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.

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

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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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