Die! Die! Die!

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Die! Die! Die!
Origin New Zealand
Genres Punk rock, post-punk revival, noise pop
Years active 2003–present
Labels OK!Relax
Etch N Sketch
Capital Recordings
SAF Records
Inertia Distribution
RedEye Distribution
Flying Nun Records
Website www.diediedie.co.nz
Members Andrew Wilson
Michael Prain
Rory Attwell
Past members Michael Logie
Henry Oliver
Kane Goulter
Lachlan Anderson

Die! Die! Die! is a New Zealand noise pop/punk/post-punk band from Dunedin, formed in late 2003 and initially signed to Capital Recordings.

Their self-titled album Die! Die! Die! was released in 2005 in New Zealand, with an international release soon after. It was recorded in Chicago's Electrical Audio by Steve Albini. 2006 saw the release of the four-track EP Locust Weeks. This EP was included in the British release of the album, released by Pet Piranha Records.

The band's second album, Promises, Promises was released in New Zealand in October 2007, and worldwide shortly after. Produced by Straitjacket Fits' Shayne Carter, the album saw the band move away from the more hardcore tendencies of their first record towards a more bass- and drum-heavy sound, helped in part by new bassist Lachlan Anderson.

After touring relentlessly for almost three years worldwide, the band completed their third album Form in August 2009, which was released on Flying Nun Records in July 2010. Form debuted at number 1 on the independent charts and number 19 on the National Album charts. Produced by Nick Roughan of Skeptics, the album garnered critical acclaim (including Roughan and the band winning Producer in the 2011 New Zealand Music Awards and a nomination the same year for Best Alternative Album. The album saw the band move further towards the sound they began on Promises, Promises. The band's fourth album, Harmony, recorded in late 2010, was released in August 2012. It was also shortlisted for the 2011 Taite Music Prize.[1]

All the band's releases prior to Form are available on American Label SAF Records.

Die! Die! Die! have toured with Franz Ferdinand, Slint, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Wolfmother and The Blood Brothers, and have played several major festivals around the world including spots at SXSW and Incubate.


Date of Release Title Label Country Cat. Number
2006 Die! Die! Die! Capital Recordings, Pet Piranha Records, SAF Records New Zealand, Australia, UK, United States CREC1034
2008 Promises, Promises Tardus Music, SAF Records New Zealand, United States SAF20
2010 Form Flying Nun Records, Golden Antenna Records New Zealand, Australia, Europe FNCD504
2012 Harmony Records Etcetera, Golden Antenna Records New Zealand, Europe REC012
2014 S W I M Black Night Crash Records, Sounds Of Subterrania New Zealand, Australia, Europe
2005 Die! Die! Die! Unstable Ape Records New Zealand, Australia UAR 041
2006 Locust Weeks Tardus Music New Zealand, Australia TAR 010
2007 7" Split with High Dependency Unit Independent Release New Zealand HDUDDD
2007 At the Echo - April 8th, 2007 Kufala Recordings United States KUF0187
2015 What Did You Expect Bad Health New Zealand, Australia, Europe


  1. ^ "Taite Music Prize 2011". IMNZ. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 

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