The 1980s return to Dunedin this month.
New Zealand new wave exponents Mi-Sex will play in Dunedin
for the first time in more than 30 years.
Mi-Sex was New Zealand's first new wave band and found
worldwide acclaim with the 1979 hit Computer Games.
Other hits included Graffiti Crimes, Blue Day, Castaway,
People and But You Don't Care.
The band completed sell-out tours of Australia, the United
States and Canada in the late 1970s and 1980s, appearing
alongside acts such as Talking Heads, Cheap Trick, Iggy Pop
and The Ramones.
At the height of their fame, the band members moved to
Australia and were writing and recording new material when
singer and co-founder Steve Giplin died in 1992, as a result
of a car accident, aged 42.
The band re-formed last year for an Australian tour with
Noiseworks singer Steve Balbi.
Mi-Sex plays at Sammy's on August 30, supported by
former-Split Enz keyboardist Eddie Rayner's band, The Eddie
Rayner Project, and Shakes and The Swell Guys.