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The Pin Group

The very first group to record on Flying Nun Records, fronted by legendary experimental guitarist Roy Montgomery. Dark and Gloomy, evocative recordings – suitably earning the nickname ‘Roy Division’.

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The Shallows

The Shallows were a short-lived Christchurch trio fronted by Roy Montgomery in 1985. Backed by Mick Elborado (bass) and Mary Heney (guitar / vocals) the trio recorded and self-released a sole 7″ single over a couple weeks in May, 1985.

The single was the result of a $750 government arts grant – the group laid out their exact expenses on the inside sleeve of the single.

Roy Montgomery

Roy Montgomery is an exceedingly prolific artist with a deep catalogue of music; solo, in collaboration or as part of several groups. His music has varied from deep-throated post punk to glacial guitar drones and seen release by over 15 labels around the world.

Dissolve

Mid 90s outfit from the legendary Roy Montgomery, joined by former Remarkables guitarist [and fellow Christchurch resident] Chris Heaphy. Their excellent Third Album From The Sun features contributions from heavyweights John Chrisstoffels (cello, drums – the Terminals), Kaye Woodward (guitar,… Read More »Dissolve

Dadamah

Melodic guitar textural band from a musically-reborn Roy Montgomery, who was noteably absent from the New Zealand music scene after the demise of the Pin Group in the early 80s. Kim Pieters sparse vocals add a lot to their charismatic… Read More »Dadamah

The Remarkables

Chris Heaphy, Paul Westbury, Alan Gregg, Brendan Conlon, Dean Gunson And Zane Greig. Glimmery guitar pop, though not quite in the same league of shimmering textural guitar as Heaphy’s later bands such as Dissolve. Discography Waiting For A Wave Ep… Read More »The Remarkables