Spiteful Urinator: Absurdities And Death Rites

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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.

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

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

Hollywoodfun Downstairs: Tetris

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No other band in New Zealand is making music like HFD, and their storming new album, Tetris, shifts the goalposts even further in that regard.

Over-Population, Tyrannosaurus Wreck & Blazing Shade

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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.

Life is Hate: S/T EP

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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.

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

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

Rotten UK: That Is Not Dead

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That is not Dead is a full-throttle reminder that intoxicating and exhilarating punk rock remains primed for changing lives.

First Pass: #1

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First Pass #1: short and unedited reviews of music that’s caught my ear. If typos upset you, it’s best you look away now.

Vomit Storm: Mudge Or Be Mudged! LP Release

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You’re in for an utterly ill-mannered and throughly brain-battering treat if you pick up Mudge Or Be Mudged!

Parents: Great Reward

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If you’re seeking preeminent hardcore that’s twisted at the roots and wholly volatile, I’d wholeheartedly recommend you grab a copy of Great Reward, forthwith.