The Terminals Vinyl, CD & tapes by The Terminals at Norman Records
These oddballs make music somewhere between psych rock, indie rock and post-punk and swish it all together until you feel like you're standing upside-down. A New Zealand super-group of sorts, their music is delightfully freeform, as evident in the blurred guitars of "The Deadly Tango". The songs 'Singles and Sundries' has to offer come from releases and recordings throughout the 1990s and are recommended for fans of surprisingly heavy, decidedly abstract guitar pop: they make a good replacement Pop Group.
New album from New Zealand alternative rock veterans The Terminals! It’s been a straight decade since their previous album Last Days Of The Sun, during which time there has been a small personnel change. But Antiseptic is still pure Terminals, dark and gritty and special. Out on Ba Da Bing!, the American label that loves to represent the New Zealanders.
The Terminals are arguably one of the finest examples of the New Zealand indie underground: they did contain members of a whole host of other Flying Nun bands after all. Uncoffined is their debut album, from 1988, and it is at once dark-edged and beautifully tuneful. It's had a remaster, and is now reissued by the HoZac Archival label.
A five track record that, what many would consider, pushes the absolute boundaries of traditional rock music. Other Sky by the Dunedin quartet, Eye, is a nicely crafted, tight and intensely transcending collection of music that opens your mind to seeing the alternative. Available as an LP on Ba Da Bing!