Friday the 13 Rock Gig
die! die! die!
They are a three-piece Auckland based band, originally from Dunedin. New Zealand’s real groove magazine describes them as 'the most danceable car crash you're ever likely to come across'. They have just completed a tour of Australia (where they have received a lot of attention) and in September are heading to the States to record an album with legendary producer Steve Albini, after which they are doing shows in Chicago and New York before heading to Europe to tour. They sound like a disjointed shellac or big black with a heavy early Flying Nun influence. They have played beside Wire (US), Franz Ferdinand (US), love like... electrocution (AUS), Off Minor (US), and Bird Blobs (AUS), This Night Creeps (NZ) & The Mint Chicks (NZ). www.diediedie.net
The Coolies are a three piece all girl band based in Auckland and have released an EP on their own label, and toured New Zealand and Australia extensively. They have shared the stage with several overseas bands and local acts including Rancid (US), The Mint Chicks (NZ), This Night Creeps (NZ), love like... electrocution (AUS), die die die (NZ). They have plans to tour the States and Europe later this year and to release a split 7".