Running Stitch started as the solo project of singer/songwriter Aletta Ashdown. Evoking some of the best female artists and female-led bands of previous eras, reviewer Ania Glowacz said of Running Stitch’s debut EP “It’s On”: "A low-key PJ Harvey, or Cat Power reference wouldn't be too far off” (NZ Musician), and the gruntier songs even bring to mind the likes of Elastica.  

 So the critics say it better than I could, but they are pretty much spot on. 

 Kick ass frontwomen are something to be celebrated, and Running Stitch sure has that - and the rhythm section is not too shabby either 

Following the 2015 solo release of “It’s On”, Aletta wanted to round out her sound, so she recruited Kayne Wilkinson on drums and Gavin Botica on bass. 


Wilkinson has drummed for The Rusks and Hooster, and toured both locally and internationally, including supporting Zed, PanAm and Eight, and Australian bands Grinspoon, Shutterspeed and Screamfeeder. 

Botica has gigged with the likes of Semi Lemon Kola and the Hallelujah Picassos; eventually moving to other side of the glass to production work, eventually running York Street’s Mastering studio until it’s untimely demise in early 2000.  He was also a DJ on 95bFM for a number of years.