non-fiction rock from Aotearoa New Zealand

Press kit

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File under: Non-Fiction Rock; Genre-fluid

mr sterile Assembly is currently a noisy bass and drum duo from Aotearoa New Zealand, deep in the South Pacific.

Part punk, part noise, math rock, free-form squall; they are not easy to box, and are quite happy about that.

Known as much for their word smithing as for their fierce delivery – they have been described as “oppressive and delightful both at the same time.” Organ Magazine, UK.

The duo are also known for their tours, taking uncompromising music to venues dotted around the planet.

Take a listen on Bandcamp to “A jolt of pure creative spirit married to social commentary, and damn good fun!”  NZ Musician.

“Catch them if you can. There’s nothing else like it.” Nick Bollinger


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NZ Musician “…literate, rich and engaging…”
a sound notion “This is remarkable music that works with its own internal logic, demanding listener attention, but the rewards are substantial. Probably Wellington’s best kept secret.”
Southland Times Invercargill “Clever enough to engage, even from the outside. “
Seagull Chainsaw (AUS) “There’s really nothing like it you know, if i really wanted to try to explain it i’d say its funky post-punk with the wackiness of Mr.Bungle, the  polarising pop feel of Devo but with the the dark political abstract of Rudimentary Peni.”
Sea of Tranquility (USA) “After reviewing music on Sea of Tranquility for more than 10 years…[Transit]… ranks up there with the oddest releases I’ve been asked to cover” (NZ)“…one of the most singular and unusual acts in New Zealand”
The Organ (UK) “…oppressive and delightful both at the same time…”
Under The Radar (NZ)Interview with mr sterile
RadioNZ (NZ) “There’s nothing else like it.” Nick Bollinger



mrsterileassembly (AT) gmail(DOT)com

Performance information(click)

sterile 2016 Tech Spec