The Malchicks Profile

Gareth Shute
7 Jan 2014

In the second decade of the new millennium, there has been a re-emergence of bands who feature soft, near-buried vocals alongside a wall of fuzzy, dreamlike guitar melodies.

Yet this sonic approach first emerged back in the late 80s, giving birth to Auckland group, The Malchicks. The group had a solid fan base throughout New Zealand, but faded before they could make good on their early promise, disappearing in a haze of echoing, dreamlike guitar notes.

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The Malchicks
Photo credit: Jason Ennor collection. Photo by Ian McRae.
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Simon Matthews at The Lab
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Matthew Dalziel at The Lab. Photo by Ian McRae.
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Coralie Martin recording at The Lab
Photo credit: Jason Ennor collection. Photo by Ian McRae.
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Jason Ennor at The Lab
Photo credit: Jason Ennor collection. Photo by Ian McRae.
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The Malchicks on tour, 1991
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The Malchicks in Hamilton, 1991
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The Malchicks and The Nixons, September 1992
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Gluepot, 1995
Photo credit: Jason Ennor collection
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The Malchicks on tour, 1991
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Members:

Matthew Dalziel - vocals, guitar

Coralie Martin - vocals, guitar

Simon Matthews - guitar

Jason Ennor - drums

Lorna Kittel - drums

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Trivia:

After Lorna Kittel had left the Malchicks, the drum stool was briefly occupied by Mark Pollard (from the Nixons) and he helped write a number of the songs on the Lotus EP. Jason Ennor then took over on drums, though he finally left the Malchicks to form a new band (Love Buzz) with two other musicians with connections to the Nixons – their sound engineer Andrew Buckton and Brendan Hooker (flatmate of Nixons’ singer Sean Sturm).

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