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 Gurney - 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 studied Jazz at the Christchurch Polytech Jazz school, and continued to perform with Gurney in bands (Burn, Rocket Mosnter). His father was a jazz player who performed with Benny Goodman, & Jack Teagarden and appeared in MGM Jazz movies with Fred Astair.

"Accident Compilation" - Various Artists (song Hideout)

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