Hugely popular and influential New Zealand industrial rock act who emerged out of Palmerston North in 1979. Known for their grinding sound (a mix of noisy, scattered and angular guitar and eclectic electronic sounds) and one particularly visual music video – the incredible and universally banned ‘Affco’.
Really dark and ominous Auckland Goth/Post-Punk 4-piece formed in Howick in 1981. Released an EP on Paul Lurkers Industrial Tapes label before splitting up in 1983. Vocalist Patrick Waller would go on to form The Kiwi Animal, while Andrew Moon was in Goblin Mix.
Auckland duo of Mike Knuckley and Brett Higson. Released a cassette and appeared on a live compilation on Paul Lurkers Industrial Tapes label. Had some songs recorded live by Chris Knox and Doug Hood at the Rumba Bar with ‘One More’ turning up on the famed ‘The Last Rhumba’ live compilation on Flying Nun.
Kim Blackburn is a poet and singer-songwriter who put out the ‘Lizards In Love’ album on Flying Nun Records, using acoustic guitar and digital effects to give the album an unusual edge. Her voice has a deep, haunting quality – reminiscent of Nico.
She had previously been associated with underground labels such as Industrial Tapes, performing alongside Sandra Bell on the cassette only release ‘Two Metallic Hearts’.
Biography Industrial noise improv collective out of Palmerston North as a Skeptics off-shoot (with appearances by David D’Ath, Nick Roughan and Rob Gauld). Formed with a couple shows at Massey University before settling in to a residency at the (then… Read More »The Amazing Carlton Heston
small auckland-based home-taping label from the early / mid 80s that formed an important part of the underground development of new zealand – particularly industrial and punk-edged bands (marie and the atom, skeptics, flak etc).started by paul lurker of phantom… Read More »Industrial Tapes
Biography Members Ralph Bennett (Guitar/Vocals, 1984 – 1986) George Twhiti (Bass, 1984) Kevin Thomas (Drums, 1984 – 1986) Wayne Wilson (Guitar/Vocals, 1984 – 1986) Phil Davison (Saxophone , 1984) Gabriel Alvarez (Bass, 1986) Discography Sitting In Silence, Drowning In Screams… Read More »Ralph Bennett
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