coolies, the

three-piece all-girl punk group in the early shonen knife mold, i.e. sing-shoutty appropriations of the ramones with huge slabs of anarchic (and not to mention, over-the-top) synth thrown in for good measure. they originally existed as an auckland-fareing hamilton-aread group comprised of tina on guitar, sjionel on keys and another drummer, finding support slots for the beastie boys and appearing alongside their local compadre’s the datsuns – but broke up before going on to record anything beyond a 7″. thankfully the reunited in 2002 with new drummer fei, and recorded their danceable, upbeat debut with longtime new zealand rock engineer tex houston, released late in 2003.
discography
picks in bold

  • ‘the coolies’ 7″ single [girl alliance Girl Alliance 003] rn
  • the coolies [2003 !ssuxx! records !ssuxx!01]

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