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

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Tom Watson - vocals, guitar, keyboards

Craig Terris - drums, vocals

Dave Fraser - bass, guitar, keyboards, vocals

Paul Trigg - bass, vocals

Andrew Bain - bass, vocals

Luke Buda - keyboards, guitar, vocals

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