outsider-punk noise experimental rock two-piece from Aotearoa New Zealand


Useless Shoplifter

Here’s a wee vid film at the recent show in Napier by Vorn I believe – ta.

It’s a newish song called Useless Shoplifter that is about to be recorded for the new album.


Useless Shoplifter from mr sterile on Vimeo.

So long and thanks for all the Vietnamese Vina noodle dishes


imageWhat a splendid weekend!

Many thanks to all the fine folk in Sydney for the organising, attending and encouraging at the 3 shows we have just played.

The Record Crate, in Glebe, on Friday was grand…who knew the pub owner was an old boy from Palmy, the apple don’t fall far. Huge thanks to Pale Heads from Melbourne, Dead Farmers, and Yes, I’m Leaving for letting us jump on the bill.

imageSaturday was the Sydney Anarchist book fair after party, rocking away in the shop window at Jura Books. The photo to the right is a sculpture in the Addison Rd Community Centre, where the bookfair was held this year – a fantastic space reclaimed from a once-upon-a-time army barrack site.

imageAnd Sunday at Black Wire in Annandale – hard to believe it’s been 4 & 1/2 years since our last show there – great to see it still going and great to see the line up – Arafura, Twinrova and Ted Danson with Wolves

And food! Newtown with it’s vegan/vegetarian Vietnamese (Vina) and Thai (Green Palace) restaurants!!! so good!!

And we found a Catbus hitching a lift on a Totoro too, not bad for a weekend away.image

The ‘It’s all Over!’ Crowd funding fiesta

Screen Shot 2015-06-10 at 11.39.27 PMWe’re very happy to be promoting this wee project. On the cusp of heading to Australia tomorrow for three shows, honing the playing in preparation of recording in a couple of weeks, with the ultimate aim of releasing the new album maybe mid-Septemberish, we wish to announce the following companion project.

The new album ‘It’s All Over’ is shaping up to be quite exciting ladies, gents and every other valuable human. ‘It’s All Over’, is the working title of the next 11 songs to be captured to digital format, will be recorded again with Mike Gibson who recorded the last album Transit, and let loose into the world. These are tales of invisible histories, entities real and imaginary, victories real, successes dubious and realities and lives defined by the margins they exist in.

And we reach out to all you interested readers and listeners to help with our crowd funding efforts. We are self funding the recording to the best standard we can, the production of the physical product is what we’re asking help with. And we’re dishing out the rewards/gifts for those willing to participate, please jump to the Pozible site to explore in depth.

We have played with crowdfunding in the past, and it’s been a lot of work but also enormous fun. It seems to be a brilliant platform for connecting with others interested in supporting what we do. It’s an interesting thing, from a musicians perspective, to already have generated interest and commitment from interested listeners BEFORE an albums released, a hum is created and this generates further motivation and commitment to the project.

So we thank you in advance for the participation. And if you are not in a position to financially contribute, then no worries, these are tough times, the album will be available soon enough via bandcamp to stream, perhaps you can simple share across your online networks. We will be most appreciative.

With our utmost thanks in advance.

A Gland Down Under

Black wire gig 2015It’s been quite a while…..quite a while.

But we are very pleased to say, hooray, we’re going back to Sydney, very soon…this weekend!

We have 3 shows in Sydney.

Friday June 12 : Venue – The Record crate : Pale Heads (LP release party) , Yes I’m Leaving, Dead Farmers, (& us) $10, 8pm

Saturday June 13 : Venue –Sydney Anarchist Bookfair After Party 2015Jura Books : with A Commoner’s Revolt, Slyng Shot and Cap a Capo (& us). 142 Addison Road Marrickville

Sunday June 14 : Venue : Black Wire Records : with Ted Danson with Wolves, Twinrova, Arafura (& us). Starts 3pm, $10, All ages show, BYO …(Really looking forward to this….LOVE Ted Danson with Wolves)!!

Therefore, see you across the ditch! We’re predicting it’ll be a blast.

Raging against your machine



Mucus Medal sterile

June 5 2015Hitting the road on Friday for a wee flurry of shows before recording.

First up is Friday 5 June in the Palmerston North community art space Snails. We’re playing with Mucus Kids from Auckland, Gold Medal Famous from Welly, and local act Valerie. Starts 8, $10

The fun continues on the 6th in Napier with us, GMF & Mucus Kids and local A Twin Moon. We’re all playing together at the legendary Cabana, 11 Shakespeare Rd. Starting 8pm, $10/$15

Next up, some shows in Sydney…


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