Spiteful Urinator: Absurdities And Death Rites

I don’t think it’s going to shatter anyone’s illusions to point out that the music business is a hackneyed ol’ magic show full of tired misdirection and even more tired tricks. Of course, the majority of bands still seem happy to play along and embrace the gods of hollow hype. But then there are those bands that make their utter contempt of the music biz abundantly clear: New Zealand punk band Spiteful Urinator are one of those rare groups.... 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

Six Noises’ 2015 Extravaganza: New Zealand Noise

Welcome to the seventh post of Six Noises’ 2015 end-of-year shenanigans. I’ve been letting fly with lists cataloguing first-rate metal, punk, experimental rock, and now (in this last post) riotous New Zealand albums. None of the posts are ranked, because all I really want to do is recommend a whole heap of great music. Cheers for stopping by my list of favourite noisy New Zealand albums from 2015. Admittedly, if you’re an NZ music buff, you... Read More