The Puddle

A revolving line-up of a flying nun outfit – george henderson, lesley paris, norma o’malley, peter gutteridge, ross jackson, lindsay maitland, jenny crooks, rochard cotton, norman dufty and vikki wilkinson.
as george hendersons’ project the puddle are considered as possible [i]the[/i] great under-appretiated new zealand band, most probably hastened by the groups lack of recorded output and the notoriety of henderson himself over the years. thankfully in 2005 the group started to gain moment once more, with henderson again recording material, and the group performing live with more regularity. 2006 saw the release of songs for emily valentine on the powertool distribution label.
discography
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  • pop. lib [1986 live recording flying nun FN This 001 / PUD001] rn
  • live in the palm of your hand [live recording 1989 infinite regress IR977]
  • live at the teddy bear club [1991 live recording flying nun FN172]
  • into the moon / pop. lib [1992 flying nun FN164]
  • ‘thursday’/’too hot to be cool’ 7″ single [1993 flying nun FN278]
  • songs for emily valentine [2006 powertool PT047]

Music Videos

The Pterodactyls

jeffrey batts, martin kean, kenneth stewart and david ford.
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Psycho-Kat

from krkrkrk‘s website: “kattracks is best regarded as a kind of an overview of tracey pagey’s recorded work for krkrkrk between late 1993 & late 1996. most of her debut cassette album, 44 drunken nites krk008 (released june 1994), is reprised – as well as psycho-kat tracks recorded for various krkrkrk compilation tapes…
…diverse & inventive, kattracks combines electronic rythms, dirge guitar, keyboards & electro-acoustic textures in the creation of music ranging from ethereal chants of utmost delicacy to percussive explosions of industrial noise. tracey’s musical experiments, especially with synthesizers, metal percussion & percussion samples, are krkrkrk landmarks & anticipate many future developments.”


discography
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  • >44 drunken nites [1994 krkrkrk KRK008]
  • kattracks [compilation 2000 krkrkrk KRK101]

Age Pryor

wellington-based solo artist (and multi-instrumentalist) age pryor has slowly been gaining attention since the release of his sophmoric solo album city chorus. very downbeat and heartfelt in approach, pryor recorded the album with contributions from tessa rain (vocals), kerry wood (violin), nigel collins (cello) and one of new zealand’s finest jazz drummers (and now christchurch resident / surfing ussr drummer) – chris o’connor.
discography
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  • homerecordings: tess and adrian [2000 loop recordings LP015]
  • city chorus [2002 age pryor pryor001]

Pretty Wicked Head and the Desperate Men

shaun kirkpatrick, kane ker, vaughan burtenshaw, pablo kelly.
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  • new age savage [1990 bmg VPCD0852]

Precious

paul ewing, pete solinski, bernie gardner, glen rogers and bronwyn jones.
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Powerlounge

Christchurch-Based home-studio duo Geoff Cox (drums, bass, keyboards, writing and production) and Karl Jensen (guitars, bass, vocals and writing). Their ‘Anamalia’ EP features Poppy songs with jazzy overtones and is a promising debut independent release.
Discography
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  • Anamalia EP [2007]