Backdoor Blues Band

Dunedin group from the mid 80s featuring vocalist Ted Clarke.
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Backyard Burial

lower-hutt death-metal / grind-core from mike (drums), ryan (guitar), matt (vocals), jason (bass), alex (guitar) with a handful of self-produced recordings and some international support slots under their belt since forming in the late 1990s (after a myriard of lineup changes).
discography
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  • deviance in society [1999 self-released]
  • the $2 pe-ep [2001 self-released]
  • repeat offender [2002 self-released]
  • hedonistic cravings [2005 self-released]

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Baconfoot

Biography

Short-lived Wellington hard-rock 3-piece comprised of Head Like A Hole‘s Tom Watson and Nigel Reagan, and bolstered by Craig Terris. Put out a 7″ EP on Andrew Tolley’s excellent Kato label.

Terris and Watson went on to form Cassette.

Members

  • Tom Watson (Guitar)
  • Nigel Reagan (Guitar)
  • Craig Terris (Drums/Bass/Vocals)

Discography

  • Live From Russia 7″ EP [1997, Kato KATO10]

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Bad Evil

fuzzy guitar-rock from a stink magnetic one-man band. evil toured as part of the labels one-man band tour in 2006 finding fans of old-fashioned reverby and fuzzed out guitar rock up and down the country.
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  • no releasesrn

The Bads

Biography

Ex-pats The Julie Dolphin (a successive British pop outfit that even managed tours with Oasis throughout the 1990’s) split in the early 2000’s, with founding kiwi duo Brett Adams (himself an ex-Mocker) and Dianne Swan (Everything That Flies, When the cats away) returning to New Zealand shores.

Swan and Adams formed the Bads as a recording duo – utilizing additional musicians to fill in the rhythm section for their live performances, and were eventually picked up by Stephen McCarthys’ fledgling South Recordings label, with an album to be released in early 2005.

 

Members

  • Dianne Swan (Vocals, Guitar, 2005 -)
  • Brett Adams (Guitar, 2005 -)

Discography

  • Earth From Space [2005, South Recordings, SR0001]
  • So Alive [2009]
  • Travel Light [2013, Warner Music, 5310561542]
  • Losing Heroes [2017, Self-Released, BAD001LP]

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Beautiful Losers

a fine and surprisingly accessible collaborative band that featured the usually challenging peter wright (guitar) and dave khan (aka the drawing room – keyboards), with the ever-propulsive drumming of rustle covini (aesthetics, silo).
the band last throughout 2002 and 2003 before wright relocated to london, though khan’s fostex vf16 rndigital 16-track records will most probably live on, as their planned for a double-album release on both khans’ krkrkrk and wrights apoplexy some time in 2004.
discography
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  • bootleg cd-r ep [2003 self-released]
  • beautiful losers double cd-r [unreleased 2004 krkrkrk / apoplexy]

Bedford Tours

one of rob scott‘s many one-off bands – this time with andrew strang. they put out the chch to dunedin cassette on scotts’ own every secret thing label.
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Belle Motions

[profile thanks to rob mayes]
comprised of donna sheene – vocals/ guitar, ollie scott – guitars, david toland – drums (playthings, springloader, chicane, future stupid), and mark wilson – bassist. the belle motions were a fine pop blast, strongly melodic and guitar led. they didn’t make much of an impact locally but i remember enjoying the chiming guitar tones and melodies of this band. the band played with guitars hand made by scott and wilson played an eight stringed hagstrum, which featured a higher octave string next to each of the normal strings. ollie scott is a world authority on buster keaton and has written a definitive book on him. living is the only track that the band released and is an anti killing animals song.
discography
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  • no major releasesrn

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Ben and Greta

ben howe & greta anderson project – essentially the ryhthm section of a post-breakup superette. they released a charming single on howe’s fledgling arch hill label, but have since gone a little quiet – with howe spending his most of his time with fang.
anderson later resurfaced with the pencils – a make-shift project based around her own song-writing and a variety of (all-star) contributors) and made a similar appearance on the 2nd arch hill label compilation.
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  • no major releasesrn

Betchadupa

2nd generation pop rockers that aren’t too bad. a young liam (son of neil) finn started playing music in his pre-teen years, and it looks like he’s developed quite an ear for good melody. joined by matt eccles (son of australian hero brent eccles of the angels), chris garland and joe bramley, they continue to improve and improve, both live and on record.
very popular across new zealand and now spreading into australia, betchadupa have built up a strong catelogue of singles and albums, having a heavy video presence, whilst still retaining some level of independent credibility – even splitting from flying nun around the time of their amalgamation into the international festival mushroom group.
discography
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  • betchadupa cd ep [2000 flying nun FNCD445]
  • 3d ep cd ep [2001 flying nun FNCD455]
  • sleepy news cd ep [2002 flying nun FNCD461]
  • ‘supa day’ cd single [2002 flying nun FNCD464]
  • the alphabetchadupa [2002 flying nun FNCD465]
  • aiming for your head [2004 flying nun LIBCD61332]

awards etc
tui awards 2000

  • top new act
    betchaduparn

  • top engineer
    sam gibsonrn

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