Cane Slide

Biography

Auckland based 3 piece pop-rock band band formed in 1996 featuring Andy Moore (The Letter 5), Boyd Thwaites (The Lils) and Nicola Rush that released two albums and were include on the (excellent) Dollar Mixture compilation.

Luckily scored a support slot for Pavement and played at both the Big Day Out (the year it rained) and the disastrous Sweetwaters festival.

The songs feature a variety of instruments. Pianos, bells and xylophones augment stripped back guitars, bass and drums to produce an elemental rock sound, evocative of the 1960’s – yet firmly placed in the new millennium.
– John Ten Velde: On a review of Stop Look Listen from NetCD

Members

  • Andy Moore (Guitar/Vocals/Piano/Bells/Organ/Synth, 199?)
  • Boyd Thwaites (Bass/Vocals/Vibes, 199?)
  • Nicola Rush (Drums/Vocals, 199?)

Discography

  • Kamikaze 7″ Lathe-Cut (1995, Cane, CANE001)
  • Lunatic Fringe 7″ Lathe-Cut EP (1996?, Cane, CANE002)
  • Tone Down 7″ Lathe-Cut EP (1996?, Cane, CANE003)
  • Shoes 7″ Lathe-Cut (1996?, Cane, CANE004)
  • Sloppy Pop Wars (1997 W/ Cabbage Bomber, Humbucker)
  • Stop Look Listen (1999, Wrong)

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The Lils

Biography

Formed in August 89 The Lils were an Auckland based group originating from Christchurch.

Two New Zealand tours, one cassette EP and an album later, their sound is undeniably true to their roots. The Lils have been described as “high octane, polished guitar pop” and this aptly described features that make The Lils stand out.

There is a definite vein of controlled power driving this melodic based band and the tightness with which the band deliver their songs while managing to maintain that rawness and “edge”, only helps to show this bands vision more clearly.

The perfect pop song? maybe.

Lodestone sees the culmination of a years hard work by the band to capture an albums worth of material and deliver it hot to the public. it was recorded and mixed in four different studios.

– Rob Mayes of Failsafe Records

Members

  • Boyd Thwaites (Bass, 1989 – 1994)
  • Darcy Thwaites (Guitar/Vocals, 1989 – 1994)
  • James Anderson (Drums, 1989 – 1994)
  • Carl James (Vocals/Guitar, 1989 -1992)

Discography

  • Lodestone (1991, Failsafe Records SAFE018)

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