johnnychrist

nelson punk, with johnny trousers formerly of killtrain. johnny knees-up, johnny trousers, chrissy christ.
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  • d.i.c. [2001]

jamboree

brent tasker, andrew horst, david ball, dave steunebrink and jozsef fityus.
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johnny velox and the vauxhauls

from wade churtons’ glam, punk and scorched earth policy: “in september [1977], the nucleaus of another band formed at burnside high school. brothers mark and scott brooks were guitarist and bassist and findlay calderwood became drummer. from boys’ high came vocalist michael williams. initially the band were known as uncle meat, but after they became a quartet they gave themselves a decisively punk identity. the new name managed to lampoon ‘hoon’ culture and snipe at both middle-class and freak sensibilities. johnny velox and vauxhalls was again a four-piece band built firmly on the pistols/ramones model. williams became the titular character, mark and scott brooks became kid buick and eugene dipstick, and calderwood decame dick distant.rn

though very young (all were in their mid-teens), the band’s instrumentalists had the funky long hair and flares of freakdom but like the doomed crossed over with the slightly-ripped safety-pinned-opportunity-shop jacket aesthetic of punk. williams indulged his charaacter’s glam-rock star roots and wore bright red dyed hair with his wraparound shades, slashed t-shirt and dog-collar choker.rn

in contrast to the doomed’s slightly one-dimensional pistols/english punk outrage, the vauxhalls had a decidely more ‘musical’ slant to their version of punk. in the absence of specifically ‘punk’ records for initial set-building material, the vauxhalls utilised currently available music by acknowledged antecedents. the early vauxhalls quickly mashed together and eclectic glam / 1960s set [covering bowie, eno, the stooges, roxy music, slade, the who, velvet underground etc]… as well as joking covers of television advertisement jingles…”
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  • no major releasesrn

jakob

hawkes bay based mostly-instrumental (textural, in the mogwai style) rockers maurice beckett, jeff boyle and jason johnston. three low-run releases have seen them gather quite a bit of interest through-out new zealand, and their live shows are usual well-attended. though lacking a bit of the diversity and melody that made substandard‘s debut such a bright light, they are still a highly worthwhile band, grounded in excellent musicianship.
originally forming in napier, the trio achieved attention through fairly lef-of-centre sources for an instrumental rock out, mainly as a support act for touring dub and electronic acts salmonella dub and pitchblack. subsequently the band was signed to kog transmissions new start-up indie off-shoot midium and worked with the likes of label-mates avotor.
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  • jakob ep [1999 venn]
  • subset of sets [2001 midium 99492]
  • cale: drew [2003 midium mid006]

joed out

an auckland four-piece of the indie-pop / jangle / flying nun variety (stating their influenced by the likes of the chills, the clean, the verlaines, the 3ds, the bats etc) that formed in a 4-track capacity back in 2000. after shedding a couple of members the core unit of andrew maitai (drums) and ben barrett (guitar / vocals) soldiered on, establishing the powertool records label to release their bedroom recordings, and those of barretts solo alias – feyodor.
with new members matthew backhouse (bass / keys / vocals) and justin schilder, the line-up was complete, and powertool soon released their full length debut heroes & zeroes and the more acocmplished floorshow ep – the first to be mastered by finish producer mikeal h.
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joe+n

5 tracks of field recordings and ultra-harsh electronics. no instruments were used on this recording. constructed entirely using a portable minidisc recorder, contact mics, behringer mixer and patch cords. [limited edition of 50, each packaged in a kraft envelope with unique artwork on each. hand numbered] – release details on introducing something to the system


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  • oil leaks and cicadas lathe-cut [carbon records]
  • introducing something to the system [carbon records]

jliat

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  • the phenomenological experience of being peb 1/2 7″ lathe-cut [self-released]
  • still life 12″ lathe-cut [self-released]
  • still life no. 2 8″ lathe-cut [self-released]
  • ‘salt’/’water’ 8″ lathe-cut [self-released]

jewl of bessamoocho

the first band to release a single on the small pop-punk pink air / girl alliance label, which sprung up in the early 00s, releasing catchy 7″ singles from a series of auckland punky outfits.rn

the jewl of bessamoocho are two girls (liz and penny [collins]) from kerikeri new zealand and their friend eri the japanese exchange student and the founder of the anti fake the beatles union. together they have recorded 4 songs of no-fi clatter and pop that will make you cry with their beauty. mysterious and exotic punk-o-poprn- pink air / girl alliance website


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  • ‘digga digga digga’ 7″ single[girl alliance Girl Alliance 001] rn

jack pudding

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  • jack pudding ep [1988 reaction x14554]

jailbait

tiny auckland d.i.y. (distribution through global routes) punk, hardcore and metal label with a handful of releases from dsm, evil priest etc.
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