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Salmonella Dub

Salmonella Dub began in the summer of 1992/1993 when Andrew, Dave and Mark applied reggae rhythms and bowel stirring basstones to a handful of bad taste covers. Salmonella Dub's first show was a mixture of covers from Fred Dagg to Nancy and Lee plus some original material in the Westport Racetrack tearooms with EST on January 13th 1993. Over the course of 1993 the band with the aid of Ice Mac and his soundsystem worked the Dux de Lux and Steel Magnolia bars with percussionists Marcus Puentener and Craig Allen.

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Dave Nash

Born 1960, in Auckland, New Zealand. so getting on a bit for re-starting a music career mate. Yeah, so was J J Cale. In 1979/80 Dave was the singer in Auckland band Spherox. He also had a brief stint playing guitar in Dusky Nepia's Show Band. Life sort of got in the way as it does, but Dave never stopped playing, and in his early 40's he started writing and recording music again. You can listen to and download Dave's songs from the free downloads page on this site.

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Decortica

Decortica is an alternative rock / progressive rock act from New Zealand. With two releases to date and an energetic, polished live show, the band is gaining a reputation as an edgy, modern rock outfit. A three-piece employing a range of dynamics and effects, "the result is a huge, full sound with frequent deviations into new textures and moods" (Groove Guide). The precisely crafted balance of hea...

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Kerretta

This blistering instrumental three-piece from the hinterlands of Auckland, New Zealand has enchanted audiences with its rhythmic onslaught since 2006.
Described variously as “lead-heavy” with “sparse and beautiful” moments, the trio have carved out a unique brand of dark rock that is scattered with melodic hooks. Their catchy, sometimes ambient brand of molten-core will appeal to fans of Swans and Bailterspace, but discerning listeners will know the trio peddle a uniquely atmospheric take on angular rock.

Read more about Kerretta on Last.fm.

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The Chills

The Chills story is as much the story of Martin Phillipps. The group was dogged by an ever changing line up, with Phillipps being the only permanent member. At times it seemed that the end of The Chills had finally arrived but Phillipps' strong motivation and ambition for success wouldn't allow this. The Chills achieved the success they deserved and were one of the top bands to emerge from New Zealand.

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Anika Moa

Anika Moa (born 21st May 1980) is a singer-songwriter from Christchurch, New Zealand. While still at school in Christchurch, Moa entered the 'Smokefree Rockquest'.
She received a record deal with Warner Music in New Zealand and Atlantic Records in New York. The record company had big commercialized plans for her - which conflicted with her brash down-to-earth personality. Overall Moa did not enjoy her time in America and returned to base herself in New Zealand. Her first album was released in 2001.

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1995

There are multiple artists with this name: 1) Pronounced "Un-Double Neuf-Cinq" (One double nine Five). A French hip-hop group from the Paris Suburb (Montrouge 92). Composed of 6 members: Nekfeu (or Fennek), Alpha Wann (or Phaal), Sneazzy, areno Jaz, Fonky Flav' and Dj Lo. It is part of the collective "L'Entourage". 2) 1995 are a Darkwave Pop band from Auckland, New Zealand, consisting of 5 members; Adrian Bird (Guitar/BV), Matt Offord (Vocals/Keys), Dave Provan (Guitar), Jordan Puryer (Drums/BV) and Chris Washer (Bass). Formed in Auckland, 2007.

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Jess Harlen

Now arrives Jess Harlen, a taste of soul, urban roots, lyrical stylings and poetic incision. This songstress hails from the rolling hills and coastlines of New Zealand and is of Ngati Porou and Nga Puhi decent. Moving to Australia with her family at a young age, Jess spent her school years growing up in Brisbane where she began singing and was taught to play the guitar by her family. Throughout her musical upbringing, influences include blues artists such as John Lee Hooker and Nina Simone, Motown greats such as Otis Redding and Gladys Knight...

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