National Anthem

Anthony Johns, Craig Smith, Michael Harrolambi, Mike Chunn, Dave Major, Steve Garden And With Guest Appearances From The Newton Hoons Horn Section.

Discography (picks in bold)

  • One Day Different [1986 Reaction Real035]
  • 4 Good Reasons Ep [1987 Reaction]

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Nether Dawn

Yet Another Antony Milton Project! Guitar-Noise/Drift/Drone. Nz Free Noise Turns All Psychedelic And Transcendental. Everything Is Beautiful And Broken. If This Was The Foundation Of Western Music, Vhf Records Would Be Top 40 And Mathew Bower Would Be Our President.
Last Visible Dog

My Late Night Electric Guitar Drone ‘Blues’ Project. When I Record This Project I Generally Hand A Mic Out Of A Window Sometime Around Midnight (Usually On Rainy Nights), And Improvise Along With The Incidental Sounds, Building Up Layers (With More Guitars, Organs, Violin) Until I Have A ‘Finished’ Piece. Its Kind Of ‘Gestural’ And Lush (Lots Of Reverb…)
Antony Milton [Bands.co.nz]

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The Naughty Pakehas

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Netherworld Dancing Toys

Through-Out The 80s The Dancing Toys Were (For A Brief Moment) One Of New Zealand’S Most Populal Bands, A Horn-Punctuated Post-Punk Pop Outfit With A Huge Live Following And A Swagger Of Catchy Singles. From Humble Beginnings As High-School Aged Up-And-Comers Supporting Blam Blam Blam To New Zealand’S Top Selling Bands In Just A Couple Of Releases, The 7-Strong Line-Up Of Brent Alexander, Malcolm Black, Graham Cockroft, Nick Sampson, Alistair Perry, Matthew Trubuhovich And Mick Rillstone Faded Almost As Quickly As They Rose, Unable To Support Their Over-Sized Line-Up Within The Limited Confines Of Touring NZ.

Discography (picks in bold)

  • Netherworld Dancing Toys 12″ Ep [1983 Flying NunFn Ndt001]

  • ‘The Trusted Ones’/’Bored To Death’ 12″ Single [1983 Flying NunFn Ndt002]

  • Song And Dance 12″ Ep [1984 Flying NunFn Ndt003]

  • The Blam Blam Blam Story [1984 W/ Blam Blam Blam CbsSbp237993]

  • Painted Years [1985 VirginV3000]

  • Everything Will Be Alright [1989 CBS]

Awards Etc
Rianz Awards 1985


  • Single Of The Year: For Today

  • Album Of The Year: Painted Years

  • Top Group Of The Year: Netherworld Dancing Toys

  • Producer Of The Year: Nigel Stone

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Richard Neave

Core Member Of Metonymic Young Guns CM Ensemble, Richard Finally Allows Daylight To Strike His Own Home-Taped Skronk. Primal, Profoundly Filthy, And Delightfully Unique Guitarsplatter That Will Leave That Distinctive Odour Of Electrical Smoke Wherever You Play It. People Who Had Their Chandeliers Lit By Totals Sky Blue Void Or Dead C’S Driver Ufo Should Definately Fill Out The Attached Form. Post-Morley!
– Label description of ‘You’re not welcome cd-r’ (Celebrate Psi Phenomenon)

Richard Neave was an uncompromising noise artist and extreme audience provoker. He spent years beating up his guitar either solo or flanked by musicians such as Nick Hodgson/Harte, Lee Noyes, Peter Wright etc. Taking great pride in pushing the annoying, provocative nature of his playing he drove audiences away where-ever he played. Needless to say he was a legendary figure in the Christchurch underground music scene and those of us who knew Richard were very sad at his passing in 2010.

Discography (picks in bold)

  • You’re Not Welcome cd-r [Celebrate Psi Phenomenon]
  • Un-Repent (with Lee Noyes) [Ideal State Recordings]

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Stefan Neville

Stefan Neville, The Man Behind Pumice And Stabbies And The Rocket Recordings Released An Unusually Titled Cd-R Under His Own Name In 2003.
You’re not welcome cd-r

Stefan Neville is the incredibly talented musician behind Pumice, as well as being the drummer for excellent Auckland punk group the Coolies, playing alongside Chris Knox in the Nothing and releasing material under his own name.

Discography (picks in bold)

  • The Day Tape Challenge Triple Cassette [1997 W/ Sugarjon And Ee Monk A Stabbies And The Rocket Recording]

  • Do Not Destroy/Destroy Only After 10 Years / Can Be Destroyed By Cd-R [2003 A Stabbies And The Rocket Recording]

  • Lathe-Cut 8″ [2005 W/ Richard Francis, Howard Stelzer, Clinton Watkins Cmr Cmr9]

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Nefarious

Discography (picks in bold)

  • Demono Ep [1991 Ima Hitt Hitt Me 22x]
  • 7 Inchs Of Evil Lathe-Cut 7″ [Self-Released]

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Noctuary

‘Not The Black Metal Band’ – But Rather The First Band Released On The Small Headshy Lathe-Cut Label.

Discography (picks in bold)

  • Four Steps To Successful Kite Flying 8″ Lathe-Cut Ep [Headshy Hs001]

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Negative Eh

Wellington trio.

Discography (picks in bold)

  • What The Fuck Is Fahrenheit Lathe-Cut [Posterity Wall]
  • Hotel Motel Lathe-Cut [Self-Released]
  • Oceanography 8″ Lathe-Cut Ep [Headshy Hs006]
  • Night And Day: ‘Where Ghosts Go To Die’/’And In The Air’ Lathe-Cut 7″ [Blue Silver]

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The Neighbours

Rick Bryant’s Almost Successful Early 80s Troup. Endless Touring The Company In The Company Of Trudi And Chris Green, Sam Ford, Ken James, Poss Cameron And Tim Robinson.

Discography (picks in bold)

  • The Only One You Need Ep [1982]

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