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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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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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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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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Neil Robinson

Biography

Neil Robinson was formed in March of 2006 by Chris Young (The Insurgents),  Josh Black (The Blow Charlie) and Hayden Williams (Hype!) Рall 3 known within the Christchurch All-Ages music scene thanks to their previous groups.

The band display a tight, upbeat indie pop sound based around Young’s quirky lyrics.

Taking their name from a local graphic artist and former band-mate of all three members, the trio found immediate success, winning the 2006 Smoke-Free Rock-Quest finals within 6 months of forming. The trio picked up $10,000 worth of gear, a single recorded at York Street Studios, and a video courtesy of New Zealand On Air.

Members

  • Chris Young (Vocals/Guitar, 2006)
  • Josh Black (Bass/Keyboards, 2006)
  • Hayden Williams (Drums, 2006)

Discography

  • Smoke-Free Rock-Quest 2006 (2006, Warner Music)

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Nemesis Dub Systems

Early Wildside Outfit Comprised Of Future Uni-Tone Hi-Fi Duo (And Production Wizards) Angus Mcnaughton And Joost Langeveld.

Discography (picks in bold)

  • Roundhouse 12″ Ep [1991 Wildside20097]

  • A Multitrack Situation [1992 Deepgrooves]

  • Nemesis Dub Systems Cassette [1995 Deepgrooves C20097]

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The Nerve

Discography (picks in bold)

  • Gobby [1995 Fridge]

  • ‘Captain America’/’Executive Bathroom Key’ Lathe-Cut 7″ [Self-Released]

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Neoteric Tribesman

James, Nigel And Richard.

Discography (picks in bold)

  • Old And New [1982 Sausage]

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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]

Discography (picks in bold)

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Nesian Mystik

Auckland Pop-Outfit With R’N’B, Reggae And Hip-Hop Overtones And A Thoroughly Laid-Back, Grandma Friendly Style. Nesian Mystik Will Forever Be Known (Along With Elemeno P) For Their Overwhelming Ties To Coca-Cola, Not To Mention The Massive Over-Exposure That Led To. A Young, Family-Values Prientated 5-Piece Of Donald Mcnulty, Awanui Reeder, Junior Rikiau, David Atai And Feleti Strickson-Pua, The Group Hit The Lime-Light In 2002 With Their Hit Nesian Style And Eventual Follow-Up For The People, Which Went On To Win An Apra Silver Scroll For Their Efforts In 2003.

Discography (picks in bold)

  • Polysaturated [2002 Bounce99292]

  • Brothaz Cd Single [2003 Bounce 99683]

Awards Etc
Apra Awards 2003


  • Silver Scroll Nesian Mystik: ‘For The People’

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