Genre: Other / Rock
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Last Login: 4/11/2012
Member Since 4/10/2006
Record Label dimmer-new-zealand.bandcamp.com
Type of Label Indie
BioThis is the INCREDIBLE new video for "Cold Water" made by our drummer Gary and friend Dylan. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. (This is the video for "Degrees of Existence" made by Campbell Hooper at Special Problems) .. .. .. .. .. .. .. "Seed" .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Dimmer eventually arose from the ashes of Straitjacket Fits -oh god i dunno - some time last century. Our first release was a buzzy little bee called "Crystalator" which Sub Pop put out as a seven inch. It had a cool label and a big dj hole in the middle altho' I don't think djs were too interested at the time. Shortly afterwards - well a long time afterwards actually - we put out another single "Don't Make Me Buy Out Your Silence" on Flying Nun. It had a cool b-side called "Pacer" which is probably the second cousin of "Crystalator". We'll have to play that one live again sometime cos it pretty much blistered. I then retired to my shed and engaged in all manner of Pro Tools tom foolery for what seemed like, and in fact was , an eternity. That resulted in the first Dimmer album "I Believe You Are A Star" released in 2001. It was an attempt to marry the organic with the inorganic which seemed like a new idea at the time. The then Dimmer drummer, Gary Sullivan, carved out these wooden letters G-O-N-E which we propped up behind the speakers as an on going reminder of what we were going for (we couldn't think of any anagrams) - but that probably accounts for that record's woozy vibe. The New Zealand Herald made that their album of the year don't you know ? We put out our second album - "You've Got To Hear The Music" in 2004.With that album we wanted to make a record you could clap your hands to, kinda like campfire music for warped little scouts. They even gave us some NZ music awards for that one tho' i think the first album's probably better. 2006 saw the release of album three "There My Dear" which was mainly a reaction to a brief Straitjacket Fits reunion tour that served as a reminder of how direct and pure a four piece can be - especially after years of pushing musical splinters around a screen. The Dimmer band travelled extensively in 2007 with twin trips to both the U.S and Australia where we toured with the likes of Brian Jonestown Massacre and Spectrum. 2008 we came back home, sat down, wondered why our records didn't sound like we did live and put together one that did . It's called "Degrees Of Existence" and it's out now..
MembersShayne Carter guitar vocals James Duncan guitar Vaughan Williams bass Gary Sullivan drums
Influenceswooziness, space, shredding stuff and spooky stuff. good tunes. what to sound like. what not to sound like.
Sounds Likea whole lot of shaking going on with rests inbetween