time period - 1983 - 1984.
Incredibly young band who impressed during their short
existence, narrowly losing to the Whiteboys in the
1984 Battle of the Bands, the Triffids were sort of
pre-dance based guitar pop; a band in development.
Their music was bouncy rhythmic stuff, and they probably
owned a lot of British postcard pop and bands like
23 Skidoo, and Scritti Politti
They consisted of:
Marc Howe - Bass (Breathing Cage, Verve, Burn, Rocket
Jamie McCabe - Vocals
Ben Stockwell - Guitar
Craig Gerny - Drums (Verve, Burn, Rocket Monster)
The band hit problems with their own perception of their
music and the inevitable drugs, and split. They released
2 tracks, both appearing on Failsafe
Howe has continued his love of music and is presently
studying Jazz at the Christchurch Polytech Jazz school.
His father was a jazz player who performed with Miles
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