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Moby Trip

acid-rock outfit from hamilton scene veterans ray (bass / vox) and john stroud (guitar / vox) and anthony van der puttin (drums). released on the tiny cranium records label (craig williamsons’ datura being the other band of note), moby trip’s… Read More »Moby Trip


Auckland based 6-piece rock band comprised of David Edtmaier (Guitar), Josh Guy (Guitar), Alan Treanor (Bass), Damian Hilt (Drums), and two vocalists – Chris Brebner and Daniel Ellery. The group spawned out of Heart Of Fifths in 2004, originally formed… Read More »Miscreant

Minus Two

Biography Written as ‘-2‘, as the name implies, the Terminals Stephen Cogle (Vocals / Acoustic Guitar), Mick Elborado (Organ) and John Christoffels (Bass) formed Minus Two as a side-project excluding Peter Stapleton and Brian Crook. Apparently most of the songs… Read More »Minus Two

The Moas

Pavid Pine, Jamie Mclennan, Damian Woodhouse and William Field. Discography Spaz Out 12″ EP [1987 Flying Nun Records FN076] Links BandCamp Page LastFM Photo’s on Flickr

The Mad Scene

Biography When Hamish Kilgour moved to New York in the early 90’s he immediately joined Bailter Space, but Mad Scene were to become his new band. Enlisting his partner Lisa Seagul, along with Bill Grestel and Robert Vickers – Mad… Read More »The Mad Scene


Biography Chirpy pop trio who started out in Dunedin and have since moved north to wellington. releasing albums through Arclife Records and Yellow-Eye, they’ve had a distinctly independent approach to recording and distribution, despite significant popularity on the b-net stations… Read More »Mestar

Mr. Pudding

One Half Of Pop Experimental Weirdo’S Wendyhouse, Bryce ‘Mr. Pudding’ Galloway Released His Solo Debut In 2001 With The Wonderfully Lo-Fi Instant Pudding. By 2004 Mr. Pudding Had Taken To The Streets With A Live Band, Performing As Mr. Pudding… Read More »Mr. Pudding


Biography Discography Laying It On The Table lathe cut [self-released] Links LastFM Photo’s on Flickr

Fiona McDonald

an iconoclastic lead-singer, fiona mcdonald has been the vocal point for both the strawpeople and later-era headless chickens – two of new zealand’s highest profile bands during the mid to late 90s. She has a saucy, dark vocal style and… Read More »Fiona McDonald

Maiden China

Christchurch Dance/Pop act from the mid 80s. Members included vocalist Raoul Bridges. Discography picks in bold heartbeat [1984 self-released] Music Videos TVNZ piece from 1984 on ChCh bands featuring Maiden China


partially improvisational rock outfit out of wellington comprised of foundation member mark williams, and currently joined by geoffrey trail and stephen clover. naming themselves after swell maps brilliant post-punk lp ‘a trip to marineville’ draws obvious conclusions, though the marineville… Read More »Marineville

Kara McKinney

Discography picks in bold they rest not double cdr [w/ witcyst, hauraki root don lonie for cash rdl094]


Demarnia Lloyd formed Mink in the early 90s, performing an eclectic mix of pop and rock with Jamaican and other more worldly influences (often varying towards folky styles). More skewered than her latter outfit Cloudboy, Mink were popular around Dunedin,… Read More »Mink