Lugosi

dunedin-based 3-piece outfit comprised of campbell kneale (guitars, synth, drums, vocal), andrew savage (guitar, percussion) and leon schultz (guitar, effects, drums), who released a series of home-brew and relatively melodic noise/drone/guitar pice albums on kneales own celebrate psi phenomenon label.rn

everybody loves lugosi. their radiant, sunset-sounds sit way down the ‘beautiful’ end of the nz free-thing. their finely tuned (yes tuned!) feedback, organ drone, and naked guitar twang set all the pretty girls hearts a-thumpin’ down at the local baptist church where they rehearsed and recorded. due to misfortune, their long-awaited cd is still long-awaited and all those who have requested more from this superb band will have to be content with a reissue of this fabulous, long out-of-print, c/psi/p cassettern

monarch cd-r reissue
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Luge

manic christchurch outfit based around the extreme bass guitar talents of ari freeman, with drumming by andrew robins (also of substandard), piccolo bass by andrew moore and the junk percussion of mike fordham (original member adrian currie moved to wellington in 2002). after playing around christchurch for over a year (and finishing in the top 4 of the dux’s annual band competition), they released their self-recorded debut ep ‘delusion’ independently. their music is a mixture of funk and hard-core (like a suped up, wild version of can), the afforementioned junk percussion, absurdist lyrics and over-the-top instrumentation and showmanship.
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  • delusion ep [2003 independently released] rn

Lucid 3

girl comes from taranaki to the big smoke of auckland city, meets up with a guy at a party who suggests she come and meet with a friend who is a producer.this chance meeting was just the beginning for lucid 3.providing the warm and luring vocals is victoria girling-butcher. the other two-thirds of the band are made up of french-born derek metivier and marcus lawson. providing laid back groovy sounds and confusing but endearing lyrics are lucid 3’s specialty. as a follow up to their well-received ep fluid, in 2001 the band released the album “running down the keys”, a perfect album for relaxing on sunny sunday afternoons.
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  • fluid ep [2000 independently released]
  • running down the keys [2002 independently released]
  • all moments leading to this [2004 lupin music]
  • dawn planes [2007 capitol]

Low Profile

phil bowering, steve garden, mike farrel, louise loft, stuart pearse and roger sellers.
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  • quiet streets ep [1982 flamewave / jayrem FR-2]
  • elephunkin’ [1987 flamewave / jayrem FR-6]

Love in a Gas Oven

dunedin group from circa 1984, featuring ivan purvis (guitar), nathan mcconnell (drums) and jonathan underhill (saxophone/vocals).
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Love and Violence

andrew and scott newth.
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  • the nth times [1993 airwigg AIR CD001]

Louie and the Hotsticks

Christchurch stalwat al parks’ 80s outfit, featuring danny wilson, jim walmsley, helen mulholland, wayne beecroft and wayne jamieson. a slick professional band who played regular residencies with long sets featuring both covers and originals.
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  • stickability ep [198?]

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