Category Archives: New Zealand

Androidss – Auckland Tonight / Getting Jumpy

Androidss – Auckland Tonight // Getting Jumpy (Ripper Records) 1981. An absolutely amazing 7inch by these New Zealand geniuses. This has got to be one of the most under-recognised new wave 7inches of all time and I am not sure … Continue reading

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Nocturnal Projections – Nerve Ends in Power Lines

Nocturnal Projections – Nerve Ends In Power Lines // In Purgatory (Self Released) 1982. Absolutely amazing band from New Zealand that a lot of folks in the States at least, are completely unaware of. I first heard them on the … Continue reading

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Look Blue Go Purple – LBGPEP2

Look Blue Go Purple – LBGPEP2 Cactus Cat, Grace // 100 Times, Winged Rumour, Hiawatha (Flying Nun Records) 1987. Another one of my favourite early releases on the Flying Nun label out of New Zealand, Look Blue Go Purple were … Continue reading

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Bored Games – Who Killed Colonel Mustard?

BoredGames – Who Killed Colonel Mustard? Happy Endings, I Don’t Get It // Joe 90, Bridesmaid (Flying Nun Records) 1982. The Bored Games were a very early Flying Nun band out of New Zealand. It was also the first band … Continue reading

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The Pin Group

The Pin Group – Ambivalence // Columbia (Flying Nun Records) 1981. A lot of people think that the first release on the seminal New Zealand label Flying Nun was the amazing Tally Ho! single by The Clean and that’s understandable. … Continue reading

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Suburban Reptiles

Suburban Reptiles – Megaton // Desert Patrol (Vertigo Records) 1977. Oh wow. This one is a fuckin’ doozy. This is the Suburban Reptiles first single and it is amazing. What we have in our hands here is a classic slice … Continue reading

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The Swingers – Counting the Beat

The Swingers – Counting the Beat (Mushroom) 1981. Counting The Beat is an amazing song. The album is not so amazing. Half the songs on it frankly suck…..but Counting The Beat is an AMAZING SONG!!!!! The Swingers were from New … Continue reading

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