Cancer Maidens

Biography

Palmerston North 3-piece featuring ex-members of Foisemaster, Feast of Stevens and Shoeshine.

Members

  • Glen Fletcher (Drums, 1997? – 2001?)
  • Andrew Coy (Guitar, 1997? – 2001?)
  • Ross Harkness (Vocals/Guitar/Saxophone, 1997? – 2001?)

Discography

  • Insects of Sound (1997, Spotty Dog, 17SPOTS]

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Carnys

Biography

Wellington pirate punk with a violin player!

Although by 2003 half the band moved to Nelson, they still toured and played whenever possible.

Feminist folk punk from Sian Sabotage Sammy Vulture, Lisa Lucifa and Jana Java. The group took on a strong anti-discrimination stance after their 14yr old friend Jeff Whittington was murdered in 1999 – apparently over his appearance.

Members

  • Sian Sabotage (Guitar/Vocals, 1999 – 2004?)
  • Amelia (Vocals, 1999?)
  • Sammy Vulture (Violin, 1999 – 2004?)
  • Lisa Lucifa (Bass/Vocals, 1999 – 2004?)
  • Kitty (Drums, 1999?)
  • Jana Java (Drums, 1999? – 2004?)
  • Adam (Guitar)
  • Rosemary (Violin)

Discography

  • Carnys (2002, Nay Records)
  • Live And Into The Gutter (2003)

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Cave of One

Biography

Completely unknown presumably-experimental recordings that involve Glory Fckn Sun member (and now UK resident) Ben Spiers in some capacity (Guitar? Violin?).

Members

  • Ben Spiers (2003)

Discography

  • Creative Theory Submission CDr (2003, Cave of Tongue Productions)

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The Cartoon

Biography

Members

  • Brendan Kaufman
  • Chris Verryt
  • Steven Price
  • Peter Brebner

Discography

  • The Cartoon (1995, Metro Marketing, MCD2465)

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The Chandeliers

Biography

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.

Members

Discography

  • The Chandeliers (2004, Stink Magnetic, CHAND001)

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Carriage H

Biography

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. The group consisted of Tim ‘Tiddy’ Smith and the duo of Andrew Wilson and Michael Prain.

Great live act – I witnessed their last Christchurch gig in which parts of drum kit and amplifiers were smashed…

After winning the 2001 Smokefree Rockquest and recording the Power of Grey Skull album, Wilson and Prain moved to Wellington and enlisted Ricky French on Bass (Wilson switched to guitar and vocals) before the core of Wilson and Prain moved further North to Auckland, forming the long-standing punk trio Die! Die! Die! with Xanadu bassist Kane Goultier replacing French.

Members

  • Tim Smith (Guitar/Vocals, 1999 – 2002)
  • Andrew Wilson (Bass, 1999 – 2002)
  • Michael Prain (Drums, 1999 – 2002)

Discography

  • Power of Grey Skull (2002, Turbine Records, TURBINE001)

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Chainsaw Masochist

Biography

 

Members

  • Murray Couling
  • Debbie Silvey
  • Darren McShane
  • Ricky McShane

Discography

Facing Up EP (1989, Still Ill Tapes)
Periphery (1991, Flying Nun Records, FN170)
Thrashing Around 7″ Single (1991, Flying Nun Records, FN182)

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Cassette

Biography

Formed by Tom Watson (Head Like A Hole) and Craig Terris (Hell Is Other People), and later joined by Dave Fraser and Paul Trigg.

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 2004 Sonic Nurse tour.

Members

  • Tom Watson (Guitar)
  • Craig Terris (Drums)
  • Dave Fraser (Bass/Keyboards)
  • Paul Trigg (Guitar)

Discography

  • Emo EP (2000, Paydirt, PMD001)

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The Centre Will Hold

Biography

Melodic mid 90’s (1996-8) Christchurch popsters (Nathan Bycroft, Jamey Holloway and Tom Mountfort).

Released 3 songs to student radio only – ‘Splint’, ‘At the Centre’ and ‘We Go Down’, and then a 5 track, 6 minute EP called the ‘A Flat 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.
– The Centre Will Hold
Halloway and Bycroft would later form the long-running Christchurch group The Undercurrents.

Members

  • Nathan Bycroft
  • Jamey Holloway
  • Tom Mountfort

Discography

  • The A Flat Pop Songs EP (1998?, Noseflute)

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Cassandra’s Ears

Biography

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 EP’s during their short tenure: 1988-1991.

Members

  • Jan Hellriegel (Guitar/Vocals/Piano, 1988 – 1991)
  • Vanessa Anich (Drums, 1988 – 1991)
  • Flick Rhind (Bass, 1988 – 1991)
  • Sarah McNab (Percussion/Vocals, 1988 – 1991)
  • Megan Miller
  • Leanne Ibell (Guitar/Percussion, 1988 – 1991)
  • Zan Wright (Vocals, 1990)
  • Debs Frame (Saxophone, 1988)
  • Danny Manetto (Cello, 1988)

Discography

  • Private Wasteland EP (1988, Jayrem, JAY142)
  • Your Estimation Cassette Single (1990, Jayrem, TC-Jay 738)
  • The Cassandra’s Ears Story (2010, Blind Date Records, BDR003)

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