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Girls Pissing on Girls Pissing/Looks Like Miaou – Split (via Tendresse Records)

GPOGPLLMA trans-hemisphere exercise in discomfort and unnerving soundscapes, New Zealand post-art-rock quartet Girls Pissing on Girls Pissing unite with Belgium duo Looks Like Miaou to present a six track split vinyl, to be released February 20th 2015 through Tendressse Records (Belgium).

Combining synth, guitars, vocal tromp and programmed drums, Looks Like Miaou dabble in sounds that mutually the duo both enjoy – cold, damaged and reeking of malaise. Having released two previous albums on Bon Voyage (Australia) and Tendresse, the split is an introduction to their dissonant sound to New Zealand audiences.

Girls Pissing on Girls Pissing however should be no stranger to New Zealand audiences; the bastard children of The Birthday Party (a comparison that we are sure they are shortly beginning to loathe), their previous works Tangiwai and Eeling (the latter released through MUZAI Records) have been met with cult acclaim – bucking convention and releasing both albums as art books (nee: zines).

Girls Pissing on Girls Pissing and Looks Like Miaou’s split should not be a cautious listen. It should be revered in it’s beautifully grotesque glory.
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So we’re finally allowed to hold DIANA ROZZ’s hand in public….

After much hand holding, discussing what we both wanted from a relationship and a third party entering the love triangle behind closed doors, we’re both happy to come out in public and announce to the world, in true Facebook fashion…

“MUZAI Records and Diana Rozz are now in a relationship”

The Wellington trio (Gemma, Emily and Hannah to their friends), have been courted since late last year and despite a few obstacles, will now be releasing their debut EP, Numbskull, through MUZAI Records and Rhythmmethod from April 25th 2011. On top of this, the band will have their launch party at Auckland’s Whammy Bar on April 30th as part of Cheese On Toast’s monthly “Cossie Club.”

Having slugged it through the NZ music scene for over 6 years together, the girls in Diana Rozz have finally amalgamated into the heavy breathing, face smooshing “post-Dunedin, neo-lesbian” band they always dreamed they could be.

They may seem a little loose, but these ladies are serious about meaty music. It may be some sort of rebellion against their former pop band, but as soon as they got the chance they turned their amps up WAY loud, and freaked out on their instruments – creating some kind of monster music that sounded somewhat like heavy experimentalgazepop.

Diana Rozz have played with the likes of Deerhoof, with Die! Die! Die! & Thought Creature on a boat, with Dan Deacon in a lounge, at Campus a Low Hum, had a tour of the South Island, played at Ladyfest in Wellington, partied with So So Modern for their album release and also done a crap load of other gigs with other freakin’ awesome local bands.

They  recorded their EP with music whizz Jeremy Coubrough (member of Orchestra of Spheres, Marineville, Bright Colours etc) recorded their EP in the depths of Newtown, and mix master James Goldsmith (who has mixed and/or mastered the likes of Die! Die! Die!, Grayson Gilmour, Tommy Ill etc) put the final touches on it.