Noise/ post/ gaze/pop? We’re not sure but we know what makes a Tone Deaf party rock and joining them for the night will be Adelaide’s Lady Strangelove, The Priory Dolls, I A Man and Damn Terran for what will be the biggest Tone Deaf party we’ve ever thrown! Throw in Ding Dong’s $10 jugs of beer before 10 and the Tone Deaf DJ crew busting out indie, rock and garage anthems until the wee hours and this is going to be one party you CAN’T miss. Get your pre-sale tickets from www.dingdonglounge.oztix.com.au or risk it on the door.