Formed in 2000 and active for the best part of a decade, Cassette released two EPs and two albums crammed with top-notch songwriting, and had a dedicated fanbase in New Zealand and Australia.

Cassette’s arrival on the New Zealand rock scene in 2000 certainly marked a change of direction for its founders, Tom Watson and Craig Terris. The band’s bio described Cassette as having “a laid back acoustic sorta groove” – a very different sound from their respective origins.

Dave Fraser in a still from the video for 'Don't Let Anyone ...'.
Craig Terris, Cassette.
Tom Watson, Cassette.
Cassette poster, the Pony Bar, Melbourne.
Dave Fraser, Cassette.
Cassette, from left to right: Luke Buda, Tom Watson, Andrew Bain, Craig Terris.
Andrew Bain, Cassette.
Tom Watson, Cassette.
Cassette poster, 2008. Whammy Bar, Auckland, with Heavy Jones and Mighty Mighty, Wellington, with Over the Atlantic.
Cassette - Cut For Summer (2006)
Cassette - The Jingle King (2009)
Craig Terris with Fur Patrol guitarist Steve Wells in the Fur Patrol van, Melbourne.
Cassette - The Cancer EP, 2008.
Cassette poster, Las Vegas, K Rd Auckland, 2000. Support acts Xanadu and Dirt.
Cassette - Look At You (2008)
Cassette: Tom Watson and Paul Trigg in the front seat, Craig Terris and Dave Fraser in the back.
Tom Watson, Cassette.
Tom Watson, Cassette.
Craig Terris on drums, Cassette.
Craig Terris in a still from the video for 'Don't Let Anyone ...'.
Cassette's Roland VS-840 digital multi-track recorder.
Paul Trigg and Dave Fraser, Cassette.
Craig Terris, Cassette.
Tour poster for Cassette's The Jingle King album release, 2009.
Craig Terris, Cassette.
Tom Watson in a still from the video for 'Don't Let Anyone ...'.
Cassette, left to right: Tom Watson, Luke Buda, Andrew Bain, Craig Terris.
Tom Watson, Cassette.
Dave Fraser, Cassette.
Dave Fraser (guitar) and Craig Terris (drums, Cassette.
Tom Watson, Cassette.
Cassette North Island tour poster, with Ned Collette and Bachelorette, February 2008.
Cassette - Don't Let Anyone ... (2000)
Cassette and Lawrence Arabia poster, San Francisco Bath House, Wellington, 2009.
Luke Buda on keyboards with Cassette.
Cassette - Nothing To Do (2000)
Andrew Bain on bass, Cassette.

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Tom Watson - vocals, guitar, keyboards

Craig Terris - drums, vocals

Dave Fraser - bass, guitar, keyboards, vocals

Paul Trigg - bass, vocals

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