non-fiction rock from Aotearoa New Zealand

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mr sterile Assembly is a noisy bass and drum duo from Aotearoa New Zealand.

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.

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


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NZ Musician “…literate, rich and engaging…”
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



mrsterileassembly (AT) gmail(DOT)com

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sterile 2016 Tech Spec