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Biography Formed in 1994 the four piece Chicane rapidly gained a strong following in their home town of Christchurch. The band features the vocal and guitar talents of Dean Chiplin who was last seen on the Failsafe Records label on the… Read More »Chicane


Biography Melodic pop four-piece Chameleon was formed by Jazz School students Leigh Franklin and Julian Marchant late in 1993. Drummer Bevan Davison and keyboardist turned bassist Mike completed the lineup. This was soon to change with Greig Bainbridge coming on… Read More »Chameleon

Brian Crook

brian crook has had a long and varied career in the new zealand underground scene. initially as a guitarist in seminal christchurch post-punk outfit scorched earth policy in the early to mid 1980s, then with the max block, and as… Read More »Brian Crook


Biography Formed by Tom Watson (Head Like A Hole) and Craig Terris (Hell Is Other People), and later joined by Dave Fraser and Paul Trigg. A poppy country-tinged indie-rock outfit that formed in 2000 in Wellington (when Watson and Terris’… Read More »Cassette

Carriage H

Biography Now defunct Dunedin guitar-texturalists (in the High Dependency Unit vein) that created loud, driving rock that tread the line between post-rock and heavy-metal while still in their mid teens. The group consisted of Tim ‘Tiddy’ Smith and the duo of… Read More »Carriage H

Car Crash Set

Biography 3-piece Auckland new wave act from the early/mid 80’s featuring Nigel Russell (Spelling Mistakes, Danse Macabre), David Bulog and Trevor Reekie, though they went through many other members. After an EP and an album the band disbanded with Russell… Read More »Car Crash Set

Channel Four

Biography An early pop punk band featuring Eugene Butcher (later of Desperate Measures and Evasive Action), David Gent and Michael Harrallambi (both of Dance Exponents). Never saw this band but ‘You Were The One‘ (Failsafe Records‘ ‘Accident‘ compilation) is a… Read More »Channel Four


vehicle for the song writing talents of john kelcher and blair parkes. the bands line-up featured parkes (ex-letter 5 – guitar / vocals), john kelcher (sneaky feelings – guitar / vocals), bert aldridge (drums), and dean aldridge (bass). the band… Read More »Creeley

The Cartoon

Biography Members Brendan Kaufman Chris Verryt Steven Price Peter Brebner Discography The Cartoon (1995, Metro Marketing, MCD2465) Links  

Cynthia Should

forming in 1989, cynthia should were a dunedin-based accessible pop outfit who released material on the yellow-eye label at a relaxed pace, with the group finally releasing their debut full-length as a tribute to departed drummer gary ‘mutton’ munro in… Read More »Cynthia Should

Cosa Nostra

daniel barnes and trevor reekie. Discography picks in bold this thing is ours [1995 antenna ANT001]

Curragh and Thompson

the duo of nathan thompson and mark curragh, who also make up half of sandoz lab technicians and release material through their blunt instrumentals label. Discography picks in bold days and nights of rain lathe-cut 7″ ep [blunt instrumentals bint010]

Jay Clarkson

Biography Strong female vocalist and the front-woman of a number of dependable (if never successful) kiwi acts (They Were Expendable aka The Expendables, and the Rheineck award winning Breathing Cage), stretching right back to the mid 80’s. She’s since gone… Read More »Jay Clarkson