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

Vomit Storm: Mudge Or Be Mudged! LP Release

You’re in for an utterly ill-mannered and throughly brain-battering treat if you pick up Mudge Or Be Mudged! The wonderfully ugly and raw debut album from Wellington, New Zealand metal punks Vomit Storm was originally released back in 2014, and the long-overdue physical release of Mudge Or Be Mudged! is finally upon us. Below are a couple of paragraphs I wrote about the album many moons ago. But they’re as relevant today as they... Read More