Wellington power duo Mr. Sterile Assembly have given us the immense pleasure of bringing a new release for us to enjoy just before the year finishes. Following up on their amazing Transit – undoubtedly one of the best homegrown releases of 2011 – Its All Over delivers the same levels of musical energy and lyrical depth. Reminiscing bands like Shellac and Mr. Bungle, Mr. Sterile have been rocking the alternative Wellington scene since their 1st album Pregnant Boy was released in 2001.
The release was held at Moon in Newtown, and I had the honor to be DJing with my colleague Kedron among the very appropriate line-up including the Sendam Rawkustra – who performed the best Riders of the Storm cover I ever imagined and heard, as well as their emblematic ‘Bipolar Anthem‘. Then came Synth-pop-weird trio Gold Medal Famous who rocked the small audience to pieces and warmed up the audience for Mr. Sterile who, as always, delivered a very tight and loud performance. Antlergram rounded up the night with an improvised set of eclectic disco-funk rock, sweet on the bass and loose on the guitar.
This was their last gig of the year, but keep your eyes peeled for future underground, charitable, and extraordinary events – Mr. Sterile will be there! 🙂
We’re hoping to have a copy of Its All Over in our shelves as soon as possible! Meanwhile, you can listen to it here.
Poster used with permission.