The Cannanes have been described as 'the world's most indie band' by people with no understanding of the word 'indie'. Despite never having a manager, agent or signing a record deal they have toured the world, produced numerous recordings (numerous meaning 'more than one'), and been recognised internationally as one of Australia's best known bands (some recognition!). Even Kurt Cobain listed the Cannanes as a band he liked in his journals (but nowhere else).
Tronics were a post-punk band from London, fronted by Ziro Baby (more recently known as Zarjaz). Between 1979 and 1984 Tronics released four singles, a cassette, an LP and a flexi-disc. A brief flirtation with the "mainstream" indie scene culminated with a single on the Creation label. The band started in 1977 as a fairly standard thrash/punk outfit called the Gits with Ziro - styling himself Ronnie Git - joined by Rick Gregorson (gtr), Glenn Evans (drms) and Phil Anderson (bs).
Helen McCookeryBook (Dr Helen Reddington) was the bassist and lead singer with Brighton-based punk band The Chefs during the late 1970s and early 1980s. She later formed Helen And The Horns before continuing her career as a solo artist, writer and lecturer.
Trixie's Big Red Motorbike is a band formed in 1981 on the Isle of Wight, U.K. They are working on a new album of pop songs to be released early in 2013. Current members:
Jane Litten https://www.facebook.com/Trixieland
Reiko Kudo (工藤礼子) is the partner of Tori Kudo (工藤冬里) of the Japanese underground music group Maher Shalal Hash Baz. In the late seventies and early eighties, while still known under her maiden name of Reiko Omura, she led a unit called Noise. Noise played in Tokyo underground venues like Minor (alongside groups like Fushitsusha (不失者) and Kousokuya (光束夜)), and released one album, Tenno. As well as often singing with and writing songs for Maher Shalal Hash Baz...
There are two bands called Hissyfit 1) hissyfit is all girl band that formed in auckland in 2009. The trio slam through short songs about no doz, hair ties and meeting girls. they list there influences as riot grrrl, post punk, 60's girl bands. http://www.myspace.com/hissyfitband. They are Jaspin - guitar/vox, mon - drums/vox, ary - bass http://www.facebook.com/pages/hissyfit/120704837942763 2) An all-girl indiepop band from Melbourne, who released an EP "Stars without Make-up" in 2001.