- The 3Ds
Infobox musical artist 2
Name = The 3Ds
Background = group_or_band
Dunedin, New Zealand
Genre = Rock Pop Indie
Years_active = 1988-1997
Past_members = Dominic Stones
The 3Ds was an alternative pop/rock band from
Dunedin, New Zealand, together from 1988to 1997. The band was formed in May 1988by
Dominic Stones— drums, tea
Denise Roughan— bass, keyboards, tambourine, vocals
* David Saunders —
The band's name referred to the members names all starting with "D". At the end of
1990they 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.
1992the band briefly toured America supporting their first album "Hellzapoppin". In 1994they 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.
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.
* [http://www.flyingnun.co.nz/archive_site/bands/3ds/3dbios.html Flying Nun band page for The 3Ds] , including
RealAudiosample 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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