TRIFFIDS

Approximate 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 Monster)
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 Records compilations.
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 Davis.

TRIFFIDS RECORDINGS
"Accident Compilation" - Various Artists (song Hideout)
 

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