The solo recording alias of Michael Brassell, former member of Christchurch lo-fi legends Squirm, and future Hiss Explosion front-man. Brassell (who used the Hex pseudonym for many of his make-shift bands) formed the Noseflute label to release the classic 1995 debut Johnnie Horse – a scattered and thoroughly charming lo-fi oddity that shines well beyond the grit of his determined 4-track recordings.
In February 2004 the Hiss Explosion played a show at Creation – this would end up being Mikes final Christchurch performance as sadly Michael John Brassell – who was a well-loved member of the New Zealand underground music scene, passed away from a sudden bout of pneumonia in early 2004.
picks in bold
- Johnnie Horse [Noseflute]
- ‘So happy’/’Get yourself out’/’Black shadow’/’Invisible’ 8″ lathe-cut EP [Noseflute]