Formed in 2000 and active for the best part of a decade, Cassette released two EPs and two albums crammed with top-notch songwriting, and had a dedicated fanbase in New Zealand and Australia.

Cassette’s arrival on the New Zealand rock scene in 2000 certainly marked a change of direction for its founders, Tom Watson and Craig Terris. The band’s bio described Cassette as having “a laid back acoustic sorta groove” – a very different sound from their respective origins.

Cassette - Nothing To Do (2000)
Craig Terris in a still from the video for 'Don't Let Anyone ...'.
Cassette poster, 2008. Whammy Bar, Auckland, with Heavy Jones and Mighty Mighty, Wellington, with Over the Atlantic.
Tom Watson, Cassette.
Cassette - The Jingle King (2009)
Craig Terris with Fur Patrol guitarist Steve Wells in the Fur Patrol van, Melbourne.
Paul Trigg and Dave Fraser, Cassette.
Dave Fraser, Cassette.
Craig Terris on drums, Cassette.
Tom Watson, Cassette.
Cassette and Lawrence Arabia poster, San Francisco Bath House, Wellington, 2009.
Cassette poster, Las Vegas, K Rd Auckland, 2000. Support acts Xanadu and Dirt.
Dave Fraser in a still from the video for 'Don't Let Anyone ...'.
Dave Fraser, Cassette.
Cassette North Island tour poster, with Ned Collette and Bachelorette, February 2008.
Cassette: Tom Watson and Paul Trigg in the front seat, Craig Terris and Dave Fraser in the back.
Andrew Bain, Cassette.
Cassette - The Cancer EP, 2008.
Cassette's Roland VS-840 digital multi-track recorder.
Cassette - Look At You (2008)
Andrew Bain on bass, Cassette.
Tom Watson in a still from the video for 'Don't Let Anyone ...'.
Cassette poster, the Pony Bar, Melbourne.
Tour poster for Cassette's The Jingle King album release, 2009.
Cassette - Cut For Summer (2006)
Cassette, from left to right: Luke Buda, Tom Watson, Andrew Bain, Craig Terris.
Cassette - Don't Let Anyone ... (2000)
Craig Terris, Cassette.
Craig Terris, Cassette.
Dave Fraser (guitar) and Craig Terris (drums, Cassette.
Luke Buda on keyboards with Cassette.
Tom Watson, Cassette.
Tom Watson, Cassette.
Craig Terris, Cassette.
Cassette, left to right: Tom Watson, Luke Buda, Andrew Bain, Craig Terris.
Tom Watson, Cassette.
Tom Watson, Cassette.

Tom Watson - vocals, guitar, keyboards

Craig Terris - drums, vocals

Dave Fraser - bass, guitar, keyboards, vocals

Paul Trigg - bass, vocals

Andrew Bain - bass, vocals

Luke Buda - keyboards, guitar, vocals


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