Six Volts

Carrying on from Four Volts, Six Volts added Steve Roche and David Long to the original line-up of David and Anthony Donaldson, Neill Duncan and Janet Roddick.

Discography (picks in bold)

  • Something’s Burning [As 4 Volts 1986 Braille Brai5]
  • The Hills Are Alive [1989 Braille Brai9]
  • Stretch [1991 Braille / Jayrem L30608]

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Soggy Porridge

Discography (picks in bold)

  • Slurp Track EP [1983 Jayrem JAY111]

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Tin Syndrome

Mark Austin, David Long, Peter Robinson, Malcolm Reid and Kevin McGill.
They were maybe the hippest band in Wellington around 1981-82. Their records aren’t a good reflection.
– JM

Discography (picks in bold)

  • The Tin Syndrome Ep [1983 Jayrem Jay109]
  • No Ordinary Sickness [1985 Jayrem Jay319]

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Tokyo

Barry White, Paul Mcglauchlin, Stefan Lavington, Charles Schultz and Scott Wylie.

Discography (picks in bold)

  • Touch Road [1984 Jayrem Jay313]

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Unrestful Movements

Glen, Pam, Tim, Grenville. Put out a couple of EPs on Jayrem, along with a track on the popular Barking Up The Right Tree compilation.

Discography (picks in bold)

  • Unrestful Movements 12″ EP [1982 Jayrem JAY102]
  • Q:Are You A Fireman? 12″ Mini-Album [1983 Jayrem JAY108]

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Working With Walt

One of Jan Hellreigel‘s short-lived mid 80s troups, along with brother Rob, Kevin Fielden, Mark Petersen and David Wood. Put out an EP on Jayrem before Jan moved on to make it big solo.

Discography (picks in bold)

  • 5 Sides Ep [1985 Jayrem Jay135]

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Strikemaster

Originally a three-piece from Featherston in the Wairarapa district – Strikemaster were a rock outfit with a grounding in the blues and were initially comprised of Paul Cullen (Lead Guitar/Vocals), Steve Elliott (Bass Guitar/Lead Vocals), John Prentice (Drums) and later joined by Ray Parapara (Lead and Rhythm Guitar/Vocals). After their 1984 live album, the bands members went on to form Strait Street and Circus Block Four.

Discography (picks in bold)

  • Good’N’Ready [Live Recording 1984 Jayrem Jay311]

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Actors

Graham Carman (Bass, Vocals), Russ Mattar (Drums), Lance Wiltshire (keyboards, Vocals) and Greg White (Vocals, Guitar). Released a single and an EP on Jayrem in 1984.

Discography (picks in bold)

  • Since Sunday 7″ [1984 Jayrem JAY719]
  • The Actors 12″ EP [1984 Jayrem JAY119]

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Naked Spots Dance

Early 80s Wellington Post-Punk Outfit In The Style Of The Au Pairs, Featuring Kate Walker, Stephen Norris, Matthew Fisher And Katherine Mcrae, And For A Short-Period Future Oscar Winner (And Member Of The Wallsockets) Frances Walsh.
The ‘5 Love Songs’ Ep Is Excellent, A Very Jagged And Fragmented Take On Post-Punk Where The Guitar Floats In And Out Of Thick Bass Grooves, And At Times Threatens To Explode – Later Culminating In An Almost-Psychadelic Styled Breakdown At The End Of The Ep.

Discography (picks in bold)

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