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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | INDIE

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2013
Band Alternative Post-punk


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The best kept secret in music


"Cool Runnings get their priorities straight"

Cool Runnings couldn’t give a shit about people in nice clothes. At least that’s according to their new track “Blister”. It seems the Auckland four piece - Clay, Roy, Joe and Rory – care more about buzzy punk and cones in the clubhouse (that’s not a tampon floating over their heads in the photo above).

Having released a split with The Admiral on 1:12 records, the band are set to release an EP I Hate it Here on Bandcamp and a new 7” in time for a September US tour that will include an appearance at Goner Fest in Memphis and according to main vocalist Rory Treadaway, “taking a week to get fucked up in the desert between LA shows”. Fun times. - Vice

"Bands of gonerfest"

Next up in our series of The Bands Of Gonerfest is Cool Runnings. A little background from Goner Records….Cool Runnings (Auckland, New Zealand)
Frantic Kiwi punks set to ignite Gonerfest’s Saturday Afternoon Blowout!
Built from the weakest links of every seminal Auckland band of the
last 10 years, Cool Runnings are four dudes just trying to get by.
Fuzzed up and stupid hits from the bong.”
COOL RUNNINGS features members of Diamonds and Dirt, Heidi Pasadena, Raw Nerves and Perfect Hair Forever.

Appearing: Saturday Afternoon for full schedule…
Gonerfest Eleven, Schedule, SEpt 25-28

from my point of view, these dudes rock! A whole lot on the punk side, all kinds of fun going on, Cool Runnings play it loud and fast and HARD, they sound like they are a Goner Band, so I suppose it makes a whole lot of sense that they are playing at Gonerfest. No better way to start your weekend than by listening to Cool Runnings , great stuff…

Hi our name is….

Cool Runnings

People say we sound like…..

80s skating videos

We are..

Joe, Roy, Clay and Rory

We are originally from…..

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND. We still are too

Who are some that have an influence on your sound??

The Germs, 3Ds, Sabbath, Bob Marley, Blink 182, meat pies and coca cola

The first time we met was…..

It’s pretty foggy

We knew we were going to be a Band…

When we played our first show. It was sick, we killed it.

Books we recommend …

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown.

The Dictionary is pretty classic too.

Our craziest gig ever was….

We just played a surf magazine party in the weekend at this seaside town about three hours outta Auckland that got pretty messy.

What are you most looking forward to during Gonerfest?

Ribs. Beers. Smoking up our motel. Too many sick bands to mention.

If you could pick any time to travel back to for music, where would you go and what year would it be….


Growing up ,at home we listened to…..

Patsy Cline, Springsteen, Elvis (heyooooo), Boys II Men, my mum

What tunes are on heavy rotation for you…

Heavy Times – Might Not

Also chilling to heaps of Natural Child and the Bats.

If you could open for any Band right now who would that be and why?

Miley Cyrus. She’s from Tennessee right? Her rider would be off the chain.

When you are touring and have some time off , where could we find you..,.,

Face down in a swimming pool in the desert.

The one thing we want you to remember while your listening to us

It’s okay – it’ll be over soon.

Have a nice day icon smile The Bands Of Gonerfest Eleven, Meet Cool Runnings
listen to some music and while you at it…buy it - 50thirdand3rd

"Cool Runnings higher learning"

COOL RUNNINGS is the newest bringer of scuzz from down under in Auckland City, New Zealand. This four piece band features members of the Raw Nerves, Diamonds and Dirt, Perfect Hair Forever and Heidi Pasadena. They recorded the EP in their guitarists bedroom in about two hours.

In the next couple of months the band plans to record a longer EP and spend a little extra time on it. Nice! As for these songs, they will probably end up on a split cassette tape, but we’ll see what happens! These tracks are far from polished, boasting jagged guitars buried in fuzz for a head-splitting sound, falling somewhere between punk and grunge. They’re plagued by breakneck speeds and stomping percussion, resulting in an EP that is just over four minutes long that’s downright nasty. “Blow Up Your Mind” unfolds easily with a warbled hook before we’re blitzed by an angry rush of guitar grit. They continue to shove this shredded fuzz down our throats, comprised of crumby and anthemic vocals, evidenced by the aggressive chanting in “Cool Death.” “Greened Out” closes out this party in just over a minute’s time, built with more careening vocal chants and noisy, blown-out guitar racket. Needless to say, we’re already waiting to hear more from these stoned New Zealand punks. Bring it on! - Styrofoam drone


Still working on that hot first release.


Feeling a bit camera shy