Nick ‘Harte’ Hodgson’s loud rock’n’roll outfit.
Started life as Tony Valens and the Incisions in the mid 90’s and were mostly concentrated on harsh primal dirges and noisy guitar flourishes – creating some absolutely brilliant sounds far outside the commercial scope of rock’n’roll.
Band competitions, a short-lived lead singer and the rock’n’roll revival brought changes to their sound, reverting to a more pop (but still incredibly loud) rock format, but Nick was unhappy and soon the band was changing again.
The result was the manic Let Terror Rain – Nick’s first attempt at adding vocals to his old blend of sonic mayhem, and it worked.
Thick guitar-dirges and sound-checking The Velvet Underground was the order of the day, and it looked like the band was onto a promising direction before Hodgson split the band (and Christchurch) to seek his fame with Auckland-based popsters The Brunettes, eventually settling with his own new band The Shocking Pinks.
The Incisions template did resurface again in 2004 as Black Albino, however this seems to have been a short-lived reunion of sorts (the group featuring Hodgson on guitar and MacDonald on drums played a support slot for Die! Die! Die! at the Jetset Lounge).
- Nick Hodgson (Guitar/Vocals/Drums, 199? – 200?)
- Ben Johnstone (Bass/Vocals, 199? – 2003)
- Brett Croft (Guitar, 199?)
- Tim MacDonald (Drums, 199? – 200?)
- Lynton Denovan (Drums, 200?)
- George Gossett (Keyboards, 200?)
- Karl Jensen (Bass/Vocals, 200?)
- Tony Valens and the Incisions Lathe-Cut 7″ EP (High Tension House)
- All the Greatest Hits of.. cassette (High Tension House, HTH015)
- Tony Valens and the Incisions (2002, Kato, KCD3)
- Let Terror Rain (2002, Kato, KCD005)
- thebigcity.co.nz’s review of Let Terror Rain