The Shocking Pinks hail from Christchurch and at one time featured ex-members of bands such as The Brunettes and Solaa. These days however founding member Nick Harte has kept the name but gone it alone.

Sounding like a cross between A Certain Ratio and My Bloody Valentine, The Shocking Pinks are also influenced by the New York sound of bands such as The Rapture, LCD Soundsystem and the DFA Records label.

Their critically acclaimed debut full length CD 'Dance The Dance Electric' is out now. Look out for new release 'Mathematical Warfare' out in Feb.