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List of Famous Bands from Dunedin

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List of Dunedin bands, listed by their level of fame. This Dunedin musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Dunedin bands are included, as well as many Dunedin musicians of underground status. This list of Dunedin musical artists includes information like what genre the artist falls under, what albums they've put out and more. If you want to know more about these famous Dunedin bands you can click on their names to learn more about them. Bands from every genre are listed here, including rock, pop, hip-hop/rap, jazz, and more.

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    Dubstep, Techstep

    AlbumsDieselboy: The Dungeonmaster's Guide, System_Upgrade, The 6ixth Session, Substance D, Drum and Bass Selection USA

    Damian Higgins, better known by his stage name Dieselboy, is an American drum and bass DJ, producer,from Brooklyn. Since December 2013 he has been performing his sets on four CDJ's.Dieselboy is the...  more

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    Lari White

    Soul music, Country

    AlbumsLead Me Not, Don't Fence Me In, Wishes, Green Eyed Soul, The Best of Lari White

    Lari Michele White Cannon (; May 13, 1965 – January 23, 2018) was an American country music artist and actress. She first gained national attention in 1988 as a winner on You Can Be a Star, a talent...  more

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    Straitjacket Fits

    Rock music, Alternative rock

    AlbumsHail, Melt, Blow, Straitjacket Fits, Best Of

    Straitjacket Fits formed in Dunedin, New Zealand in 1986 and were a prominent band in the Flying Nun label's second wave of the Dunedin Sound....  more
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    The Chills

    Alternative rock, Dunedin Sound

    AlbumsSoft Bomb, Submarine Bells, Sunburnt, Somewhere Beautiful, Brave Words

    The Chills are a guitar and keyboard-based rock band from Dunedin, New Zealand. The band is essentially the continuing project of singer/songwriter Martin Phillipps, who is the group's sole constant...  more
  • 5

    Netherworld Dancing Toys

    Netherworld Dancing Toys is a New Zealand band from Dunedin formed in 1982. In 1985, their single "For Today" reached No3 in the New Zealand singles chart....  more
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    The Clean are an influential indie rock band that formed in Dunedin, New Zealand in 1978, and have been described as the most influential band to come from the Flying Nun label, whose repertoire...  more
  • 7

    Mother Goose

    Rock music

    AlbumsStuffed, Don't Believe in Fairytales

    Mother Goose was a 1970s New Zealand band formed in Dunedin, in 1975. Only eighteen months after forming, Mother Goose had smashed attendance records for gigs in every city in Australia and New...  more
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    The Stones

    Rock music

    AlbumsDunedin Double EP

    The Stones were a New Zealand band from Dunedin named after The Rolling Stones. One of the earliest bands to record on the Flying Nun label, they helped form the style of music known as the Dunedin...  more
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    The DoubleHappys

    Rock music

    AlbumsHow Much Time Left, Please?, Nerves

    The DoubleHappys were a short-lived but influential rock band based in Dunedin, New Zealand, and part of the Dunedin Sound music wave of the 1980s....  more
  • 10

    Look Blue Go Purple

    Look Blue Go Purple was an alternative pop/rock band from Dunedin, New Zealand, together from 1983 to 1987, recognised as part of the Dunedin Sound....  more
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    The Dead C

    Noise rock, Experimental rock

    AlbumsTusk, World Peace Hope et al., Harsh 70s Reality, Patience, Trapdoor Fucking Exit

    The Dead C are a New Zealand based music/art trio made up of members Bruce Russell, Michael Morley and Robbie Yeats. Most often, Russell plays electric guitar, Morley sings and plays electric guitar...  more
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    The Verlaines

    Rock music

    AlbumsSome Disenchanted Evening, You’re Just Too Obscure for Me…, Ready to Fly, Juvenilia, Way Out Where

    The Verlaines are a rock band from Dunedin, New Zealand. Formed in 1981 by Graeme Downes, Craig Easton, Anita Pillai, Phillip Higham and Greg Kerr, the band went through multiple line-ups before...  more
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    Indie, Pop music

    AlbumsStrange News From the Angels, Early Recordings 1989–90, Hellzapoppin, The Venus Trail, Fish Tales & Swarthy Songs for Swabs

    The 3Ds were an alternative pop/rock band based from Dunedin, New Zealand, together from 1988 to 1997. They recorded three albums and several EPs, the best known of which is The Venus Trail. Have...  more
  • 14

    Working With Walt

    Working With Walt was a music group formed in the 1980s, and based in Dunedin, New Zealand. Working With Walt disbanded sometime by the late 1980s with Jan Hellriegel going on to a solo music career,...  more
  • 15

    The Knobz

    Pop music
    The Knobz were a New Zealand pop band, originally based in Dunedin, but not considered part of that city's main wave of "Dunedin Sound" bands. They became famous in 1980 with their political song...  more
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    Cassandra's Ears

    Cassandra’s Ears was an all-female music group formed in 1985 in Dunedin, New Zealand, and later based in Auckland. Their first release was the song "Replacements" for the National Student Radio...  more
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    My Deviant Daughter

    My Deviant Daughter was an early 1990s band from Dunedin, New Zealand, consisting of Kiri Winders, Emma Higham, Jeff Harford, and Jason Kerr. The members played guitar, bass, and drums, and all also...  more