The Troubled Times: Hill Road in Winter

Happy new year - here's our first new music release of 2023 - available for download or limited-edition cassette, courtesy of Antony Milton's Smalltown Electron label: The first physical format release from Masterton trio The Troubled Times (and the debut release for Small Town Electron as a label) is a loud and noisy nocturnal romp … Continue reading The Troubled Times: Hill Road in Winter

The Troubled Times: A Second Sun credits Antony Milton - electric guitar, keyboard (1,4), drums (4), painting Dave Edwards - bass, electric guitar (4), vocal (6), harmonica (7) David Heath - drums John Collie (1834-1893) - lyrics (6) (a crossover with ) Recorded in Masterton, New Zealand, 25 September 2022 Loosely a sequel to Antony Milton and Dave Edwards' first duo … Continue reading The Troubled Times: A Second Sun

The Troubled Times: State Highway 2

credits released August 13, 2022 Antony Milton - electric guitar, banjo (6), drums & keyboard (7) Dave Edwards - electric guitar (1,3,5), acoustic guitar (2,6,7), bass (4), aluminium ladder (7) David Heath - drums ------- Masterton, New Zealand Masterton Recorded in Antony's garage,17th July + 7th August 2022 Photo by Sara Rogers Further listening: … Continue reading The Troubled Times: State Highway 2

Escape Velocity: the Electricka Zoo live

New live album! With New Zealand in lockdown this might be the next best thing to an actual gig.. Track 1 recorded live at the Fringe Bar, Wellington NZ, 27-02-18 Tracks 2-7 recorded live at Escape Velocity, Featherston NZ, 10-03-18 As part of the New Zealand Fringe Festival credits The Digitator - midi, laptop, vocalDave … Continue reading Escape Velocity: the Electricka Zoo live

The Marion Flow (part 2, Wellington 2001)

: produced by Paul Winstanley, & featuring Chris O'Connor (drums), Chris Palmer (electric guitars), Simon O'Rorke (percussion). Recorded at Thistle Hall, Wellington, 2001, and mixed by Joe Callwood. For the earlier 1999 New Plymouth sessions see The Marion Flow (part 1, Taranaki); The Marion Flow was originally a longer album which spanned recordings from New … Continue reading The Marion Flow (part 2, Wellington 2001)

The Marion Flow (part 1, Taranaki 1999)

"It's lo-fi, organic and about as eclectic as one could manage. Kind of reminds me of Nick Cave if he had grown up in Timaru. No pretentious American accents or catch phrase choruses, just a bunch of people making music. A little beauty!" - NZ Musician, August/September 2002 Produced by Paul Winstanley, & featuring Steve … Continue reading The Marion Flow (part 1, Taranaki 1999)

logistical torrents

31 July 2019 electric guitar and video by Dave Black, Featherston, NZ. One in a series of quickfire improvisations with video effects. Rather than finish an album before releasing anything in 2019, I'm opening a curtain on some of my demo ideas in progress.

Live 1999

by Dave Edwards - electric and acoustic guitars, harmonica, vocal Live at Bar Bodega, Wellington, New Zealand, June 1999. I was the opening act for Chris Knox, so this is obviously dedicated to him. Chris influenced generations of artists in NZ and abroad; go check him out if you haven't already. His place in the … Continue reading Live 1999


4th May 2019 live solo version at the Wairarapa TV May Music Marathon. This song was originally recorded in June 2001, at Thistle Hall, Wellington. It was the opening track of the album The Marion Flow. The 2001 recording featured Dave Edwards - acoustic guitar & vocal Chris Palmer - electric guitars Paul Winstanley … Continue reading Seafriends

Scratched Surface 20th anniversary

“Worth searching out coz this lo-fi singer/songwriter oddball has a unique take on the genre. He’s pissed off, a tad fucked up (as usual), but not full of lugubrious self-pity (as unusual) and is happy to get raucous & obnoxious in just the right kinda way.” – Chris Knox In December 1998 I self-released my … Continue reading Scratched Surface 20th anniversary