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TEMPORARY – Out now!

It’s taken 9 months but T E M P O R A R Y – Selections From Dunedin’s Pop Underground 2011 – 2014 is finally here and shipping now!
T E M P O R A R Y is a compilation featuring 13 of our favourite Dunedin bands, with a 24 page colour ‘zine included & available as LP/ CD with ‘zine or LP+CD+zine!

If you are familiar with any of our recent releases from Trick Mammoth, Opposite Sex, Males, The Prophet Hens & The Shifting Sands, you will know there is some magic being created right now by a new scene of young musicians in this small city on the edge of the world – Dunedin, New Zealand.

So much magic we felt compelled to compile all our favourites into one compilation album… then, to add something extra we asked the musicians to contribute to a ‘zine to accompany the album.

The compilation features new and exclusive tracks from Fishrider artists Opposite Sex, Males and Trick Mammoth, and a vinyl debut for a track from The Prophet Hens’ lauded debut and The Shifting Sands forthcoming second album. Most of the rest will be unknown/ unheard as well, and the ‘zine provides discography and links to discover more music from each band – Mavis Gary, Death & The Maiden, Mr Biscuits, Strange Harvest, Astro Children, Kane Strang, Bad Sav & Scattered Brains of the Lovely Union.

To check out the album, listen to tracks and view the compilation LP or CD & ‘zine package head to the Fishrider Bandcamp page here: You can buy it from there (in stock & shipping immediately), or from NZ record stores.

The album is released on 23 September in the US in conjunction with Ba Da Bing! Records –
and in the UK in conjunction with Occultation Recordings –
so look for it in stores if you live in North America or UK/Europe, or order it direct from those labels.


T E M P O R A R Y compilation album release shows 5th & 6th September


To celebrate the release of T E M P O R A R Y – Selections From Dunedin’s Pop Underground, shows are being held at Chick’s Hotel, Port Chalmers on Friday 5th September (Adrian Ng, Kane Strang, Opposite Sex Bad Sav) and Saturday 6th September (Strange Harvest, The Prophet Hens, The Shifting Sands, Death & The Maiden).

Entry is free with any pre-orders via Fishrider Records Bandcamp.

Tickets are on sale at Portil Records (Harvest Court all George St.) and Too Tone Records (North Road, Gardens shopping area) for $15 for both nights incl. an album download.

Door sales are $10 for each night. Come and join the party!

TEMPORARY Magazine flush

Trick Mammoth live session from Auckland

A few weeks before Christmas last year Trick Mammoth headed to Auckland to play at Flying Out/ Flying Nun Records Christmas party along with The Verlaines, who were reprising their 1985 debut album “Hallelujah, All The Way Home” with the line-up which recorded the album.

Here’s three songs from Trick Mammoth’s set – “Himalayas”, “Delphine (With A Purpose)” and “Days of Being Wild” -

Filmed for Flying Nun/ Flying Out by PIKDAT Edited by Phoebe MacKenzie in Dunedin.

Live sound recording by Andre Upston, Radio NZ. Mixed by Ian Henderson at Fishrider HQ.

Trick Mammoth are Millie Lovelock (guitar, vocals), Sam Valentine (drums), Adrian Ng (guitar, vocals) & Kane Strang (bass).

The Shifting Sands on tour West Coast USA with David Kilgour & The Heavy Eights!


The Shifting Sands are playing 6 shows on the US West Coast with David Kilgour & The Heavy Eights starting 30 July in Portland. They are the first band on Fishrider Records to tour overseas.

David Kilgour & the Heavy Eights – End Times Undone
USA Tour (all shows with The Shifting Sands except Merge Fest.)

July 25th – Merge Fest. NC
July 30th – Bunk Bar, Portland (also with Daydream Machine)
July 31st – Logger Bar, Blue Lake
Aug 1st – Rickshaw Stop, San Fransisco
Aug 2nd – Los Globus, LA
Aug 3rd – Soda Bar, San Diego
Aug 5th – Bishop Pot Luck Society, Bishop, CA

Dates from David Kilgour’s website:

Check out The Shifting Sands music here:

Their album ‘Feel’ is available here:

T E M P O R A R Y – Selections From Dunedin’s Pop Underground – pre-orders

We are excited to be able to announce pre-orders for our next release – a compilation of young Dunedin bands called T E M P O R A R Y – Selections from Dunedin’s Pop Underground.

Even more exciting is that we have combined with Ba Da Bing! Records (New York, USA) to present this special compilation of the Dunedin ‘Pop Underground’ of today in the US as a ‘local release’ there, rather than a pricey hard-to-find import.
Here’s what Bad Da Bing! Records have to say about it:

“The tiny city of Dunedin, located in the Otago Region of New Zealand, is synonymous with smart bands, incredible melodies and a wholly distinct and innovative music. Thanks to The Clean, The Chills, The Bats, The Verlaines, and The Dead C, etc. Dunedin has amassed a worldwide reputation for innovative music.

These young bands from Dunedin today have all created their own sound separate from the shadow of their city’s past, yet they retain the air of slightly disturbed melancholia, space and distance from the rest of the world so many of their predecessors shared. Yet again, an extraordinary number of incredible groups are populating the scene, and the songs on Temporary are the best of the best. A Dunedin Double Plus Good, if you will.”

US pre-orders from Ba Da Bing! Records:
And from Fishrider Records Bandcamp page:
It will also be available in the UK/ Europe via in due course
In case you are wondering why there are only two songs streaming so far, we wanted early adopters who have faith in the project to have first listen to the songs here which are unreleased/ unheard. While some songs on the compilation have been released by bands, mostly only via Bandcamp, there is new and exclusive material from Opposite Sex, Males, Trick Mammoth and Scattered Brains of the Lovely Union and a re-mixed version of Kane Strang’s ‘Winded’ – which is one of the two preview tracks here:

The compilation includes a ‘zine created by some of the musicians and includes writing about and by the bands, art, writing, posters and other ephemera. As well as the LP+zine version there is a CD+ ‘zine version and even a LP+CD+zine combo option.


FISH013 is a compilation LP called T E M P O R A R Y



It is being pressed right now and a release announcement should be made end at the end of June.

Trick Mammoth’s WIAIWYA 7777777 UK Singles Club release day

7th of May is the official release date for Trick Mammoth’s 7″ picture disc singles club single on UK label WIAIWYA (‘Where It’s At Is Where You Are’).

Here’s the sublime & beautiful, wistful & melancholy ‘Doll’ from the single:

We were all bemused by a newspaper review here in NZ of Trick Mammoth’s ‘Floristry’ album earlier this year which took exception the album press release, commenting their description as “a flower cult pop band from Dunedin, New Zealand”…”presumes an international audience..” and suggesting the band “should leave home to discover the realities of this country, let alone the world.”

The offending press release included the information the album was released in the UK and Europe at the same time. Unknown to the reviewer, respected UK indie-pop label WIAIWYA saw their potential early on too, inviting them to be part of their singles club this year.

NZ has such a small population, and the market within that population for any music that isn’t ‘mass-market’ is so tiny, a label here would only consider releasing something like this if it could ‘presume an international audience.’

In the case of Trick Mammoth WIAIWYA confirmed our presumptions early on and Trick Mammoth & Fishrider Records thank them for that. We hope all our followers and supporters will also support this most passionate of labels committed to underground pop. These singles are in limited supply now – only 77 of the beautiful picture discs are available for individual sale so get in quick for a copy if you haven’t already secured one.