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Figure 60


Heavy free-noise-metal from Auckland 3, occasionally expanded to a 4 piece with the addition of Constant Pain’s Cameron Bain.

Stu (Schmidt – Crawlspace Records) tapped Auckland trio Figure 60 for the second single after hearing ‘Rain Is Poison’ on their 1993 tape Bludger. ‘Rain Is Poison’ sounded like Bob Mould’s Sugar with simple catchy words that rode the instrumental surge and we wanted it on vinyl.

The group bristled and came back with the noisy twang of ‘Six Days On The Road’, which they set to a cowboy road lyric written by David Rush, the group’s creative pulse.

Figure 60 was a constant live presence in Auckland, first as a trio with bass player Darren McShane then a sometime four piece with Cameron Bain and finally a core duo of guitarist Rush and drummer/ singer Nicholas Clarke. Crawlspace went on to release Figure 60’s ‘Kraftfirp’ b/w ‘Neuing Me, Neuing You’ lathe cut double 7”.

AudioCulture profile of Crawlspace Records



  • Bludger EP (1991, F60)
  • Kraftfirp EP (1995, F60)
  • No Fi (1995, f60)
  • Six days on the road 7″ EP (Crawlspace, SPACE002)
  • ‘Kraftfirp’/’Neuing me, Neuing you’ 7″ lathe-cut (Crawlspace)
  • Land Sharks (1997, Earwig Studios)


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