Life is Hate: S/T EP

“Just when I thought I was out, they drag me back in…” I published half a dozen end-of-year lists at Six Noises in the last week, and that usually signals that my work here is well and truly done for the year. But then New Zealand-based noise punks Life is Hate went and uploaded their brand new self-titled EP to YouTube, and now I’ve been dragged right back into the fray, because I have to talk about it. Truthfully, I’m pretty stoked to... Read More

Six Noises EOY ’16: New Zealand Punk

I’m going to turn 46 years old in 2017. Yeah… me too. That’s old. Like, old old. I can’t even comprehend that number. Although it probably explains why I went ahead and placed a bunch of unruly punk albums into a nice and tidy order below. What a classic dick move. Anyway, here’s the thing. Some people hit their 40s (or even 30s) and suddenly all modern music sounds godawful to their ears. I’m not one of those people. I think... Read More

First Pass: #1

I’m a neurotic writer at the best of times, and I often end up tinkering with my writing for so long that I lose sight of what I originally wanted to say. I also sometimes avoid writing about albums I’ve really enjoyed because I don’t have time for an in-depth review. In order to combat both those issues, I’m enacting a First Pass series here at Six Noises. Expect short and entirely unedited commentaries on music that’s caught my... Read More