Miniatures

Excellent shoe-gaze trio formed around the songs of Annemarie Duff (vocals, electronics and production), with Ché Walden (guitar) and Steven Marr (bass). Duff’s vocals (a wispy Cocteau Twins type approach), enveloping electronics and Walden’s guitar engulf the groups sound, with Marr’s bass adding substantial groove. The Christchurch group picked up steam in 2012 with more and more live performances, but sadly both Duff and Walden are now leaving for Melbourne.

Discography (picks in bold)

  • This & That (home demo’s) [April 2010 self-released]
  • New stuff (Dunedin 2011) [March 2011 self-released]

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Magic Eye

3-Piece power-rock outfit based around the songs of Brian Feary (Guitar/Vox), currently with Ben Odering (Bass) and Julian Vares (Drums). Formed some time around august 2009, with the intention of entering the annual RDU-sponsored ‘Round-up’ band competition at the Dux de Lux. The initial line-up of Feary with Mike Ellis (drums) and Jono Press (bass) gave way to the current line-up gradually as members moved north and away from the Christchurch Earthquakes.

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mad scene, the

when hamish kilgour moved to new york in the early 90s he immediately joined bailter space, but mad scene were to become his new band. enlisting his partner lisa seagul, along with bill grestel and robert vickers – mad scene had more of a pop focus than any of kilgours previous outfits, and unfortunately were never as strong as either the clean or even early bailterspace.
discography
picks in bold

  • a trip thru monsterland [1993 flying nun FNCD191]
  • sealight [1995 summershine SHINECD016]
  • chinese honey ep [1996]

madding crowd, the

featuring stefan wolf.
discography
picks in bold

  • the man with the crooked ear [1998 toonz]

mad cow

taranaki guitar soundscapes, with just a self-released ep under their belts (so far).
from joseph smither
Mad Cow is a five piece band from Taranaki , New Zealand. The band first began over 20 year ago when the guitarist and the drummer formed a school band. That went on to become No Comment, a three piece originals band ,who played at various places around New Plymouth during the late 80

mammy wammy ta ta band

discography
picks in bold

  • the mammy wammy ta ta band cassette [1988 onset/offset MW001]

mancini 500

3-piece outfit featuring daniel mancini (guitar), luke (bass) and health (drums), and connected to king loser chanteuse celia mancini.
discography
picks in bold

  • wanted lathe-cut 7″ ep [self-released] rn

mancini, celia

the volatile (and not to mention saucy) vocalist and organist for the immortal king loser, who released a couple of the ‘losers tracks as 7″s under her own name in the mid 90s, but has been relatively quite since.
discography
picks in bold

  • ‘kiasu’/’suckered in by rock’n’roll cunts’/’born to be wild’ 7″ single [1996 flying nun FN360] rn

marching girls

spawned out of first generation punkers the scavengers, the marching girls we’re a stripped down, and more new wave focused attempt for ronnie recent, johnnie volume and des hefner. they re-recorded the ‘scavs brilliant ‘true love’, and appeared on the brilliant punk anthology ak79 (which was then expanded and reissued by flying nun in the early 90s). the marching girls relocated to sydney in the early 80s, but only managed an ep release before it was all over.
discography
picks in bold

  • ‘true love’/’first in line’ 7″ single [1980 propeller REV4]
  • marching girls ep [1983 rtc MG600] rn