Six Noises EOY ’16: Punk

Fuck ranking albums. Especially punk albums. A fucking pecking order is the absolute antithesis of what the music below stands for. But then, you kids like your lists, right? You love your countdowns, listicles, and … actually, you know what, as much I crave the sound of disorder and disobedience charging over the hill, I’m pretty sure I love a nicely ordered end-of-year list more than anyone. (I also love stuffy period dramas as much as... Read More

War//Plague & Bädr Vogu

I like to imagine I’m a cynical old grouch, but the truth is I still get ridiculously over-excited about upcoming albums. Sadly, most of the time that heightened anticipation is rewarded with an album best described as a damp fucking squib. But, on rarer occasions, all of that anticipation pays off with an album that exceeds my hopes and expectations. You’ll know those kind of albums, because they’re the ones that arrive with an intense visceral... Read More

Six Noises’ 2015 Extravaganza: Punk Part 1

Welcome to the fifth post of Six Noises’ 2015 end-of-year shenanigans, where I’m letting fly with a bunch of lists cataloguing first-rate metal, punk, experimental rock, and a bunch of 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. The post below is the first of a two-parter highlighting my favourite punk rock releases from 2015. Most of the releases reside on... Read More