Bailterspace

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... read moreOriginally formed from the ashes of New Zealand indie stalwarts the Gordons and the Clean, Bailter Space began as a trio largely in the loud, off-kilter pop mold of the Flying Nun roster. After the departure of drummer Hamish Kilgour (leaving a trio of singer-guitarist Alister Parker, bassist John...

Key songs

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Grader Spader
3:45
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Tanker
4:16
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The Today Song
2:44
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Glass
6:26
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Your Invisible Life
4:14

Key albums

Trinine
2013
Thermos
1996
Wammo
1995

Biography

Active: 1980s-2010s
Country Of origin: New Zealand
Group Members: Hamish Kilgour

Led by former Gordons guitarist Alister Parker, noise rock unit Bailter Space emerged from Christchurch, New Zealand in 1987. Originally comprised of former Clean and Great Unwashed drummer Hamish Kilgour, Pin Group alum Ross Humphries on bass, and Glenda Bills on drums, the group issued its debut EP, Nelsh, on the famed Flying Nun label later that year; both Humphries and Bills departed soon after, resulting in the addition of former Gordons bassist John Halvorsen in time to record the 1988 full-length Tanker. A tour followed, but when the Clean re-formed, Kilgour joined them on a permanent basis; his replacement in Bailter Space was Brent McLachlan, also the drummer in the Gordons.

Despite the restoration of the Gordons' core roster, however, Bailter Space were a clearly distinct entity, their sound more dense and imposing than in their previous incarnation; the trio resurfaced in 1990 with Thermos, mounting a tour of the Northern Hemisphere the following year. An EP, The Aim, appeared in 1992, and in 1993 Bailter Space released Robot World, their most acclaimed outing to date. Their prolific output continued with Vortura (1994) and Wammo (1995) and then slowed down for the last half of the decade, during which the group issued two albums for the Turnbuckle label: Capsul (1997) and Solar.3 (1999). In 2004, during a protracted hiatus, Flying Nun issued a self-titled compilation. Eight years passed before the band released another album, Strobosphere (Arch Hill, 2012), followed by Trinine on Great Britain's Fire Records label in October of 2013. ~ Jason Ankeny~ Rovi

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The Gordons
The Great Unwashed
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