Like many of their stable-mates, the band hailed from the southern city of Dunedin. They formed from the ashes of The DoubleHappys, a band comprising Shayne Carter, Wayne Elsey and John Collie. The tragic accidental death of Elsey saw Carter and Collie join forces with David Wood in 1986 to form Straitjacket Fits.
pumice is piloted by stefan neville. Sugar jon arcus was an original partner back in the day and will always be welcome back on board. Pumice originally appeared as part of the vituperative Plop recordings/Oats street gang in Hamilton in the early 90s amoungst the likes of Armpit, Grommet, Teen-xray, Thee Ideal gus and Gfrenzy.
Tall Dwarfs are a New Zealand rock band formed in 1981 by Chris Knox and Alec Bathgate who, through their do-it-yourself ethic, helped pioneer the lo-fi style of rock music. The duo formed out of the ashes of Toy Love.
The Bats are an influential New Zealand rock band formed in 1982 in Christchurch by Paul Kean (bass), Malcolm Grant (drums), Robert Scott (guitar, vocals) and Kaye Woodward (lead guitar, vocals, other instruments).