FLYING NUN + CAPTURED TRACKS TO RELEASE NEW COMPILATION FROM FLYING NUN ORIGINALS, THE STONES
THREE BLIND MICE RELEASED 2ND MARCH; LISTEN TO EXCLUSIVE TRACKS NOW
Set for release on 2nd March, Three Blind Mice includes The Stones’ contribution to the legendary Dunedin Double, Another Disc Another Dollar EP as well as never heard before live recordings.
Curated by New Zealand/Noise legend Bruce Russell (The Dead C, Xpressway Records), with liner notes by Shayne Carter(Straitjacket Fits, Bored Games), illustrations from b and mastered by Tex Houston (The Clean, 3D’s). Indeed, Three Blind Miceis from New Zealand with love.
“The Stones were a Dunedin band: 1981-83. During the cultural highpoint of southern New Zealand music these three Romans with a 1970s Falcon station-wagon floated it with the best…” – Bruce Russell.
“Of the four bands represented on the Dunedin Double EP, the early 80’s Flying Nun release that introduced that city’s fledging indie sound to the wider world, The Stones are probably the least remembered and least appreciated.
“The Stones were birthed by singer/guitarist Wayne Elsey’s decision to quit Bored Games to start a band that sounded like The Clean. Their debut came on the 25th April 1981 at an Otago University, a gig headlined by Bored Games (Shayne Carter) and new comers The Chills and Verlaines (a line up which in retrospect, would make any Flying Nun/low fi pop fan drool). Elsey’s vision for a band that sounds like The Clean didn’t really come to fruition. The Stones were too bright to not to create their own sound, one wrapped in braggadocio and swagger. Fast, aggressive guitars, driving rhythm section with a knack for fluid pop structures. Charismatic and smart, The Stones had the ability to sound completely empathetic and threatening all at once.
“As all good things, The Stones were not to last, releasing one full length Another Disc Another Dollar before breaking up two years in. The band were part of the wave of Dunedin bands popular around the country and amystery to the middle. The band sight the $38 dollars earned opening for Tall Dwarfs a career highlight.
“Look, they called themselves the Stones. What else do you want to know?”
– Shayne P. Carter – 2014
THE STONES – THREE BLIND MICE
(LP, CD + DIGITAL)
OUT 2nd MARCH 2015 ON FLYING NUN RECORDS + CAPTURED TRACKS
At the Café
Down and Around
It’s a Shame (Live at the Rumba – May 1983)*
We Live (Live at the Rhumba – Dec 15, 1982)*
Rumba (Live at Victoria University, Dec 6, 1982)*
Everywhere Man (Live at the Rumba – May 1983)*
Diamond Dirt (Live at the Rumba – May 1983)*
Think About It (Live at Victoria University, Dec 6, 1982)*
Looking at You (Live at Albert Tavern, Jun 28, 1983)*
Ward 9 (Live at the Rumba – May 1983)*
Route 69 (Live at Albert Tavern, Jun 28, 1983)*
* CD/Digital only