Die! Die! Die! hold a very special place in my heart. They’re a punk band that manage to separate themselves from the usual foller by integrating more unusual elements into their songs than could be thought possible. That’s certainly clear on their new track ‘Crystal’. The song starts slow and brooding, which isn’t all too strange for Die! Die! Die!.
But then the signature grind comes in, that state-of-the art wrestling of the instruments that sets Die! Die! Die! apart. On ‘Crystal’, they get more and more frenzied, until it makes your average off-ya-face gurner look like a mild mannered straight A student.
Die! Die! Die! are playing the Captain Cook Hotel for free next Thursday, March 20. I can tell you from experience, they are not to be missed.