Danse Macabre (7)

Wes Prince, Nigel Russell, Ralph Crump, Roddy Carlson

Members of Danse Macabre (7): Nigel Russell, Ralph Crump, Roddy Carlson, Wes Prince

Discography of Danse Macabre (7):

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Last Request 7 Audio 1982 Reaction Records
2 Between The Lines 6 Audio 1981 Reaction Records
3 Between The Lines 6 Audio 1981 Stunn

Danse Macabre were a New Zealand post-punk band in the early 80’s whose members were drawn from a variety of groups in the Auckland music scene. [a=Wes Prince] (guitar) and [a=Roddy Carlson] (drums) had been key members of early Auckland punks The Sloth Creatures; [a=Nigel Russell] (vocals/synth) had been in the pop-punk band The Spelling Mistakes; while bass player [a=Ralph Crump] came from West Auckland band Buster Keys. With a sound similar to Joy Division and The Cure, they were signed to Reaction Records, and released the 12-inch EP [r=797974] in December 1981, enjoying six weeks in the charts and peaking at #15. The EP was also released in Britain and Australia. Recording sessions for their 1982 mini-album [r=666508] were fraught with rising tensions within the group and they split two months before its release. The band did reunite for a one-off Auckland show in July 22nd 2005 to support the release of Between The Lines (the CD reissue of the band’s two vinyl releases).

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