Blackened punk duo Tuscoma demand and deserve your attention.
Here's some more horrible noise that's been warming my rotten little heart. Punk, metal, noise... and a plea from your ol' pal Six Noises.
See within for the latest mind-smashing releases from Pissblood and Utzalu. Plus, more raving about the filthy/feral label Vrasubatlat.
Ian Glasper’s latest book is the most comprehensive account of UK thrash ever published.
Like any genre of popular music, grunge’s superstars only ever represented the tip of the iceberg. Truth is, some of the best grunge bands never managed to claw their way out of the underground.
Bridge Burner use nihilistic noise to deliver crucial catharsis. Think of it all as sadistic enlightenment.
Here's another batch of bands that have been ruining my hearing of late. Including punk, post-punk, and crossover noise from New Zealand and beyond.
No matter how fucked up and ugly things get, Mothers Dearest’s brilliance always shines through.
Listening to Hum Sufferer's debut is like slowly sinking into a vast black ocean of sound.
It's time to crack open the cosmic egg...
Here's more fantastic ear-drilling noise that's been ruining my hearing of late. Punk, metal, and industrial sounds from New Zealand and beyond.
Backyard Burial delivered musical salvos with contempt for unthinking acquiescence at the forefront of their sound. The band's 2002 album, Repeat Offender, exemplifies that assaultive approach.
Punk label Always Never Fun is actually always loads of fun. The brand new 7" from Rogernomix is proof of that. But there are plenty of other reasons too.
Here are two new split releases from four of New Zealand's sickest punk bands.
Here are a few rowdy live sets from Full Noise 2018. Featuring the scum de la scum of NZ punk.
I love music that grows ever more corrosive with every passing second, and if you also like caustic tunes the red-raw primitivism of Dry Insides might tickle your receptors too.
Two great full-length debuts from dark droners Clawing and one-man metalpunk band Hammr.
More unpredictable magic from Our Love Will Destroy the World.
Japanese Raw Punk 101
Ear-drilling Fun #2. Here's some nasty punk that's been fuelling my engine.
New Zealand's Campbell Kneale creates entirely new worlds via drone and noise. Here are three of my favourite spheres.
Welcome to Ear-drilling Fun. A new column where I share the nastiest punk that's been fuelling my engine.
Here's what's what for Six Noises in 2018.
New Zealand grindcore trio Zone Killer deliver crushing gutter metal with relentless energy.
Happy New Year! Here's some ear-splitting noise from Stress Ghetto to kick 2018 into gear.