Darryn Harkness Profile

Andrew Johnstone
6 Mar 2016

Darryn Harkness is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, engineer, video-maker, zine publisher and installation artist.

Between gigs Darryn can be found making music at his recording studio on Queen Street in Auckland, the home of his bands, New Telepathics and Loud Ghost. It’s where videos are planned, songs are archived and where a diverse range of artists and performers meet to create and rehearse.

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Serafin - Things Fall Apart (2003)
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New Telepathics - Live At The Ritzy Cafe Brixton, 2005
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Ben Smith and Darryn Harkness in London, 2006, during the sessions for Serafin's To The Teeth album
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Braintree in 1993
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Loud Ghost - Check Your Mice (2106)
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From Scratch in Austria, 1998
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Braintree, 1992: Twiggy Pop, TC, The Tea Lady and Darryn (Doctor Zanoni) Harkness
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New Telepathics at San Francisco Bath House, Wellington, September 2009
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New Telepathics - Remember Fela (2004)
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Loud Ghost at The Kings Arms, 2013
Photo credit: Photo by Sam Harvey
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New Telepathics, UK 2007. Left to right: Darryn Harkness, Hugh Vicars, Chris Williams.
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Loud Ghost, 2015. L to R: Sammy G, Darryn Harkness, Mark Hussey. Photo by Mike Doherty
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From Scratch reunited in 2015 for Phil Dadson's documentary, Sonics From Scratch
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Serafin, 2006. Left to right: Darryn Harkness, Ben Smith, Ben Ellis, Christian Smith.
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Darryn Harkness with Loud Ghost, 2015
Photo credit: Photo by Michael Flynn
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New Telepathics - self-titled album from 2004
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Darryn Harkness and Sandy Mill, 1998
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Darryn Harkness, New Telepathics, 2017
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Spacesuit - Orange (1997, live at Kurtz Lounge, Auckland)
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Loud Ghost - Fire Up (2014)
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Serafin - News (2007)
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New Telepathics - Change Of An Astronaut (from the 2011 album Clapping With Rockets)
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New Telepathics, 2012. Clockwise from top left: Darryn Harkness, Sam Taylor, Mark Hussey (and a mannequin named Henri Carbine).
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New Telepathics - Clapping With Rockets (2009)
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Darryn Harkness, 2012
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From Scratch/ Supreme Particles collaboration - Global Hockets part 1 (1999)
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New Telepathics 2009 album Rudiments And The Theory Of Silence
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Braintree - Reprisemas. Recorded 1993 at Progressive studios, produced by Braintree. Released on the Telepathic Junkie - Stayfree Carefree album, 1995.
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Loud Ghost at Whammy Bar, Auckland, August 2015
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Darryn Harkness at Golden Dawn, 2013
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Loud Ghost, 2016. Left to right: Sammy G, Mark Hussey, Darryn Harkness.
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New Telepathics - My First Shotgun (2008 Red Bull live session - from the album Rudiments & Theory Of Silence, 2009)
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Spacesuit, 1996. Left to right: Darryn Harkness, Ben Holmes, Sandy Mill, Gabriel White.
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Darryn Harkness, 2015
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New Telepathics - River Calls Me Now (from the album Capping With Rockets, 2011)
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New Telepathics, 2010. Left to right: Mark Hussey, Matt Brennan, Darryn Harkness, Carl Rayner.
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Darryn Harkness (at right) with Fagan and The People, 2014
Photo credit: Photo by Aaron Aldridge
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