Die! Die! Die! Profile

Gary Steel
16 Jul 2013

Their music is a bit like their name, if you imagine screaming it out in short staccato bursts, like gunfire – Blam! Blam! Blam! – but clean, accurate, full of fire, like a raging homicidal machine.

In 2003, this Dunedin trio picked up on a very specific thread of NZ alt-rock: bands like The Gordons/Bailter Space, HDU and Straitjacket Fits, dried and salted those ingredients, boiling them down to a taut, minimalist attack perfectly suited to just guitar, bass and high-pitched barking vocals.

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Die! Die! Die!, March 16, 2009
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Flying Nun


Capital Recordings


Too Pure


Golden Antenna Recordings

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Members:

Andrew Wilson - vocals, guitar

Michael Logie - bass

Michael Prain - drums

Henry Oliver - bass

Kane Goulter - bass

Lachlan Anderson - bass

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Trivia:

The trio has had ongoing problems holding on to bassists. Original bassist Kane Goulter left after the first two tours, and Henry Oliver was with the band for two EPs and their first album, leaving in 2006. Lachlan Anderson was in the fray from 2006 to 2011, contributing to three albums. Michael Logie – formerly of the Mint Chicks, and also of F In Math and Opossom – joined as bassist for their 2012 tour. And stayed on. But to complicate the story, Rory Attwell filled in on bass during the group’s 2012 European tour, because Michael was too busy.

The group has broken up several times. The first time was after their first two tours, when they broke up for six months. Then after part-recording their last album Harmony, “the band was sick of each other and ended,” Andrew told AudioCulture. “I finished Harmony on my own and there was no DDD for nine months. I didn’t know if I could be bothered releasing an album with no band. Then (new manager) Manu Taylor put the pieces back together.”