The Accelerants


Wellington based rock’n’roll 4-piece who evolved out of the Shining Path, originally with the line-up of Marty Squire (Guitar/Vocals – Formerly Of D-Super), John Douglas (Bass – Ex-Marineville), Kirsty (Organ) and and the show-stealing Ricky Boyd (Drums – Ex-Canvas).

Kirsty has since been replaced by Leo on keys, and the band have been touring the country with a slick, professional rock’n’roll show as part of Blinks’ infamous series of A Low Hum shows (as well as supporting Fur Patrol). Expect their debut in late 2004 on Wildside.


  • Marty Squire (Guitar/Vocals)
  • John Douglas (Bass)
  • Kirsty (Organ)
  • Ricky Boyd (Drums)
  • Luke Hutching (Bass)
  • Leo Francis (Keyboards)
  • Graeme Cummack (Guitar)


  • Ray Gun CD Single (2003,┬áRock-O-Tronic, Rock3001)
  • Blood And Bones (2005, Wildside Records)




slick 3-piece pop-rock outfit who formed at hillmorton high school in christchurch, before relocating to wellington in the late 90s (and eventually breaking up in mid-2002). comprised of michael carpinter (gat, vox), ricky boyd and wellington native greg pawsey (bass).
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  • open up ep [2001]