Zero Fucking Style
|Country of origin||New Zealand|
|Location||Wellington, Slime City|
|Official website||Zero Style Bandcamp|
About:Interview March 13, 2016
Wellington's busiest DIY tape label Zero Style has spun out 25 releases since 2012. The brainchild of John Dimery, the label specialises in underground punk/ garage rock and the odd slice of sludge metal; all lovingly packaged as limited edition cassettes but also available as downloads from Bandcamp. Juggling this project with playing in a number of bands, screen printing and a venture into crafting grotesque toys we asked JD what his plans were for the immediate future.
Over the last decade I’ve made a lot of awesomely talented friends who make good fuckin’ music, and art! Don’t get me started. Let’s just say they’re all highly influential and I’m lucky to be surrounded by such a calibre of humans. So there is no shortage of material to be released - Zero Style won’t be retiring just yet.
Coming up I’ve got WIZZ KIDS and Unsanitary Napkin both releasing tapes at the Newtown Bowling Club on April 9th, two releases I’m super stoked on. After that, a Bazooka tape, a Rogernomix Discography tape for their Southeast Asian tour, as well as being a part of a collective of labels releasing a 12” compilation of NZ/AUS/S.E.A. bands later this year.
Art-wise; I’ve been screen-printing with Vanya at SLIME CITY (we just made some collectable A2 posters for the MUMMIES!) where I’ve also been making heaps of resin toys and pins for my new project BAD TASTE TOYS. Which I’ll keep up with, when I have time. I love it so much, it’s such a cool process. Being a complete nerd and perpetual child, I’ve fallen hard for toy-making. My brain is kind of on overdrive at the moment, I’ll go with it ‘til I burn out I guess. It’s imminent, innit..
At the screen-printing/toy-making studio we have in BERHAMPORE I also run GHETTO THEATRE with some good friends Hannah and Rupert of UNSANITARY NAPKIN. We screen our favourite movies weekly while we bathe in glorious amounts of chemically affected popped corn.
In regards to music, I’ve kind of over-committed myself, kinda struggling with time, having just become a building/joinery contractor (the money is good and I need it to look after myself and my little family as well as buy materials for all this shit) so RAW PANIC, DOWNER BUZZ and a new project potentially called MUSCLE MEN (nudge nudge, Ben) are all on a bit of a go-slow. I mean, I make it to practises and shows most of the time. We live in a busy city, everyone’s got a lot going on. Spread myself a bit thin, I have. Fuck it.. I’ll probably be gone in a year ‘coz I’m buying Charlie’s motorbike. Catch you up!
ZS#25 Wiped Out
ZS#24 Raw Panic
ZS#22 Meth Drinker
ZS#18 Johnny and the Felchers
ZS#15 The Dilfs
ZS#14 Johnny and the Felchers
ZS#13 The Hag
ZS#12 The Johos
ZS#9 Meth Drinker/ Open Tomb
- Zero Style #29 Unsanitary Napkin: Patriotic Grooves, November 14 2016, Vinyl
- Zero Style #28 Rogernomix: Rogernomix, May 1 2016, tape, compilation
- Zero Style #27 Unsanitary Napkin: Unsanitary Napkin, tape/ DL
- Zero Style #26 Wizz Kids: Humiliations, April 2016, tape, DL
- Zero Style #25 Wiped Out: A Tribute to the Wipers from Aotearoa and Beyond, tape edition of 100/ DL
- Zero Style #24 Raw Panic: Raw Panic, September 17 2015, tape edition of 50/ DL
- Zero Style #23 Slimy Member, tape edition of 50
- Zero Style #22 [[Meth Drinker: Meth Drinker, 2015, tape edition of 65
- Zero Style #21 Rattface: Motor Psycho, May 6 2015, tape edition of 50/ DL
- Zero Style #20 Tentacles of Destruction: Tentacles of Destruction, April 10 2015, tape edition of 50/ DL
- Zero Style #19 Messed Up Mix Tape, October 2014, tape
- Zero Style #18 Johnny and the Felchers: The Worst Of, October 2014, tape
- Zero Style #17 Masses, October 2014, tape
- Zero Style #16 Influence: Negative, December 27 2014, tape/ DL
- Zero Style #15 The Dilfs: The Dilfs, May 6 2014, tape edition of 50/ DL
- Zero Style #14 Johnny and the Felchers: The Last Straw, December 26 2014, tape/ DL
- Zero Style #13 The Hag: The Hag, September 13 2013, tape/ DL
- Zero Style #12 The Johos: Knock, Knock It's..., September 19 2013, tape edition of 40/ DL
- Zero Style #11 Methadonnas: Fuck Yeah, August 22 2013, tape edition of 35/ DL
- Zero Style #10 Wizz Kids/ Spiteful Urinator, September 5 2013, tape edition of 50/ DL
- Zero Style #9 Open Tomb/ Meth Drinker split, April 22 2013, tape edition of 66, joint release with Always Never Fun Records
- Zero Style #8 Aborted Christians: Sustained By Evil, Possessed in Hell, April 8 2013, tape edition of 20/ DL
- Zero Style #7 Numbskull: Powderslave, April 5 2013, 7" edition of 100
- Zero Style #6 Influence: Influence, January 30 2013, tape edition of 33/ DL
- Zero Style #5 Johnny and the Felchers: Felchers Only, December 8 2012, tape/ DL
- Zero Style #4 Open Tomb: Slower Than Thou, released October 12 2012
- Zero Style #3 Numbskull: Powderslave, tape, 2012
- Zero Style #2 Johnny and the Felchers: Johnny and the Felchers, released August 25 2012, tape/ DL, edition of 25
- Zero Style #1 Cemetery: Demo, August 19 2012, tape/ DL, edition of 33