Q&A Scene: Andrew Wilson


Tell us about your new EP & tour?
‘What Did You Expect’ came about in a quite a impromptu way, which may sound strange as we have been a band for over 10 years but I’d like to think longevity doesn’t dictate a blue print for our releases. We wrote the majority of it in London over a couple of days and recorded it on a boat on the Thames with our good friend Rory Attwell who played bass and recorded the EP. He’s a really talented engineer and producer who has had his hand in so many interesting and inventive records coming out of the UK in the last few years. We’ll be touring the new EP and playing lots of old songs all over Australia starting on the 15th of Jan.

Which of your songs resonate most strongly and why?

DDD songs that seem to resonate most are fast, noisy, repetitive and loud. I suppose the reason being is when those things come together in the right way it’s exciting and fun.

Tell us a quick, on the road, anecdote.

I recently wrote this for the NZ Herald but not sure if it ever got printed, so here it is for you.  An experience on the road that will always stick out for me, and happens to also be the first music festival we ever went to, was The Gathering in Takaka for New Years, 10,000 fellow Gatherers found themselves in Canon Downs and what turned out to be a lot of mud, drugs and more mud. It didn’t stop raining for days, quite a few of the fellow gatherers became hypothermic and had to be bused out to the local Salvation army for hot soup and dry blankets. It was a disaster but kinda fun in a survivalist sort of way.

Where do you draw inspiration from?

People, places and things.

Which song do you wish you wrote?

The Smiths – how soon is now?

What’s next for you?

After this tour in Australia I can honestly say we all have no idea what die! die! die! will do next. We will spend a couple of days recording between New Zealand and Australian tours so will be interesting to see if we can create something to release or work on further in the future.

What’s your scene?

Considering we have played 1 show in New Zealand this year, I don’t feel the band is part of any scene really.

A wired and frenzied collection of wrought glares and sonic punches in the face is what you can expect from Die! Die! Die!‘s forthcoming EP ‘What Did You Expect.’ The latest offering from the Dunedin noise punk three-piece is set to drop this December on Bad Health with an early 2016 Australian tour in the works to back it up.

The EP serves as the follow up to Die! Die! Die!’s 2014 release, the band’s fifth full length studio album ‘S W I M,’ that was released nationally on Black Night Crash Records (now Bad Health.) The five tracks on ‘What did You Expect’ instinctively move between moments of urgency and despondency; where barbed chords haze over Michael Prain‘s bludgeoning drum rolls as front-man Andrew Wilson chokes his way through the barrage of frenetic fuzz. Not only does the EP see Die! Die! Die! further establish themselves as seasoned authorities on noise-rock but it also reiterates the band’s impressive ability to instil solid melodies over, under and within all the chaos.

Recorded and mixed by Rory Attwell (Yuck, Male Bonding, Palma Violets) at Lightship95 studios in East London and mastered by Dave Cooley at Elysian Masters in Los Angeles, the EP also features Attwell on bass duties and Miss June’s Annabel Liddell on backing vocals for the tracks ‘Dark Arrow’ and ‘(I Love how You) Listen To The Radio.’

‘What Did You Expect’ was released on Friday the 4th of December through Melbourne based independent record label Bad Health (formerly Black Night Crash Records).


Friday, 15th January 2016
Elsewhere Bar, Gold Coast QLD

Saturday, 16th January 2016
Crowbar, Brisbane QLD

Sunday, 17th January 2016
Great Northern, Byron Bay NSW

Thursday 21st January 2016
Rad Bar, Wollongong NSW

Friday, 22nd January 2016
Waywards, Newtown, Sydney NSW

Saturday 23rd January 2016
Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne VIC


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