The 3Ds


The 3Ds

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Name = The 3Ds


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Origin = Dunedin, New Zealand
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Genre = Rock Pop Indie
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Years_active = 1988-1997
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Past_members = Dominic Stones
Denise Roughan
David Saunders
Dave Mitchell

The 3Ds was an alternative pop/rock band from Dunedin, New Zealand, together from 1988 to 1997. The band was formed in May 1988 by

* Dominic Stones — drums, tea
* Denise Roughan — bass, keyboards, tambourine, vocals
* David Saunders — guitar, vocals

The band's name referred to the members names all starting with "D". At the end of 1990 they were joined by another "D",

* David Mitchell — guitar, mandolin, vocals

All had been in other New Zealand bands, Stones was in Birds Nest Roys and Snapper and Roughan had been in Look Blue Go Purple. Mitchell had been in the Exploding Budgies and Saunders in the Rattling Strings .The band believed that making music ought to be about friends getting together, an attitude they maintained throughout their time together.

In 1992 the band briefly toured America supporting their first album "Hellzapoppin". In 1994 they toured Australia. The cover art on the band's albums was designed by Mitchell, who is also a graphic artist. The cover of "The Venus Trail" was drawn by him left-handed.

The band drifted apart after releasing their final album, "Strange News from the Angels", in 1997. Mitchell and Roughan soon moved to London, where they went on to form the Ghost Club.

Discography

Featured appearances

The group have appeared on a few soundtracks in New Zealand. The following is a list of these albums that have featured tracks by the The 3D's.

* (1999) - Scarfies OST (Flying Nun Records) - "Outer Space".
* (1997) - Topless Women Talk About Their Lives OST (Flying Nun Records) - "Hey Seuss", "Animal" & "Spooky".

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External links

* [http://www.flyingnun.co.nz/archive_site/bands/3ds/3dbios.html Flying Nun band page for The 3Ds] , including RealAudio sample tracks "Dust" and "Hey Seuss".

* [http://www.myspace.com/3dsnz Official 3Ds myspace page]

* [http://thebigcity.co.nz/artists/0/3Ds thebigcity.co.nz on The 3Ds]


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