Darryn Harkness Profile

Andrew Johnstone
6 Mar 2016

Darryn Harkness is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, engineer, video-maker, zine publisher and installation artist.

Between gigs Darryn can be found making music at his recording studio on Queen Street in Auckland, the home of his bands, New Telepathics and Loud Ghost. It’s where videos are planned, songs are archived and where a diverse range of artists and performers meet to create and rehearse.

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Braintree, 1992: Twiggy Pop, TC, The Tea Lady and Darryn (Doctor Zanoni) Harkness
New Telepathics, UK 2007. Left to right: Darryn Harkness, Hugh Vicars, Chris Williams.
New Telepathics - Remember Fela (2004)
Serafin, 2006. Left to right: Darryn Harkness, Ben Smith, Ben Ellis, Christian Smith.
Serafin - News (2007)
Spacesuit - Orange (1997, live at Kurtz Lounge, Auckland)
Loud Ghost, 2016. Left to right: Sammy G, Mark Hussey, Darryn Harkness.
Braintree - Reprisemas. Recorded 1993 at Progressive studios, produced by Braintree. Released on the Telepathic Junkie - Stayfree Carefree album, 1995.
Darryn Harkness with Loud Ghost, 2015
Photo credit: Photo by Michael Flynn
Darryn Harkness, 2012
Serafin - Things Fall Apart (2003)
New Telepathics - My First Shotgun (2008 Red Bull live session - from the album Rudiments & Theory Of Silence, 2009)
New Telepathics - Live At The Ritzy Cafe Brixton, 2005
Loud Ghost, 2015. L to R: Sammy G, Darryn Harkness, Mark Hussey. Photo by Mike Doherty
Loud Ghost - Fire Up (2014)
New Telepathics, 2017. Left to right: Phodiso Dintwe, Sandy Mill, Nuel Nonso. Standing: Darryn Harkness.
Photo credit: Samuel Richards
Spacesuit, 1996. Left to right: Darryn Harkness, Ben Holmes, Sandy Mill, Gabriel White.
Photo credit: Darryn Harkness collection
New Telepathics, 2010. Left to right: Mark Hussey, Matt Brennan, Darryn Harkness, Carl Rayner.
Loud Ghost - Check Your Mice (2106)
Loud Ghost at The Kings Arms, 2013
Photo credit: Photo by Sam Harvey
From Scratch/ Supreme Particles collaboration - Global Hockets part 1 (1999)
New Telepathics 2009 album Rudiments And The Theory Of Silence
New Telepathics - Clapping With Rockets (2009)
From Scratch reunited in 2015 for Phil Dadson's documentary, Sonics From Scratch
Darryn Harkness at Golden Dawn, 2013
New Telepathics: Darryn Harkness and Sandy Mill, 1998
Photo credit: Darryn Harkness collection
New Telepathics, 2012. Clockwise from top left: Darryn Harkness, Sam Taylor, Mark Hussey (and a mannequin named Henri Carbine).
Ben Smith and Darryn Harkness in London, 2006, during the sessions for Serafin's To The Teeth album
New Telepathics at San Francisco Bath House, Wellington, September 2009
Darryn Harkness (at right) with Fagan and The People, 2014
Photo credit: Photo by Aaron Aldridge
Braintree in 1993
Loud Ghost at Whammy Bar, Auckland, August 2015
From Scratch in Austria, 1998
New Telepathics - self-titled album from 2004
New Telepathics - Change Of An Astronaut (from the 2011 album Clapping With Rockets)
New Telepathics - River Calls Me Now (from the album Capping With Rockets, 2011)
Darryn Harkness, 2015

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