Nothing At All! Profile

Andrew Schmidt
14 Apr 2014

Nothing At All! were a rough hewn 1990s rock and roll trio with punk bite, a precursor of the garage rock revival that bassist Dion Palmer helped ignite and take to the world with his next group, The D4.

By then, Nothing At All! guitarist and singer Tony Brockwell was gone, taken tragically by cancer aged 21, on April 14, 1998. When his many friends and fans farewelled him at an overflowing North Harbour chapel, his favourite songs played, including ‘I Was Made For Loving You’ by Kiss.

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Nothing At All!
Get Some (directed by Andrew Moore)
Tony Brockwell
Dion Palmer, Tony Brockwell, Paul Foster
Nothing At All! - Busted (directed by Andrew Moore)
The Nothing At All! van crash in Lindis Pass near Queenstown, July 1996. A head-on with a Range Rover could have been far worse if the band had not all been wearing seatbelts and had the added protection of a large van. They were able to carry on to Timaru and play that night.
Photo credit: Murray Cammick collection
Busted (Andrew Moore's lo-fi demo vid)
Tony Brockwell's obituary in Rip It Up, May 1998
Dion Palmer
Nothing At All! July, 1996
Photo credit: Photo by Becky Nunes
Dion Palmer
Photo credit: Photo by Murray Cammick
Nothing At All! 1994. From top left: Dion Palmer, Tony Brockwell, Paul Foster
Nothing At All! - Busted (unofficial lo-fi demo version, directed by Andrew Moore)
Trivia:

Dion Palmer went on to co-found The D4 with Jimmy Christmas, sharing lead vocal and guitar duties. Now calling himself Dion Lunadon, Palmer moved to New York City and played in The True Lovers before joining noise-rock band A Place To Bury Strangers.

The band's nicknames were Space Possum (Tony), Otter (Dion) and Shottie (Paul).

Labels:

Zerophonic

Members:

Dion Palmer - bass, vocals

Tony Brockwell - guitar, vocals

Paul Foster - drums