Ghostplane

4-piece wellington melodic pop-rock outfit that spawned out of dana eclair in 2003. created quite a bit of critical interest with their debut ep ‘panther valley country club’ on ben howe’s arch hill label. a very tight live unit with nice touches (guitarist achilles botes showing off some fine licks) formed around dana eclair members botes, mark dryburg (guitar / vox), andrew grayson (drums) along with newcomer ash hammer (bass).
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  • panther valley country club ep [2004 arch hill AHR010]
  • beneath the steel lagoon [2005 arch hill]

David Gideon

as the iconoclastic front-man for christchurch rock outfit gideon, and in a solo capacity, david gideon has been a regular to the christchurch music scene as long as just about anyone in the garden city, but despite several high-profile support slots and various international connections he has yet to taste any kind of significant recognition.
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  • ‘new winter’/’the mary jane song’ lathe-cut 7″ single [self-released]

Gina Rocco and the Rockettes

a dunedin 5-piece fronted by guitarist, vocalist and song-writer gina rocco, with onanon‘s ants anema (drums), glen ross and donald ferns (guitar and vocals), plus the iconic robert scott on bass. after gina’s self-released debut ep in 2004, the band put together their full-length sea tulip on the auckland-based powertool records.
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Glorias Peccadilloes

terribly titled outfit who put out an ep and an album on ode in the mid 80s.
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  • you never had it this fresh ep
    [1985 ode SODEP 216]

  • sound device [1985? ode SODE325]

Glory Fckn Sun

Formed in 2003 as a conduit for intense ritualistic sonic exploration Glory Fckn Sun is the ecstatic psyche-noise trio of Antony Milton (guitar/electronics), Ben Spiers (guitar/violin/electronic) and improv percussionist Simon O’Rorke (gongs/percussion).rn’Vision Scorched’ collects together one studio track and two live pieces. These range through long form rumbling distorted deep space explorations (complete with supernova and the odd blackhole), intense yet ethereal harsh noise to close with a droning metaphysical raga-esque paean to the great cosmic inevitable of the collapse of the sun, And of light itself.rnGlory Fckn Sun have been described as having a sound that is like a cross between Flies Inside the Sun and Keiji Haino.rnNearly 2 years in the making and continuing in the PseudoArcana tradition of fantastical over-the-top packaging (…) ‘Vision Scorched’ is presented in a professionally bound 72 page picture book of sun related imagery with hand printed covers. This is a limited numbered edition CD of 200 copies. [Pseudoarcana]
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Glovepuppet

stephen stedman, simon haggitt, earle goodfellow and greg cain.
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  • someone else’s dream [1992 live recording punch PUNCH001]

Genie and the Wild Children

[profile thanks to rob mayes]
with their new age hippy name this band were a lot more than met the eye or ear as time would tell. the band consisted of 2 musically prolific writers in guitarist/vocalists david hunt and brett lupton. lupton was fresh from drumming with all fall down and showed an adept talent for sweetly melodic well crafted guitar pop, as did hunt. the band members were all at early stages in their musical careers but the seeds of talent were growing, and genie and the wild children had some pretty good melodic ideas going, if in need of a little pruning. the band originally performed as a 2 guitar led 3 piece, with drummer marcus puentener filling out the rythms in a speed up slow down kind of way. they eventually enlisted bassist mark tyler before disbanding. they recorded 3 tracks before splitting, one of which ended up on the failsafe south compilation. lupton, hunt and tyler went on to form catherine wheel.
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  • no major releasesrn

John Gennett and the Vespas

along with the vespas (crash johnson, greg purcell and jaime foot), john gennett released the ep ‘only naked’ in 1986.
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  • only naked [1986 records revolving RR01]

Gertie

two-piece outfit (matt on vocals / bass, mike on drums) with releases on the hastings-based hit your head.
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Gestalt Switch

young and upcoming dunedin rock act, featuring sam brookland (drums), ahsley hinton (gat/vox), blair mcphee (gat) and edwina stevens (bass). forming in december 2001. haven’t heard their 4 song debut ep, but they seem to be pushing a diverse sound – though loudness appears to be key.

the group had a successful and busy 2005/2006 – with the release of their second ep, an appearance at the big day out, the addition of rachel batour [four white kids in a bentley] on bass, and being selected for the prestigious south bu southwest festival in texas.
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  • low ep [2003 fedaykin records]
  • nothing ep [2005 fedaykin records]