Voom

Dating way back to the early 80s when still in university, Voom have been the duo of Andrew Buzz Moller and Andrew Mac Mackaskill. It took a heck of a long time before much actually emerged from the band, with a couple of lo-fi song getting radio play throughout the early 90s, thanks to the intrepid Kiwi Hit Disc compilations. It wasn’t until 1998 that Voom finally released their debut album, with Dan Manetto replacing Bill Kerton and Chris Mckibben (who had propped up the bands ryhthm section in the mid 90s).

Then with the release of their album and finally some commercial success, Andrew Mckaskill left the band – Manetto switching to drums to fill his spot. Since then the band has gone through a couple bass players (Mareea Paterson has come and gone, replaced by Rich Mixture – Shaft), and continued a low-key existence.

Big changes were afoot in 2006 as Mackaskill finally left the group, with Moller now leading a new lineup featuring Nick Buckton (Bass), Murray Fisher (Guitar – Gooshirt) and Mike Beehre (Drums). Lil Chief came to the party to release vooms long-time coming sophmoric effort Hello, Are You There, as the group toured the country with A Low Hum.

Discography (picks in bold)

  • Now I Am Me [1998 Antenna Ant008]
  • ‘Relax; Cd Single [1998 Antenna Ant010]
  • Hello, Are You There? [2006 Lil Chief Lcr016]

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The Vortex Brothers

Allen Walley, Paul Parkhouse And Leigh Perry. Put out an EP in the mid 90s on their own label.

Discography (picks in bold)

  • Pick A Winner Ep [1995 Vortex Productions VORTEX1]

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Vortex Victims

Palmerston North 4-trackers with releases on Spotty Dog in the mid to late 1990s.

Discography (picks in bold)

  • Hard Of Hearing No. 3 Cassette [1995 W/ Paranymph / Dog Tooth Violet Spotty Dog 09 Spots]
  • Willy Willy And The Gobermouche Cassette [1995 Spotty Dog 10 Spots]

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