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Ex-Livids Andrew Carey and Regan O’Brien, producing lowkey underground releases, described as ‘Gorgeous, unusual melodic instrumentals from two Palmerston North cousins. Features guitar, drums, noise and piano’ by Crawlspace. Discography ‘Sturdy’/’Avondale Race Ten’/’Epiphyte Rain’ 7″ Lathe-Cut [1997 Spotty Dog 16… Read More »Trough

Tom Bosley Experience

The excellently named (after the actor who played father figure howard ‘Mister C’ Cunnigham on Happy Days) duo of Peter Lewis and Sean Murgatroyd. Former Tauranga lads, now settled in Auckland and making twisted home-brew electro-pop, heavy on ambient and… Read More »Tom Bosley Experience


Biography 80’s post-punk with a big, Joy Division-influenced bass sound that released a pretty sloppy EP on Flying Nun Records. Dieneke Jansen (later of Queen Meanie Puss), Mark Webster and Peter Moerenhout. Members Dieneke Jansen (Guitar/Vocals, 1988?) Mark Webster (Bass,… Read More »Teeth

2 Foot Flame

Peter Jefferies, Michael Morley and Jean Smith (American singer-songwriter behind Mecca Normal) project, who released a couple of dark, but unfortunately unfocused albums on high profile American indie label Matador in the mid 90s.

The Terminals

After a 12-year recorded absense, the Terminals finally return! One of Christchurch’s most-loved underground bands, the Terminal’s have laid dormant, playing one-off shows every year or so since their Flying Nun Records days, but with Brian Crook resurfacing back up… Read More »The Terminals


Graham Fordyce, Diana Giles and Chris Colvin. Discography Wall Of Waiarapa [1987 Sounth Indies Soin10287] Links BandCamp Page Photo’s on Flickr


Dean Roberts, Dion Workman and Paul Douglas. Discography Thela Triple 8″ Lathe-Cut [1995 Ecstatic Peace E#53] Argetina 8″ Lathe-Cut [1996 Ecstatic Peace E#88] Links BandCamp Page LastFM Photo’s on Flickr

Trinity Roots

Wellington based Reggae / Soul / Funk / Jazz outfit spawned out of the cities early 2000s jam sessions. They’ve since become a very concise, song-orientated unit (leaving their member-sharing outfit Fat Freddys Drop to the more free-form approach) and… Read More »Trinity Roots


Discography ‘Don’t Deceive Me’/’The Witch’ 7″ Single [1982 Flying Nun Records FN009] Links BandCamp Page LastFM Photo’s on Flickr

The Tutts

Auckland 5-piece pop-rock group who exploded in 2006 thanks to the annoyingly catchy riff and video placement of their single ‘K’, which was omnipresent through-out the year. The group released their sole album Get in the Club in 2008 before… Read More »The Tutts


Graeme, Rachel, Big Ross, Little Ross, Steve and Mark. Discography Lurid [1994 Globule Gr-H-001] Links BandCamp Page LastFM Photo’s on Flickr

Tokey Tones

The now defunct band Polaar brought together Scott Mannion and Li-Ming Hu (of Shortland St fame), who originally formed as Plasticene Recording Projects. Their plan was to form a new project every year, putting out at least two albums with… Read More »Tokey Tones

Tall Dwarfs

Biography After Toy Love (the bastard son of The Enemy) disintegrated in 1980, Chris Knox and Alec Bathgate were so fed up with the ‘band’ approach to making music, that they formed The Tall Dwarfs as a performing collective absolutely… Read More »Tall Dwarfs


Rock Power-Trio from Christchurch City, announced in late 2011 as one of the revitalized Flying Nun Records records new signings. Led by guitar-slinger Joe Sampson, with productive drumer Matt Scobie (Undercurrents, Black Market Art, Planet of the Tapes) and bassist… Read More »T54