Outré Monde #2: Kromosom & Narrow Lands


Music writer Erik Highter and I get our Outré Monde groove back on and discuss two Australian bands making an ear-splitting racket: noise punks Kromosom and noise rockers Narrow Lands.

Spiteful Urinator: Absurdities And Death Rites


Spiteful Urinator are masters at making vile noise. And if you’re looking for music that sounds and feels like it actively hates you, Absurdities and Death Rites is the perfect place to start.

Distro-y Records: A Half-Dozen Ragers


Six of the best releases from Irish hardcore and crust label Distro-y Records.

Knee Splitter, Abschäumer, Poverty & Spit, Wizz Kids, The Cavemen, Markdown and Blame Thrower


Here are five more recent New Zealand punk releases that you don’t want to miss out on.

Over-Population, Tyrannosaurus Wreck & Blazing Shade


One month into 2017, and I already have 11 New Zealand music releases to write about. No rest for the wicked, eh. Here’s the first three.

Sick Old Man: Tribunus Plebis

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Sick Old Man make a corrosive, whirlwind racket –– and Tribunus Plebis flies by at warp-speed.

Life is Hate: S/T EP


If the blown-out, vitriolic works of bands like Infernöh, Krömosom or Kriegshög appeal, then Life is Hate’s whirlwind tracks will likely tick the boxes for you too.

Six Noises EOY ’16: New Zealand Punk

Six Noises EOY ’16: New Zealand Punk

Six Noises EOY ’16: Punk


Six Noises EOY ’16: Punk

Crusty Culprits: #3, #4, #5, #6

Did I mention I write a semi-regular punk rock column over on Canadian noisy music website Hellbound?