Fur Patrol Profile

Gabe McDonnell
19 Jul 2018

A New Zealand band bursts into national consciousness, tops the charts and relocates to Australia to build momentum. In many ways Fur Patrol followed a well-trodden path and, like many other bands, their story includes the waxing and waning of self-belief, clocking up the miles in crappy vans, contractual grief and those shining moments on stage or in the studio that made all the other stuff disappear.

What didn’t happen was world domination, but Fur Patrol’s legacy – two EPs, three albums and a collection of memorable singles – demands respect. 

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Julia Deans.
Julia Deans in Fur Patrol.
Julia Deans in Fur Patrol.
Andrew Bain, Fur Patrol.
Steve Wells, Fur Patrol.
Simon Braxton, Fur Patrol.
Julia Deans.
Fur Patrol's 2003 album Collider.
Fur Patrol - Dominoes (1998)
Fur Patrol in a publicity photo. L to R: Simon Braxton, Andrew Bain, Julia Deans, Steve Wells.
Julia Deans, Fur Patrol.
Andrew Bain onstage with Fur Patrol.
Julia Deans, Fur Patrol.
Fur Patrol - Lydia (1999)
Julia Deans in Fur Patrol.
Julia Deans in Fur Patrol.
Steve Wells, Fur Patrol.
Julia Deans, Fur Patrol.
Julia Deans in Fur Patrol.
Andrew Bain, Fur Patrol.
Julia Deans in Fur Patrol.
Rip It Up, October-November 2001.
Fur Patrol, L to R: Steve Wells, Julia Deans, Andrew Bain, Simon Braxton.
Photo credit: Publicity photo
Fur Patrol's Julia Deans.
Fur Patrol, left to right: Andrew Bain, Simon Braxton, Julia Deans, Steve Wells.
Fur Patrol with Rocky Douche of Marmalade Studios, Wellington. From left: Julia Deans, Simon Braxton, Rocky Douche, Allan Clark, Steve Wells, and Andrew Bain.
Fur Patrol
Photo credit: Simon Grigg collection
Julia Deans performing with Fur Patrol.
Fur Patrol, from left: Steve Wells, Andrew Bain, Julia Deans, Simon Braxton.
Photo credit: Publicity photo
Julia Deans, Fur Patrol.
Fur Patrol in a publicity photo. Simon Braxton, Julia Deans, Andrew Bain, Steve Wells.
Julia Deans.
Fur Patrol - Andrew (2001)
Julia Deans, Fur Patrol.
Fur Patrol, L to R: Julia Deans, Andrew Bain, Steve Wells, Simon Braxton.
Photo credit: Publicity photo
Simon Braxton performing in Fur Patrol.
Fur Patrol receive their Best Single award for 'Lydia' at the 2001 New Zealand Music Awards
Rip It Up, October 2000.
Fur Patrol's 2000 debut album, Pet.
Fur Patrol onstage. Left to right: Steve Wells, Julia Deans, Simon Braxton, Andrew Bain.
Julia Deans in Fur Patrol.
Fur Patrol, L to R: Julia Deans, Andrew Bain, Simon Braxton, Steve Wells.
Julia Deans, Fur Patrol.
Julia Deans.
Labels:

Warner Music


WEA


Wishbone Music


Tardus


Universal

Members:

Julia Deans - vocals, guitar

Simon Braxton - drums

Andrew Bain - bass

Steve Wells - guitar