Thursday, October 29th, 2020

Here’s a halloween themed video to a tune off my last record When Did Things Become So So-So?. Check out the full album here:

We’re also doing a 10″ lathe cut through Ride On Super Sound, releasing November. You can pre-order HERE.

The lathe cuts are made by Ride On Super Sound in Ōtautahi on Johnny Electric’s custom lathe cutter, they sound awesome.

Thursday, October 29th, 2020

Here is a demo of ‘Psych Slasher’ from 2013, recorded on my trusty Fostex Model 280.

I’ll be putting up a collection of Salad Boys 4 track demos at some point in the next few months.

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!