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highly political, yet brilliantly melodic and evocative all-maori band focused on pacific style guitar and percussion (and ever changing line-up included dilworth karaka, charles, tumahai, thom nepia, morrie watene, tama lundon, gordon joll and tama renata). infamously released the killer… Read More »Herbs


headcrash are the christchurch-based 4-piece of petra hoggarth (vocals, bass), sarah james (guitar), sean bennetts (guitar) and toby ricketts (drums). a co-ed dark rock group lead by hoggarth’s vocals and bennetts accomplished guitar, after forming in the late 90s as… Read More »Headcrash

Horror Magnet

auckland based four-piece – liz (drums), helen (bass), riki (guitar) and duncan (keyboards). Discography picks in bold “13:13” split cd-r [2004 w/ the futurians specification 002]

Chris Heazlewood

Biography Fuzz-guitar god Chris Heazlewood had been a visible part of the New Zealand underground for at least a couple years prior to meeting Celia Mancini in Dunedin back in 1991 (and thereby forming the legendary King Loser). In Sferic… Read More »Chris Heazlewood

Hiss Explosion

Excellent two-man band that evolved out of old-school Christchurch Lo-Fi pioneers Squirm featuring Mike Hex (aka Mike Brassell, the head honcho of the Arc Life record label at the time) on guitar, backed by Peter Mitchell.

Hex moved the two-piece south to Dunedin in the early 00’s, and continued to be a pioneer of the south island Lo-Fi scene, incorporating simple delay techniques, open chords and melodic singing to create a beautifully sparse sound.


Discography picks in bold rest not/they come when you sleep cassette [w/ witcyst root don lonie for cash rdl045] they rest not double cdr [w/ witcyst, kara mckinney root don lonie for cash rdl094]