‘Here on Out’ _Album   

Recorded 1989_Writhe Recording_Wellington, NZ / Released 2012_NZ Music Month


Mike Alexander – Sunday News

Twenty five years after they disbanded, Wellington three-piece Skank Attack release their “debut” album – and it doesn’t sound a day out of date. The best moments of the politically referenced, post-punk band – Down Around Our Ears, Decline and the title track, pulse and throb with moody menace, while Phil Simpson stalks the narrative lines with controlled, tuneful intensity’.


James Belfield - Sunday Star Times

‘…insistent, layered melodies and cerebral lyrics provide the perfect anti-dote to the current crop of biodegradable pop’

4 /5 stars

‘This music — originally produced by Nick Roughan who has done the mixing on these recently rediscovered masters — is all forward energy, booming basslines, desperate vocals and widescreen melodies, propelled by terrific guitar work’.

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‘The songs are powerful, driven. The drums are upbeat, the guitar blows past like wind through a wind tunnel. The bass player actually knows how to play bass. There is a certain confidence in the music ….. At times it feels almost as though you’re listening to a 1980s incarnation of Tool’

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‘Passing through Wellington in early 1986, I caught Skank Attack at the Clyde Quay Tavern on the lip of Wellington Harbour. They were playing a propulsive, and at times, expansive, modern guitar-based dance music with a chill Northern English breeze passing through it. Music for the mind and body. Like their support act, a young Number Nine, they seemed out of step with the times, as timeless music often does when it emerges’.

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‘Skank Attack’_Self titled EP   

Recorded and originally released 1987_Frontier studios_Wellington, NZ  / Re-released April 20th, 2013_Record Store Day



Original  NZ Herald Review_1987



Original  Rip It Up Review_1987

The second release mentioned above is ‘When The Wind Blows’ _ A compilation of Wellington bands released by Skank Attack around the same time as the EP, on their ephemeral ‘Skank Records’ label.












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