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 Kirsty has since been replaced by Leo on keys, and the band have been touring the country with a slick, professional rock’n’roll show as part of Blinks’ infamous series of A Low Hum shows (as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.

Discography (picks in bold)

  • ‘Ray Gun’/’Up On Your Heels’ Cd Single [2003 Rock-O-TronicRock! 3001]

  • Blood And Bones [2005 Wildside]



wellington based garage surf-punk band made up of marty squire (guitar/vocals), dave geard (drums), luke benge (keyboards) and jules desmond (bass). guitarists johnny kofoed and liam finn (also of betchadupa) and bassist dave benge have all been one-time members of the line-up which squire disbanded in 2002, resurfacing with the shining path later in the year. marty squire has since gone on to form theĀ accelerants.


picks in bold