SPLITTER

 

SPLITTER


Splitter are an Auckland based power-pop band originally formed by Andrew Thorne, Wayne Bell, Kurt Shanks and Matt Meehan.

Splitter released their debut album ‘Stereo happiness’ in 2000 to much critical acclaim.

The band underwent a line-up change shortly after the release, due to the untimely death of Matt Meehan and Kurt Shank’s rising success in NZ pop band Stellar*.

Bassist Aidan Phillip-Phillips and actor/musician Joel Tobeck joined the fold in 2001 and Splitter recorded and released a new album in August 2002 entitled ‘Devil in the Detail’, a collection of 70’s inspired rock n roll stompers such as ‘Go You Good Thing’ and ‘I Don’t Rate Your Man’ as well as some beautiful lilting ballads like ‘Doubtless Bay’.

Splitter is a band of serious musicians but this confidently accomplished bunch just want to have a good time writing songs, rocking out and playing guitar…lots of guitar.

Kudos for ‘Stereo Happiness’

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NZ Herald, 2000

For ‘Devil in the Detail’

"Auckland powerpop outfit Splitter is another band showing that brains and populism aren't mutually exclusive"
Russell Baillie, NZ Herald, September 2002