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Once upon a time in a land far away, 3 boys and 1 girl decided to try out some demos, written by the girl, on a live audience. Those four kids were Fur Patrol, named after God can only imagine what, and consisted of vocalist/guitarist Julia Deans, bassist Andrew Bain, drummer Simon Braxton and guitarist Steve Wells. Fur Patrol’s debut performance in May 1996 at Bar Bodega (in Wellington New Zealand), opened their eyes to the possibility that they could exist as more than just a one-off vehicle for Julia’s demos. At the request of their audience they continued writing and gigging together and in 1998, as indie label Wishbone’s first signing, they released their debut ep Starlifter to rave reviews.

In mid-1999, after releasing two video singles in the form of Dominoes and Beautiful, Fur Patrol went into the studio to record what would eventually be known as the album Pet. The first single, Now, was released in May alongside an excellent music video from Chris Graham at 2-D films. Pet, initially to be released in August 2000, (a full year after it was recorded) was finally released on October the 13th 2000. One of many successful New Zealand albums released at this time, Pet was delayed time and time again so it wouldn’t be lost among the hype of the other top selling albums. Fortunately, their success at pulling the crowds in, including the General Electric tour, featuring the now defunct Weta and biggest band in the world, Pacifier aka Shihad, impressed both fans and critics alike. So impressed were the buying public that they raised Pet sales to platinum status, and a peak of number 7 on the national album charts.

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  • littlechuckiec

    Great band!

    26 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Phaniebangs

    cum Nz, u can get it from the warehouse 4 like 10 bucks.

    14 Mar 2008 Reply
  • keskiyonaurinko

    Anyone have any clue where to get Collider in the states for less than 20-some dollars?

    28 May 2007 Reply
  • LucyFur

    Hello there Steve. Nice fluffy hat. I'm listening to the EP. I assume you've heard it already? Sounds very different without you.

    15 May 2007 Reply
  • stevewellsphoto

    Last I heard, the guitarrist ditched them all and went on to bigger and not necessarily better things. actually yes, the guitarist 'ditched' the band, and is living in france....doing photography, so why not 'better things'? lol... THE guitarist steveo

    26 Apr 2007 Reply
  • BlueWook

    Patrolling for Fur.

    20 Apr 2007 Reply
  • LucyFur

    The guitarist quit the band 2 and half years ago. He's moving to France to be a photographer. The band are going to release an EP very soon (very soon) and are working on a new album.

    25 Mar 2007 Reply
  • Adouma

    Last I heard, the guitarrist ditched them all and went on to bigger and not necessarily better things.

    16 Mar 2007 Reply
  • Desomondo

    Awesome band, loved Collider. Does anyone know if they are working on a new album?

    18 Feb 2007 Reply
  • edejong

    nice but unfindable here

    30 Aug 2006 Reply

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