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Watching Die! Die! Die! live is a bit like drinking ten shots of tequila in a row. It vaguely hurts while you're doing it but ultimately leaves you feeling like superman. They play loud and fast and have a tendency to damage drum kits in the process...
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Watching Die! Die! Die! live is a bit like drinking ten shots of tequila in a row. It vaguely hurts while you’re doing it but ultimately leaves you feeling like superman. They play loud and fast and have a tendency to damage drum kits in the process. Their lyrics are quirky and hilarious and underneath it all are melodies which stick in your head for hours.
Their new self-titled album is about to come out and so, in support, they have been touring the UK, Australia and New Zealand—probably frightening all in their wake with the level of carnage that seems to take place at their shows.
VICE: What is the most horrible response you’ve ever had at a show?
Andrew: We never really get horrible responses.
That’s a horrible answer.
Henry: We had this guy called Machine Of God at this show in Sydney, and we thought that he was being horrible, but he was actually rocking out. He was giving us the finger and yelling “Fuck you! Fuck you! Fuck you in the arse!” But then after the show he told us that he really liked it.
What’s the scariest thing that has ever happened to you?
Andrew: Taking magic mushrooms in Camden and going on the tube—that was the epitome of horror to me. When I got on those escalators I was sure I was going down to hell.
What’s the worst thing about your home-town Dunedin?
Andrew: Well, if you wear a pink jacket you’re definitely going to get called a fag. Or an Aucklander.
What’s your favourite horror film?
Andrew: The Exorcist for me —it plays on lots of things in my head.
Mikey: Rosemary’s Baby, number one
Die! Die! Die!’s new self titled album is out now in New Zealand and Australia through Capital Recordings.