Keiran Monaghan

Kieran Monaghan Is One Of The Key Figures In The Wellingtons – If Not NZ’S – ‘Adventurous Music’ Scene. A Driving Force Behind NZ Punk During The 90s, He Currently Plays Cabaret ‘Chamber-Punk’ As Mr Sterile, Drums For Sunship And Various ‘Improv’ Ensembles, Edits The Local Indymedia Zine, And Writes Voluminous Quantities Of Witty And Politically Astute Poetry
– Taken From The Pseudoarcana Catalogue

Monaghan Has Also Made His Name Organising The Comically-Titled Meatwaters Festival (A Play On The Ill-Fated Mainstream / Hippy Sweetwaters Festival) And As A Guest Member Of Campbell Kneales’ Superb Birchville Cat Motel.

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My Deviant Daughter

Dunedin-Based Dark-Pop Outfit From The Early 90s That Featured On The Out Of The Yellow-Eye Compilation.

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Molly Says Go

Christchurch Based Ska-Punk Outfit Formed In 1996, Split In 2002 And Were Comprised Of Jason Allender (Vocals), Toby Retallick (Guitar), Nigel Coursey (Drums, Vocals), James Sutherland (Bass, Vocals). Split An Album With Wellington’S Channel Thirteen In 2001.

Discography (picks in bold)

  • Kids I Partied With Ep [1999 Self-Released] Rn
  • Channel Thirteen Vs. Molly Says Go [W/ Channel Thirteen 2001 Stakeout Records]

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The Mutton Birds

Don Mcglashann’s Often Excellent, Often Drab Pop Song-Writing Vehicle. Joined By David Long, Ross Burge And Alan Gregg, The Mutton Birds Put Out A Well Liked Debut That Shared Some Of The Strands Of Previous Mcglashan Bands (Front Lawn And Blam Blam Blam In Particular), But In A Generally Glossier Finish. ‘A Thing Well Made’ Is Absolute Classic, Up With The Most Touching And Honest Songs In Mcglashan’S Back Catelogue (Say The Blams’ ‘Don’T Fight It Marsha (Its Bigger Than The Both Of Us)’ Or The Superb Front Lawn Number ‘A Man And A Woman’).

The Mutton Birds Lastest Well Into The Later 1990s, Eventually Relocating To England For The Release Of Their Mid 90s Albums – And Saw Their Popularity Grow And Grow, With A Successful Cover Of The Classic Kiwi Hit Nature A Massive Hit That Produced A Surge In The Songs Popularity (Later Awarded The ‘Greatest Song In New Zealand History’ By Popular Vote). With Mcglashan Back In His Home Country In The Early 2000s, And His Songs As Popular As Ever, He Started Recording His First Solo Album, After Over Twenty Years In The New Zealand Music Scene.

Awards Etc
Rianz Awards 1992

  • Single Of The Year Naturern
  • Album Of The Year The Mutton Birdsrn
  • Top Group Of The Year The Mutton Birds

Apra Silver Scroll 1994


  • Song Writing Award ‘You Oughta Be In Love’

Discography (picks in bold)

  • The Mutton Birds [1992 Bag Bag1003]
  • The Heater Ep [1994 Virgin 8770192]
  • Salty [1994 Virgin 8394882]
  • Box Of Birds [Compilation 1994 Virgin 4710572]
  • Nature [1995 Virgin]
  • Envy Of Angels [1997 Virgin 8425842]
  • Rain, Steam and Speed [1999 Virgin]
  • Flock: The Best Of.. [Compilation 2002 Virgin]

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Sophie Moleta

Sophie Moleta Born In Wellington, Grew Up Mainly In Perth, Returned To Wellington, Pursued Recording And Performing Career In France, Uk, Australia And Now New Zealand. Has Numbers Of Self Releases And Numbers Of Commercial Releases On Both Rnfull Cds And Dance/Dj Vinyl. She Has More Than 25 Tracks Included On Dance And Other Cd Compilations, Mainly In The Uk Rnand Europe. Other Artist Information And Copies Of All Cd’S Are Obtainable Via Her Website.

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  • The Slow Scrape – Out Of Print Cassette [1992 Self-Released]
  • Trust [1998 Self-Released]
  • Dive [2000]

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Murder Inc

Jamie Verheyde, Rick O’Grady, Mark Brooks And Nick Ruddell.

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  • Carbine Ep [Live Recording 1986 Rational Rat303]

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Muckhole

Crude Hard Rock From Scott Patterson, Aaron Peck, Jason Ennor And Sean O’Brien.

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  • ‘Overdrive’ Cssingle [1995 Wildside]
  • ‘Where’S The Cornbag? / I Don’T Wanna Know’ Ep [1996 Wildside]
  • ‘Cool Guy’ Cd Single [1997 Wildside]
  • Kooza [1997 Wildside]

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Mr. Sterile

Cabaret Chamber-Punk From Keiran Monaghan.

Discography (picks in bold)

  • Suppository Cassette [1999 Self-Released]
  • Hanging Out The Washing Cd-R [1998 Root Don Lonie For Cash Cdl041]
  • Pregnant Boy [2001 Self-Released]
  • Get Fucked Wellington!!! Love Kerry P. [2006 Skirted]

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David Mulcahy

As A Member Of Jean-Paul Sartre Experience, Mulcahy Was Only Part Of A 3-Pronged Song-Writing Troupe, Responsible For A Terrific Body Of Songs Over Their 10 Year Life Span. In The Mid 90s, After The JPSE Boys Had Gone Their Seperate Ways, Mulcahy Changed Focus To Superette – Creating An Almost Perfect, Dark Materpiece With Their Sole Lp Tiger.

Unfortunately Superette Were Short-Lived, And Mulcahy Retreated To Work On His Own Solo Material. Oddy Knocky Was An Uneven Attempt At Releaving Some Of The Huge Body Of Songs He Had Written Without Releasing, The Occassional Pop Gem Hidden In Generally Pretty Dire By-The-Number Rockers.

In 2004 Mulcahy Resurfaced In Christchurch (Were He Had Moved Several Years Earlier) With New Band Eskimo, And Started Recording Songs With Eskimo Bassist (And Failsafe Label-Head) Rob Mayes And Drummer (Ex-YFC) Michael Daly.

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Murdering Monsters

Dunedin-Based Outfit Who Released A Split Ep With Matt ‘Crude‘ Middleton’S Aesthetics, Along A Couple Other Lo-Fi Low-Rent Releases.

Discography (picks in bold)

  • 10 Truck Driving Classics Cassette [1999 Slag Strut Ss1]
  • Crownsatnov11 Cassette [W/ Aesthetics Slag Strut Ss2]
  • Murdering Mosters Lathe-Cut 7″ [Slag Strut Ss3]

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