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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 Offbeat, Alternative, and Experimental

Here are my favourite homegrown alternative and experimental releases from 2016.

Six Noises EOY ’16: New Zealand Punk

Six Noises EOY ’16: New Zealand Punk

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Six Noises EOY ’16: New Zealand Metal

Six Noises EOY ’16: New Zealand Metal

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FULL METAL PARENTING: IRON MAN

When I’m not writing about music, I co-write a column about being a parent called Full Metal Parenting. The latest column is up today.

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Six Noises EOY ’16: Outliers, Experimentalists, and Psychedelic Voyagers

Six Noises EOY ’16: Outliers, Experimentalists, and Psychedelic Voyagers

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Six Noises EOY ’16: Punk

Six Noises EOY ’16: Punk

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Six Noises EOY ’16: Metal

Six Noises EOY ’16: Metal

Six Noises EOY ’16: Introduction

Six Noises End Of Year Introduction 2016.

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

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