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Discography picks in bold battletruck lathe cut [2000 a stabbies and the rocket recording]

The Doomed

Biography Perhaps the closest to true English punk of the original Christchurch Mollett Street scene. The Doomed formed in June [1977] around the guitar / bass duo of Ian Costello and Pete McKelvie, who were joined a few weeks later… Read More »The Doomed

Dead Centre

nelson diy punk. formed in 1988, as a four piece. split 1990. reformed 1993, as a three piece, same members, minus singer. vocals now by mike and rik. split again 1998. members – mike – guitars/vocals, rik – drums/vocals, jon… Read More »Dead Centre


dodge is johannes contag – the german born, but new zealand-based multi-instrumentalist solo artists and founding member of both mink and cloudboy. after discovering synths at an early age, contag was a major part of the slacker pop of 1990s… Read More »Dodge

David Kilgour

This week I got to interview one of my idols – New Zealand Music legend David Kilgour; who’s song-writing, singing and guitar-work has been a cornerstone of the New Zealand sound since the Clean first surfaced in 1979.Tell me about… Read More »David Kilgour


dickthephone are (usually) the bluesy punk duo of sean norling (guitar and vocals) and georgina may (drums), thoroughly scattered and bombastic dunedinites with a handful of brief 3′ cd-r’s under their belts. punky damaged rawk and scrawl from futurians cohorts… Read More »Dickthephone


fine free-rock garage-drone from new zealanders kim pieters, adria morgan, and sara stephenson. guitars feedback strum clang – drums pound freely – an occasional melody blossoms and quickly wilts a few other sounds are employed. this music is noisy in… Read More »Doramaar


Mid 90s outfit from the legendary Roy Montgomery, joined by former Remarkables guitarist [and fellow Christchurch resident] Chris Heaphy. Their excellent Third Album From The Sun features contributions from heavyweights John Chrisstoffels (cello, drums – the Terminals), Kaye Woodward (guitar,… Read More »Dissolve

Dr Fil

Discography picks in bold experienced tape hobbyist cassette [a stabbies and the rocket recording]

Danse Macabre

post-punk / new-wave outfit from the early 80s and made up of nigel russell, wes prince, ralph crump and roddy carlson. russell eventually went on to form car crash set. Discography picks in bold between the lines ep [1981 reaction… Read More »Danse Macabre


Melodic guitar textural band from a musically-reborn Roy Montgomery, who was noteably absent from the New Zealand music scene after the demise of the Pin Group in the early 80s. Kim Pieters sparse vocals add a lot to their charismatic… Read More »Dadamah


live independent black metal act that even managed a support slot for pantera back in 2001. originally formed in 1992 after the demise of guitar/vocalist xanataph’s former band bloodwych, with a succession of line-ups eventually settling jude (guitar), jim (bass)… Read More »Daemon


delphy sprung into existence after members kevin stokes – guitar/vocals, rob mayes – bass/guitar, and tracy thompkins – drums, decided to change their name from dolphin due to the number of london based bands with that word in their name.… Read More »Delphy


Biography Dynamic, flowing rock with electronic influences and dark musical overtones. basically the one-man project of former Doublehappys / Straightjacket Fits frontman Shayne Carter, Dimmer spent the best part of 5 years living off the expectations that their solitary debut… Read More »dimmer