west-coast based (though containing christchurch and wellington located members) rock’n’roll revivalists with a surf-edge. the real stuff – short on distortion, high on shadows-style guitar licks and genuinely fun. i once went to a gig they played were i was one of only 6 people in the audience – but managed to have a great time. until now their only releases had been appearances on two compilations (including the gritty no thanks to new zealand on air), but 2004 sees the band finally release their debut raw star guitars.
the dellburgoes are a 5-piece that hit hard with a total of 4 guitarists – rex bourke (also lead vocals), gareth evans (keys), dee dee clark and johnny virgin, with phil calder (bass) and former cry tv host leighton faulkner (drums) filling out the line-up.
picks in bold
- raw star guitars [2004 self-released]
- last twist 7″ single [2004 fast food]