Bailterspace Profile

aka Nelsh Bailter Space, Bailter Space
Michael Canning
9 May 2013

The Clean’s Hamish Kilgour and The Gordons’ Alister Parker in the same band? It didn’t seem right at first – with The Clean being a collision of psych-rock and folk-pop and The Gordons leaning more to metallic art rock.

But it brought out the best from both, delivering a diversity of sound around an underlying common ground of post-punk discord and German early 1970s rhythms and beats.

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Bailterspace, 1997: John Halvorsen, Brent McLachlan and Alister Parker
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Bailterspace in 1996: Alister Parker, Brent McLachlan and John Halvorsen
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Bailterspace circa 2012: Brent McLachlan and Alister Parker
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New Man
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Alister Parker on the cover of Stamp, May 1990
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Alister Parker with Bailterspace, year unknown
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Bailterspace, 1998: John Halvorsen, Brent McLachlan and Alister Parker
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Bailterspace in 1998: John Halvorsen, Alister Parker and Brent McLachlan
Photo credit: Simon Grigg collection
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World We Share
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Bailterspace with Hamish Kilgour, New York City 1988
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nterview with Bailter Space, 26 May 1994. Directed by Ross Cunningham.
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Bailterspace in 1994 - Brent McLachlan, John Halvorsen, Alister Parker
Photo credit: Photo by Jeremy Pollard
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Bailterspace, 1997: John Halvorsen, Alister Parker, Brent McLachlan
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Bailterspace, 1998: John Halvorsen, Brent McLachlan, Alister Parker
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Grader Spader (live at the Gluepot 1991) Bob Sutton Collection
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Bailterspace in 1997 - Brent McLachlan, Alister Parker, John Halvorsen
Photo credit: Photo by Jono Rotman
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Bailterspace in New York City, 1997: John Halvorsen, Alister Parker and Brent McLachlan
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Bailterspace in the late 1990s: John Halvorsen, Alister Parker and Brent McLachlan
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Right Now
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Members:

Alister Parker - vocals, guitar

Hamish Kilgour - drums

Ross Humphries - bass

Glenda Bills - synth

John Halvorsen - bass

Brent McLachlan - drums

Todd Lindner - bass

Ian Ljungquist - bass

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Labels:

Flying Nun


Matador


Clawfist


Turnbuckle


Wildside


Arch Hill Recordings


Fire

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Trivia:

McLachlan and Halvorsen were both members of the latter day Skeptics.

Brent McLachlan is a well-regarded record producer responsible for a sublime run of late 1980s / early 1990s albums captured at Writhe Studios in Wellington for The Bats, T.A.B, Bailterspace, Sticky Filth, Snapper, The Terminals, David Kilgour and Skeptics.