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147 Swordfish

One of the crop of great bands to surface for 1992’s Operation Music Storm competition 147 Swordfish made the finals coming second and impressing judges and audience with their well crafted sound and strongly melodic undercurrent. Songs like ‘love’ are… Read More »147 Swordfish

The Offbeats

Wellington based 7-piece ska band with a fairly large following, after a number of tracks on a variety of ska compilations, along with their own self-titled album and an ep. Discography just begun ep [1996] the offbeats [2000] Links BandCamp… Read More »The Offbeats

The Orange

Andrew Brough’s pre straitjacket fits rock outfit, much in line with his later dreamy guitar outfit Bike. The Orange were popular in Dunedin during their brief tenure in the mid 80s, though they were over-shadowed by the likes of the… Read More »The Orange


Biography Blenheim-based underground experimental musician of notorious repute: Outdated synthesizers, delay pedals and tape loops to shape plastic signal patterns and oblique modulations to evoke sprawling voids of nightmarish emptiness – Jim Haynes in the Wire issue 223 Has recorded… Read More »Omit


…nz underground solo artist shay j klink, combining hard hitting well composed drum machine programming, some well structured dark experimental mood intensities and pounding death/dark metal guitars – sampled and played. check it out – club bizarre Discography insainium [self-released]… Read More »Offline