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The Magick Heads

Biography

Reading like a kind of second generation super-band, The Magick Heads were more of a Robert Scott (The Bats / The Clean) and Jane Sinnott vehicle than any such premise.

Even with both 3Ds guitarists in Dave Saunders and Dave Mitchell, The Magick Heads retained Scott’s jangly touches, with a distinct down on the farm approach.

Flanked by Jim and Richard Strang and Alan Starett, The Magick Heads we’re highly productive (Scott’s never been a slouch when it comes to writing songs), and managed the odd good tune here or there, but it all seemed a bit.. lesser than what the collective members were capable of.

Members

  • Robert Scott (Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, Bass)
  • Jane Sinnott (Chimes, Guitar, Tambourine, Vocals)
  • David Saunders (Guitar)
  • Jim Strang (Drums)
  • Richard Strang (Bass)
  • Alan Starett (Accordion, Cello, Hammer Dulcimer, Violin)
  • David Mitchell (Drums, Guitar)

Discography

  • ‘The Back Of Her Hand’/’Don’t Worry Son’/’Hear From You’ 7″ Single [1992 Flying Nun Records FN224]
  • Before We Go Under [1995 Flying Nun Records FN290]
  • Woody [1998 Flying Nun Records FN391]
  • ‘Dragon Jellyfish’ Live Cassette [1998 Every Secret Thing EST38]
  • Lazy Ways EP [1998 Dark Beloved Cloud DBC211]
  • Transvection [2000 Dark Beloved Cloud DBC222]

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Onanon

Biography

The popular 4-piece of Glen Ross (guitar/vocals), Karen McLean (bass/guitar/vocals), Ants Anema (drums/vocals) and Donald Ferns (guitar/bass/vocals) have been making what they describe as a mix of ‘The Clean, The 3Ds and Bailter Space and the DIY punk ethic of the early days of Flying Nun Records to spew forth their own greasy amalgam of guitar noise, catchy melody, and distinctive weirdness’, and their excellent performances so far certainly point in that direction.

They self released a CDr EP, before an album proper in 2004, and have been associated with Aucklands’ Powertool Records label (though their releases have come out on their own ‘Madfishwish’ imprint). The group took what may be a permanent break some time around 2009.

Members

  • Glen Ross (Guitar/Vocals)
  • Karen McLean (Bass/Guitar/Vocals)
  • Ants Anema (Drums/Vocals)
  • Donald Ferns (Guitar/Bass/Vocals)

Discography

  • Quarterpack cd-r EP (2002, Self-released)
  • Hang on, i’m still mutating (2004, Madfishwish, MFW003)
  • Sneepy EP (2006, Madfishwish, MFW004)

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