Saturday, March 28th, 2020


Music video for “Onwards and Downwards”

Directed and edited by Wiktor Lekston. Live footage filmed by Jamie Stratton.

New album currently in the works for a (hopefully) 2020 release, sounds nothing like the above song.

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

Filmed Friday October 24th, 2019.

01. New Song
02. On And On
03. Onwards And Downwards
04. Jemmies

Joe Sampson – vocals and Telecaster
Matthew Phimmavanh – Jazz bass
Brian Feary – drum kit

Recorded and filmed by RDU. Mixed by Jamie Stratton.

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

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Here’s a collection of old demos that were written and recorded in 2009. Some juvenilia but some cool stuff that ended up being Salad Boys/T54/The Dance Asthmatics etc…

Monday, November 18th, 2019

Listen to the first new Salad Boys single in two whole years!

This Issue b/w Onwards And Downwards coincides with our ‘Australia 2019’ tour and features two new non-LP tracks. Watch the video for ‘This Issue” below. Music video filmed/directed by Ben Dodd and Salad Boys.

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

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The poster(s) say(s) it all! (note: we couldn’t decide which colour we liked best so we printed them both :)). Poster courtesy of Neil Robinson.

In text-based format, here are the gigs:

New Zealand
Fri Oct 25 – Space Academy, Christchurch
Sat Oct 26 – East St Cafe, Nelson
Sun Oct 27 – Queen Charlotte Tavern, Linkwater
Wed Nov 20 – Old Bar, Melbourne
Thu Nov 21 – The Post Office, Melbourne
Fri Nov 22 – Golden Wattle, Adelaide
Sat Nov 23 – The Eastern, Ballarat
Sun Nov 24 – The Tramway, Melbourne
Mon Nov 25 – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
Wed Nov 27 – Frank’s Wild Years, Thirroul
Thu Nov 28 – Hamilton Station, Newcastle
Fri Nov 29 – Botany View, Sydney
Sat Nov 30 – The Milk Factory, Brisbane
Tickets for the Christchurch show are available here and tickets for the Nelson show are available here through Under The Radar.

Friday, May 24th, 2019

LOS cover

Lifetime Of Secretion by The Dance Asthmatics is now available for streaming on all the usual platforms. Here are some links: Spotify, Apple Music\iTunes, Google, TIDAL, Deezer, Amazon.

This EP was recorded in 2014/2015 and was originally released thru Melted Ice Cream and later on vinyl thru NYC’s ever/never. You can buy a copy on 12″ vinyl here or on cassette here. Do it. It’s very good.

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019


Flying Nun legends T54 are back. Check out their song ‘Black On Black’ below.

A new record and some gigs are to happen in 2019, we shall let you know when soon. In the mean time give this old stuff a whirl.

Happy listening!

Thursday, April 4th, 2019


Fully Charged by Seth Africa, recorded/released in 2014, is now available for streaming on all the usual platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Google Play/Youtube, Tidal and a whole ton of others).

Around the time of the original release Radio New Zealand did a 9 minute feature on the EP which is based around a conversation between Gemma Syme and Joe Sampson discussing the writing and recording process, you can listen to that here.

If you don’t get into the whole streaming thing you can give it a whirl on good old Bandcamp just below.


Happy listening!

The Deep South 2018

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

We’re embarking a short tour of the South! Details are on this poster:


Tickets for the Dunedin show are available on Under The Radar here.

Here’s a recent live vid of us performing “Ahwell” at Darkroom Bar.

New single, new LP.

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

Kia ora,

Good news, Salad Boys have a new single and a new album coming, choice! Listen below:

The new LP is titled This Is Glue and will be coming out through Trouble In Mind records on Jan 19. The press have this to say about This Is Glue:

Christchurch, New Zealand’s Salad Boys are back with “This Is Glue”, the follow up to their critically acclaimed 2015 debut album “Metalmania”. Recorded once again by bandleader/guitarist Joe Sampson at his home studio, “This Is Glue”s twelve songs dig deeper, with sharper hooks embedded deep within a more mature musicality.

This Is Glue” hones Sampson’s songwriting chops to a razor edge, with many of the album’s songs sounding utterly timeless. The riffs and melodies seem all too familiar, perhaps recalling greats that came before them (The Chills, R.E.M., The Bats), but Sampson has a voice all his own and “This Is Glue”s tunes tread upon a singular path of measured melancholy. The themes are darker, the lyrics more claustrophobic and yearning with Sampson confronting anxiety, mortality, and fear through the his abstract lyrical lens; a cracked world view, to be sure. Songs like “Exaltation”, “Dogged Out” and “Divided” convey a world-weariness of a man twice his age. That’s not to say that “This Is Glue” is all doom and gloom; album opener “Blown Up” kickstarts with motorik drumming that crescendos into a thrilling guitar riff that could crack mountains. “Psych Slasher” crashes forward frenetically awash in phaser before easing into a melodic denouement buoyed by a bubbling synthesizer before a tidal wave of guitar crashes down again. Existential angst has never felt so exhilarating.

Makes it sound pretty good we think! Here’s the song list:

Salad Boys – This Is Glue

1. Blown Up
2. Hatred
3. Psych Slasher
4. Right Time
5. Choking Sick
6. Exaltation
7. In Heaven
8. Under The Bed
9. Dogged Out
10. Scenic Route To Nowhere
11. Going Down Slow
12. Divided

As you’d expect the record will be available in all digital and physical formats but the one to get most excited about is the limited edition pink coloured 12″ vinyl – you can actually pre-order a copy here!

More info on our album release and subsequent album release tour will be posted soon so do stay aware.

Cheers! SB 🙂