Zed

Biography

Schlocky popsters Adrian Palmer (Drums), Ben Campbell (Bass, Vocals) and Nathan King (vocals, guitar), signed straight out of Cashmere High School (Christchurch) to make horribly atonal pop music (under Kiwi legend Ray Columbus’s management) thats all hook and non-substance. They then went on to add guitarist Andy Lynch, then soundtrack some American ‘teen’ flicks, and now they get their lyrics written by (Weezer’s) River Cuomo. Ughh. The group broke up around 2004 with lead singer King going on to start his own solo career.

Members

  • Adrian Palmer (drums, 199?-2004)
  • Ben Campbell (bass/vocals, 199?-2004)
  • Nathan King (vocals/guitar, 199?-2004)
  • Andy Lynch (guitar, 200?-2004)

Discography

  • Silencer [2000 Universal Nz 0140382]
  • This Little Empire [2004 Interscope 9813413]

Awards

Rianz Awards 2000

  • Album Of The Year: Silencer
  • Top Group: Zed
  • Top Male Vocalist: Nathan King

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The Bleeders

Biography

Auckland hardcore / punk outfit that reached peak popularity around 2004.

Boasting a line up of musicians all of whom have had vast experience as part of the New Zealand punk / hardcore scene in such acts as DSM, Evil Priest, Malcontent, Smooth Jimmies, Kid Nuisance & AOV

Playing live regularly through-out 2003 and 2004, the band built up a sizable following, even winning their way through on the corporate-sponsored ‘Coke Launch-Pad’ promotional junket, along with performances across New Zealand on the Orientation Tour and at the 2004 Big Day Out in Auckland.

The Bleeders got a huge boost in later 2004 with the release of the So Lonely single – which shot to prominence on the New Zealand chart, despite a rather limp-wristed hook, an overt emo attempt at hardcore.

Members

  • Angelo Munro (Vocals, 2002 – 2007)
  • Ian King (Guitar, 2002 – 2007)
  • Hadleigh Donald (Guitar, 2002 – 2007)
  • Gareth Stack (Bass, 2002 – 2007)
  • George Clark (Drums, 2002 – 2007)

Discography

  • A Bleeding Heart EP (2003, Elevenfiftyseven, 1157 010)
  • So Lonely CD Single (2004, Elevenfiftyseven, 1157 011)
  • The Bleeders (2005, Elevenfiftyseven, CASA004)
  • Out Of Time CD Single (2005, Universal, 9873073)
  • As Sweet As Sin (2006, Universal, 9855477)
  • Bleeders (2007, Universal, 1753022)

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