The Wastrels

Biography

Peter Cooke, Anton Jenner, Johnny Brinson and Richard Hlavac. A short lived 4 piece who had an ep and an appearance on Pagan’s Kiwifruit Salad compilation under their belts before disappearing in 1984.

Anton Jenner was also in the Solatudes and the group regularly played alongside the Dance Exponents.

After winning a local band competition in 1982 the group recorded ‘The Jenner Affair’:

A TVNZ Shazam televised concert in May 1984 (with The Mockers, The Body Electric and Netherworld Dancing Toys) promised bigger things but momentum was finally lost when guitarist Peter Cooke fractured two fingers when an amplifier fell on him.

Audio Culture profile on The Wastrels

Members

  • Peter Cooke (Guitar/Vocals, 1982 – 1984)
  • Anton Jenner (Vocals, 1982 – 1984)
  • Johnny Brinson (Bass, 1982 – 1984)
  • Richard Hlavac (Drums, 1982 – 1984)

Discography

  • The Jenner Affair Ep [1983 Hit Singles Hitm010]

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YFC

Biography

Originally called Youth For Christ, just to piss off the local Christians, the band got told to change their name…. Or else. Their line-up was three piece, no guitar. Bassist/vocals – Johnathon Ogilvie, bassist/vocals – Grant Horsnell, and drummer Micheal Daily. The band performed throughout New Zealand teaming up with Children’s Hour for gigs. The band recorded and released one 6 song EP through Hit Singles, but split before they managed to release most of their best songs, including such favorites as ‘Black Train’ and ‘Waltz’. YFC were exceptionally inventive in their sound.

Both Daily and Horsnell went on to join Shaft‘s Micheal Williams in Sydney based This Cage. Ogilvie and Daily also started up Sydney based Leadleg who recorded and released a version of the YFC track ‘Waltz’ but the song was greatly altered from the original. Daily then joined former Jean-Paul Sartre Experience frontman Dave Mulcahy in a new three-piece called Eskimo alongside Dolphin‘s Rob Mayes.
Failsafe

In early 2005 however, the trio finally reconvened for the release of Failsafe‘s excellent Retrogenic series, playing a handful of live shows and releasing ‘Richochet’, a compiled anthology of unreleased or out of print YFC material.

Members

  • Johnathon Ogilvie (bass/vocals, 198?, 2004)
  • Grant Horsnell (bass/vocals, 198?, 2004)
  • Micheal Daily (drums, 198?, 2004)

Discography

  • Between Two Thieves EP [1984 Hit Singles Hit15]
  • Richochet [2005 Failsafe 062cd]

Nocturnal Projections

The Jefferies brothers (Graeme and Peter, both later of the Cakekitchen) original Palmerston North lo-fi post-punk outfit.
Quite removed from Peter’s dramatic later recordings, Nocturnal Projections were an immediate, scathing punk outfit (the line-up completed by Gordon Rutherford and Brett Jones) that forged their own venue, released their own albums, and generally ruled the roost in small-town Palmerston North.

Discography (picks in bold)

  • things that go bunt in the night [1981 emission]
  • another year ep [1982 hit singles HIT001]
  • nocturnal projections ep [1983 hit singles HIT003]
  • nerve ends in power lines [compilation 1995 raffmond]

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