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The DHDFD's performing live, 2008
Background information
Origin Pt. Chevalier, Auckland, New Zealand
Genres Punk[1]
Garage Rock
Noise Rock
Labels Mole Music LTD
Hell is Now Love Records
Website Facebook
Members Scott Brown
James King (guitarist)
Joel Beeby
Emlyn Williams

The DHDFD's (rumored to mean "Don't Have Dogs For Dinner") are a four-piece New Zealand garage punk band who formed during the summer of 2005 in the Point Chevalier area of Auckland New Zealand.[1] They released a five track E.P, "Pastor of Muppets",[1] in September 2006 which has subsequently sold out, going on to record a video for their single "Pompino's Magical Blast", receiving considerable rotation on Alt TV. The band have played alongside such internationally recognised acts as King Brothers, The Mint Chicks, The Black Lips, and local artists Rackets, The Demi Whores, and Pikachunes to name a few, as well as the 2009 Big Day Out festival in Auckland.[2]

Their live shows have drawn both acclaim and criticism for their anarchic, chaotic performance - in mid 2008, Scott Brown's ascension of the lighting rig at Auckland venue Space saw the group barred for the foreseeable future.


The DHDFD's cite influences as diverse as Dead Kennedys, Bad Brains, Frank Zappa, The Melvins, The Easybeats, Beach Boys. Their energetic live shows have drawn comparisons to the likes of The Jesus Lizard, Black Flag, The Stooges and 2008 touring buddies King Brothers.



  • 2006 - Pastor of Muppets (Self-Released)
  • 2008 - Fromage Du Pouvior (Mole Music)
  • 2012 - French Fries (Hell is Now Love)
  • 2015 - Please Speak Positively, Delicate Flower (Hell Is Now Love)

Past members

  • Eric Scholes, Bass 2005-2011
  • Tom Bisset, Drums 2008-2011
  • Alex Brown, Drums 2007-2008
  • Nathan McEvoy, Guitar 2005-2007
  • Michael Molloy, Bass 2005-2005
  • Matthew Breally, Drums 2005-2007
  • Tama Iti (Activist), Mascot 2005-2008
  • James Macdonald, Drums 2011-2013
  • Jacob Moore, Drums 2013-2014
  • Pete Dalebrook, Drums 2014-2015
  • Emlyn Williams, Drums 2015-Current


  1. ^ a b c "The DHDFD's". Retrieved 2011. 
  2. ^ "Serj Tankian, Lupe Fiasco join Big Day Out". 5 November 2008. Retrieved 2011. 

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