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The Wild Poppies

Alan Carter, Andrew Young, Nick Taylor, Ian Hopkins, Robert Axford and Richard Geismar. Discography Heroine [1987 Poppie Pr02] Links BandCamp Page LastFM Photo’s on Flickr


recorded in one night during november 1998 in palmerston north, new zealand. a live to tape improvisation featuring paul hirst (bass), simon clough (tapes), and carolyn hicks (bowed bass). a delicious mix of improvised sounds, from dark drones to stuttered… Read More »Pasica

Darcy Clay

Inspired, chaotic, and unfortunately short-lived Auckland musician. please read my review of his seminal live document Songs for Beethoven for more detail on his tragic life-story. virgin music (NZ) have recently compiled his only two EP’s into an anthology (though… Read More »Darcy Clay

Delaney Davidson

Biography Skin-hitter, accordionist, synthersizist, guitarist, bassist, trombonist, harmonica-player, musical saw-player, singer, songsmith, chef, painter & explorer…Delaney Davidson is not very well known in his homeland of New Zealand. This eccentric world traveling troubadour left our shores as a teenager, came… Read More »Delaney Davidson

Flying Nun Records

The independent label that put New Zealand Music on the map. From Roger Shephard’s formation of the label in 1980 through to now, Flying Nun has been a mark of creative, quirky, inventive music with a distinct kiwi flavor.


black metal hardcore act from the pits of paeroa. noisey, gritty and very rawrn- club bizarre Discography picks in bold eternal antichrist cassette [self-released] nothing is forever [self-released]


Biography Another fantastic release from Splash (ex Vext) delivering us another fine and deafening slab of hardcore attitude and brutal noise sculpting and angst ridden sickness. second track in has the main man himself in full frightening vocal form a most wicked… Read More »Bloodbox


Biography Blenheim-based underground experimental musician of notorious repute: Outdated synthesizers, delay pedals and tape loops to shape plastic signal patterns and oblique modulations to evoke sprawling voids of nightmarish emptiness Jim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

Sarah Brown

Biography Marlborough born singer songwriter Sarah Brown released her self-titled debut album in 2006. Her first single “hands” marionette like music video received plenty of airplay on local music television. The album was recorded at the same DIY Shed used… Read More »Sarah Brown


popular up-and-coming wellington hard rock band. Discography picks in bold reset speed [2002 hey harry HHR02]

Blair Parkes

long-standing christchurch singer / song-writer, blair parkes has been a fixture in local indie-pop bands, from all fall down in the early 1980s, through little dead things, the letter 5, swim everything, creeley, and range. these bands saw releases through… Read More »Blair Parkes

Sneaky Feelings

The Sneakies were a young and naive pop band discovering the world of music from a distinctly dunedin perspective. In original member Matthew Bannisters’ Positively George Street book, which describes their experience and neglectance to accept the ‘Dunedin Sound’ that… Read More »Sneaky Feelings