Awesome Feeling 5: Teen Hygiene “Self Diagnosin'”

It doesn’t get bleaker or more hilarious than Wellington/Auckland band Teen Hygiene’s “Self Diagnosin'”, an allegedly autobiographical tale of cyberchondria (the song’s opening lines are “I’ve been looking onliiiiiiiine / What will I find?”) that’s perfectly complemented by the barely held-together chaos of their post-hardcore guitar/drums combo – they’ve a knack for arrangement to accentuate parts of the song that’d shame bands who’d actually use terms like “arrangement”. There’s echoes of Flipper and NZ’s underrated S.P.U.D. (and their cover of the similarly abject Devo’s “Mongoloid” was a highlight of Camp A Low Hum 2011), and they’ve fellow travellers in US bands like Pissed Jeans and Clockcleaner. “Self Diagnosin'” is taken from last year’s Show U My Delite 7″, with the screenprinted art designed by guitarist/vocalist Zach Penney – you can see more of his work at Infinity Bag. They’ve no current plans, being in different cities, but each is currently working on seperate projects – drummer Ben Knight in The All Seeing Hand (with David Alphabethead), and Zach on a currently untitled project.

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From 2007, Real Groove magazine released four Awesome Feeling compilations, showcasing a diverse and exciting range of underground local talent. Real Groove may be gone, but we think there’s just as many exciting local acts worth a listen, so The Corner is putting out a fifth volume of Awesome Feeling with the support of Groove Guide. We’ll be revealing one new artist/track every weekday throughout May, and posting the entire compilation for download at the end of the month.


  1. This song is so fucking great

  2. James says:

    Fucking sweet song [9]

  3. Philip says:

    Best renegade room find of CALH 2010. Fucking killed it on the roof at ’11.

  4. Spaghet says:

    Are you guys fucking serious?

  5. FettuccineGod says:

    Zach is very well dressed and good looking too.

  6. Spaghett says:

    Just for fucks sake tune the fucking guitars next time.

    • Lasagn says:

      Well, some people think it’s cool to spell spaghetti wrong, so maybe some people think that guitar sounds good (even though he actually tunes his guitar)! Maybe tune your ears?? SPAGHETTI IS MY FAVOURITE FOOD

      • Spaghett says:

        I spelled spaghett wrong, not spaghetti…. Fair enough if you like it, but it’s out of tune. Not even by a little bit…. My ears are just fine.

  7. richards says:

    we like it a lot but are they really playing guitars?

  8. Lil B says:

    30 on ma dik cos i sound like teen hygiene m/

  9. Kim Gruschow says:


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