Anji Sami

Dunedin-Based singer songwriter type who made an impact in 2006 with several choice support slots and a mega-talented backing band.

Discography (picks in bold)

  • No major releases.

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SF

The short-lived Sean O’Rielly project that spawned a 7″ on Flying Nun, during their mid 90s side-project series (which also spawned Ghost Club, Spacious, and Chris Heazlewood‘s solo career).

Discography (picks in bold)

  • ‘Cat Face’/’Semi’/’Sleepy Hollow’ 7″ Single [1996 Flying Nun Fn357]

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Satellite Spies

Mark Loveys and Tommy Joy.

Discography (picks in bold)

  • Destiny In Motion [1986 Festival L38372]

Awards
RIANZ Awards 1985

  • Most Promising Group Of The Year: Satellite Spies

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Satina Saturnina

One-woman band of country-fied blues rock with a cd and 7″ on Andrew Tolley’s Kato label.

Discography (picks in bold)

  • ‘Annabelle’ / ‘Doll Valley’ 7″ Singlern[Kato Kato 8]

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Say Hi To Your Mom

Mysterious band associated with Powertool Records.

Discography (picks in bold)

  • Numbers And Mubles [2003 Pf00679]

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Say Yes To Apes

Say Yes To Apes were a bit of a notorious southern rock outfit formed by Kevin Smith (guitar / vocals – well-known for his tv acting), Pat Faigan (drums – Spacedust etc) and Steve Watson (bass / violin / synth), born out of the earlier Picnic Boys. Releasing a handful of home-made lo-fi tapes on their own TV Eye label, and eventually even some vinyl the boys developed a firm following with a shambolic approach to rock; with Smiths’ vocals at times recalling Lou Reed.

Later joined by Tim McCleod, Say Yes To Apes were the last and most successful of the TV Eye collective. TV Eye released Watsons’ Legacy Of Ears, and Smiths’ Hyphen-Smythe solo material, all with distinctive hand-scribbled sleeves and home-brewed production techniques. Each of these releases are now highly rare and thoroughly collectable, especially with Kevin Smiths’ tragic death in 2003.

Discography (picks in bold)

  • Who’s That [1983 TV Eye Apes001]

  • The Decline And Fall Of Say Yes To Apes [1984 TV Eye Apes003]

  • The Brainshake Cassette [1984 W/ The Impeccable Nasals TV Eye]

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Scavengers

High-profile first wave Auckland punk outfit (archivists declare them THE original New Zealand punk outfit) who actually evolved out of the 1b Darlings, a glitter and glam r’n’b cover act dating back to 1976 comprised of Michael Simmons (soon to be Mike Lesbian – vocals), Marlon Hart (Mal Licious – bass), Simon Monroe (Des Truction – drums) and Paul Cooke (Johnny Volume – guitar). During late ’76 and 77 the band laid low, practising and cultivating their attack on new zealand, with a slew of imported british singles as their inspiration.

With the explosion of punk in New Zealand in min ’77, they steeped forward into the limelight, bringing the punk spectacle to Auckland along with the Suburban Reptiles, and brought out a couple of singles (including the fantastic anthem ‘Mysterx’ – later used in a telecom ad!, and the even better ‘True Love’), featured on the AK79 compilation. In the early 80s the Scavs had a number of line-up changes, eventually renaming themselves the Marching Girls and then relocating to Melbourne – producing an underwhelming EP.

They eventually had an album produced post-humously (from their some-what limited recordings) in 2003 with their self-titled (Scavengers) release.

Discography (picks in bold)

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Schawami

Secret Safari intended to debut in ’97, but the covers for this took over 6 months to handpaint, so it surfaced in may ’98. Solo recordings with sparse guitar cutting through didgeridoo drone on the first track, then going it alone on recordings taken from a solo live to air broadcast.
Secret Safari

Discography (picks in bold)

  • ‘The Great Southern Dogfight’ / ‘Mycelium Skyson’ 8″ [1998 Secret Safari 01 Cone]

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Schnell Fenster

Phil Judd and Noel Crombie’s (along with Nigel Griggs and Michael Den Elzen) post Split Enz outfit.

Discography (picks in bold)

  • The Sound Of Trees [1988 EMI Emc790929]

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School Of Meat

Wellington punk hardcore with Aidan and Nathan (both ex-Killtrain), Ryan and Simon.

Discography (picks in bold)

  • Enrol Today EP [2000 Day Job Records Djrcd001]

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