cardy, robert

bob cardy has a long history of making lo-fi, shambolic and d.i.y. rock music. from the early days of post-vacuum blue ladder christchurch with the infamous axemen (then known as bob brannigan), through to the eventual rise of shaft in late 1990s auckland, often with lil’ stevie mccabe as his song-writing partner.
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  • lallapaloosa cassette [1987 every secret thing EST 33]
  • fat spring coal & diamonds in the lava cassette [1987 sleek bott BOTT 8]
  • milky bar odes cassette [1987 sleek bott BOTT 14]
  • a thousand and one stag nights cassette [1988 sleek bott BOTT 21]
  • gloss cassette [1988 sleek bott BOTT 23]

cartoon, the

brendan kaufman, chris verryt, steven price and peter brebner.
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  • the cartoon [1995 metro marketing MCD2465]

chandeliers, the

3-piece surf trio out of wellington. with a distinctive organ driven sound the chandeliers released a punchy, dynamic debut lp, which (much like their live show) bubbles over with thumping bass and thumping tribal drums. the group is comprised of former side effects and pro-drag members, associated with the thoroughly rock’n’roll kato and stink magnetic labels.
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carriage h

now defunct dunedin guitar-texturalists (in the high dependency unit vein) that created loud, driving rock that tread the line between post-rock and heavy-metal while still in their mid teens. great live act – i witnessed their last christchurch gig in which parts of drum kit and amplifiers were smashed..
consisting of tiddy smith (gat / vox) and the duo of andrew wilson (bass) and michael prain (drums) who later formed the auckland-based trio

chainsaw masochist

murray couling, debbie silvey, darren mcshane, ricky mcshane. an ep and an album (released on flying nun), 1989-91.
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  • facing up ep [1989 still ill tapes]
  • periphery [1991 flying nun FN170]
  • ‘thrashing around’/’no good at all’ (satan’s mix)/’as it occurs to me’ (acoustic mix) 7″ single [1991 flying nun FN182]

cassette

formed by tom watson (guitar – head like a hole) and craig terris (drums – hell is other people), and later joined by dave fraser (bass, keys) and paul trigg (guitar). a poppy country-tinged indie-rock outfit that formed in 2000 in wellington (when watson and terris’ former bands broke up), and soon relocated to melbourne, soon scoring a support slot for sonic youth on their sonic nurse [2004] tour.
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  • emo ep [2000 paydirt PMD001]

centre will hold, the

melodic mid 90s (1996-8) christchurch popsters (nathan bycroft, jamey holloway & tom mountfort).

released 3 songs to student radio only – “splint”, “at the centre” & “we go down”, and then a 5 track, 6 minute ep called the aflat pop songs (‘a flat pop songs one’, ‘..two’ ‘..three’ and ‘..four’ and “The Key”) which we made in nathan’s lounge on the little four track and mike brassel (aka mike hex) sent it out on noseflute for us.rn- tcwh


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  • the a flat pop songs [1998? noseflute]

cassandra’s ears

dunedin based pop-rock featuring a young jan hellriegel, backed by vanessa anich, flick rhind, sarah mcnab, megan miller, leanne ibell and zan wright. released a couple of eps during their short tenure: 1988-1991.
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casagrante apparatus

dunedin trio made up of justin buli, les o’neil and stefan neville (pumice).rn

they say it’s the water, i reckon it’s the beer! either seeping out of a cold practice room or squawking out of a warm venue, these ‘youngsters’ blend an exciting mixture of cosmic jazz. 5 songs in a green dayglo sleeve with gold lino printsrn- crawlspace

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cat! cat! cat!

a band that never really got going. cat! cat! cat! was formed by brenda d (guitar), steph (guitar) and bruce (drums) for a one-off gig in 1999, before re-appearing in 2002, then again in 2003 – this time with the aesthetics shaun jury taking up the role of bass-player. this line-up recorded their self-titled mini-album before the band split in mid-2004.
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  • cat! cat! cat! mini-album [2004 self-released CAT001]