H U M A N +
Album Released November 2021
Following on from their debut album ‘SILENCE’ (2019) OLDER now build on their unique place in the New Zealand music scene with their second album, ‘HUMAN+’, released 1 November 2021. This is a hard-edged, up-front album drawing on multiple genres resulting in a unique sound.
The songs on ‘HUMAN+’ are grounded in the notion of freedom - a theme at the heart of most of OLDER's writing - in particular individual freedom from the current environment of smothering collectivism.
"I have long admired the song writing and sound that Older create, it’s got a raw energetic vibe combined with wonderfully constructed words that don't pull any punches." .... "Talkback, Coffee and Maybe deliver a dynamic and catchy sound mixed with sublimely creative musical storytelling" ... "HUMAN+ is a wonderfully creative album offering a different perspective on the world we currently live in. It is well crafted and captured my interest from the very beginning. Older are possibly my favourite Kiwi Post Punk band, and they have managed to combine multiple genres on this album which is fresh and interesting whilst still delivering a nostalgic sound."
Corinne Rutherford, Muzic.net.nz November 2021 - Read full review
S I L E N C E
Album Released May 2019
'SILENCE', OLDER's debut album, was 5 years in the making & brought together a multitude of styles with inspiration drawn from music spanning decades. 15 glorious songs were packaged up into an event that grabs your attention from the opening to the closing bars. The album has a retro New-Wave/ Post-Punk vibe but you can judge the end result for yourself!
The album is whatever it wants to be, whatever you make of it: spiky, frivolous, raw, sarcastic, honest or simply observational poetry dished up with beautiful harmonies, catchy melodies, cheeky guitars & keyboards, agressive drumming and growling bass. Oh that growling, biting, Rickenbacker bass ...
"This duo has ethos which fits in perfectly with their anarchist punk sounding lyrics “they reject most mainstream ideology” and have in the past been described as “social commentators”. Oh boy do they have a solid punk rock sound to back up those no bull lyrics. There is an obvious classic UK punk influence invading their music lending to the energetic, bold and full bodied sound. Resisting all things wrong with modern life never sounded so good."
Corinne Rutherford, Muzic.net.nz June 2019 - Read full review