They placed second in the Massey University 1985 Orientation Battle of the Bands and used winner The Mannequins’ (who’d split up) studio time to record the Waiting For A Wave EP for new indie Meltdown Records, set up by Peter Shepherd in 1985.
Performances in Palmerston North, Hamilton, Auckland, Wellington and New Plymouth in November and December 1985 followed.
A second single ‘Vegetarian’/‘Skin Condition’ with Zane Greig drumming arrived in 1986 as did contributed songs on Palmerston North compilation Meltdown Town and national student radio collection Weird Culture, Weird Custom.
The Remarkables' music is unavailable at the time of writing.
Chris Heaphy - guitar, vocals
Paul Westbury - guitar
Alan Gregg - keyboards, bass
Brendan Conlon - drums
Zane Greig - drums
Chris Heaphy recorded with Roy Montgomery as Dissolve and is a well-regarded visual artist.
Alan Gregg became bass player for The Mutton Birds, fronted by former Blam Blam Blam member Don McGlashan.