- Sjionel Timu (Guitar / Vocals, 1997 – 1999?)
- Liz Matthews (Drums, 1997 – 1999?)
- Penny Collins (Bass / Vocals, 1997 – 1999?)
- The Revenge of the Revengers 7″ Lathe Cut Single (1997, Pink Air, PINKAIR007)
Improv-heavy duo Stella Corkery (Sweetcakes, Queen Meanie Puss) and Alan Holt making a variety of different noises in all sorts of directions. Featuring Corkery’s drumming, plus guitar and electronics, many of the duo’s releases so far have been odes (so far to Sun Ra, Christchurch film-maker Paul Jones and the legendary Billy TK), all captured by the upstart Pink Air label.
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Auckland 3-piece indie group who featured on Fast Food Records ‘Christmas On The Rocks’ compilation, as well as putting out an EP in 2003 which was subsequently remixed and released on the Pink Air label.
Known for their quirky live touches (when supporting the likes of Mercury Rev and Trans-Am), the band split up later in 2003, with Kane going on to join the first incarnation of spazz-punk outfit Die! Die! Die!.
The current alias of Stella Corkery, now firmly established in an ever-expanding Auckland punk scene (under the Girl Alliance.. err.. alliance) that includes the likes of the Coolies and Corkery’s White Saucer and Fake Purr). Initially recording a lathe-cut of just pure drums and percusion, Sweetcakes has since expanded into a full ‘guitar, electronics, drums and kids toys’ sound for subsequent releases.
Discography (picks in bold)
All girl Auckland four-piece and part of the trendy new Girl Alliance pop-punk set, fronted by Brenda Dwayne and featuring New Zealand underground veteran Stella Corkery (Queen Meanie Puss / Angelhead).
So far they have a couple of lathe cut releases to their name, and are described as:
‘Catchy and primal rock with a touch of outsider class’
– Pink Air / Girl Alliance.
Girl-crew (and Kerikeri residences) Jewl of Bessamoocho‘s Liz Matthews and Penny Collins joined by a third member named Amy and playing the kind of pop-punk making a strong return in Auckland.
Released a real vinyl 7″ single on the start-up Girl Alliance label.
Girl Alliance followed shortly after and was a different thing altogether. It was a purely Riot Grrl label but this did not mean the music wasn’t experimental. When I first heard Kerikeri band Goldifox they really hit me over the head. On the first listen I immediately realized it was the sound I had been waiting to hear from a group of NZ girls for years. Kind of a mixture of The Clean, The Germs and Bikini Kill. I felt they were important and needed to be documented on vinyl. There was also a purity in their form. They were teenage girls from a small town in NZ, lo fi recordings made on a ghetto blaster in their bedrooms. Their vision was clear.
– Stella Corkery in Tom Tom Mag