alpaca brothers

dunedin based outfit comprised of nick wilkinson, bruce blucher (trash), a young steve cournane.

they were fast furious guitar [band] with thumping bass, made one ep and had a great song called the infinite tick. later they became trash hotel [who recorded as just trash] and were involved in a more theatrical chaos.. started performing the trash hotel at the art gallery … infamous performance and that ended with a supicious burglary of the art gallery.. no one found to blame.
later bruce and nick wanted to take the trash hotel overseas and went to thailand and bought a bar here they were to form the real “trash hotel” although it was short lived as the local prostitutes that wanted to protect their patch forced the boys to leave by gunpoint.

donald harman (ex-weetbix boys)


blucher returned to dunedin, performing alongside sandra bell and in the mid-90s outfit cyclops. wilkinson went way up north into obscurity, whilst cournane joined the verlaines, and later the skiffle group the weetbix boys, performing settling in to make a living as a touring jazz musician (with the likes of c.l. bob).

all red cables

prolific underground muso andrew spittle’s (dating godot) latest project, incorporating guitar and spittle’s lyrical touch.

angelhead

dark exressway post-punk outfit featuring rachel shearer (guitar/vocals – later to become lovely midget), michael morley (guitar – dead c, wreck small speakers), stella corkery (drums) and deborah hinden (bass), pretty much in the same vein (and influenced by) other port-chalmers based bands of the era.
eventually angelheads’ shearer, hinden and corkery took on board flak / teeth‘ dienke jansen and rechristened the band queen meanie puss.

amazing charlton heston, the

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  • synthe vs friction x c.juuuuuus cassette [1984 industrial tapes Industrial010]

adcock, kyle m.

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  • mouse-trapped: demos in disguise lathe-cut [self-released]
  • ‘girl in the green beret’/’no hand or miracle’ 7″ lathe-cut [self-released]

alternate dischord

auckland based 3-piece punk outfit. formed in 1999 and comprised of kirk dyson (guitar), kyle travis (bass) and alastair mace (drums).

aesthetics, the

energetic screaming, rugged rythms and a sloppy swagger that suits anyone looking for a glaring upheaval of standard musical thoroughfare…” “…equivalent to a hyperactive daniel johnston recklessly exorcising himself of inner demons with the help of the finest extra-lo-fi equipment.

andrew magilow; splendid magazine

‘destructo-rock’ outfit extraordinaire. originally formed in dunedin by matt middleton (aka crude), rustle covini (drums) and j-mz robinson in 1995 in a purely punk flavor, after a few successfull parties and the odd gig, j-mz was replaced by shaun jury – the line-up that released the debut my right to riches lp.

crude’s matt middleton has erupted from the shackles of noise to stomp the grounds of sonic punkdom. following his forefathers in bands like the pin group, henchmen, and la de da’s, monsieur middleton has carved a new sound

forced exposure

by 1997 stefan neville (futurians) had replaced covini, but then left in 1998 – off to auckland, along with shaun. pat kraus (drums) and fyfe (bass) made up the numbers for the rest of the bands career, eventually releasing the off lp before splitting in 2001.

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  • dunedin punks 7 cassette [1997 a stabbies and the rocket recording]
  • off [1998 esctatic peace]
  • ‘doomtown fuzz’/’better dead than red’/’202’ lathe-cut 7″ [dirtlove]
  • split ep lathe-cut 7″ [w/ the ho dogs dirtlove]
  • ‘i just don’t get it’/’motor ella’/’i think you’d better leave’ lathe-cut 7″ [dirtlove]
  • secrets of japanese nationalism double 8″ lathe-cut [ crawlspace / dirtlove]
  • crownsatnov11 cassette [w/ murdering mosters slag strutSS2]
  • off [2001 mental telemetry tele003]

airport

the very wayward guitar/electronics duo that eventually gave birth to birchville cat motel. reguiling atonal plonkery and profound multi-stringed shingle slides by two irrepressible young guns utterly oblivious to the fact that most people wanted to stone them to death with spare change. I can’t believe we did this in public.rn- campbell kneale describing his work on the crest95 album

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albert

christchurch rock outfit from the mid 2000s.

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  • no major releases

alchemy

christchurch hard-rock-with-female-vocals type group from the mid 00s.

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  • no releases