23 Aug 2003

Dianne Swann featured in Musical Chairs

Musician Dianne Swann emerged as a member of Everything that Flies in the mid-eighties, and came to national prominence as a member of When the Cat's Away in 1988.
Here Swann talks about the band The Julie Dolphin, which was active in London in the early to mid-nineties, opening for bands such as Oasis, Greenday, Catatonia and Sleeper. The Julie Dolphin also toured twice with Radiohead, and Dianne sang backing vocals on the b-side song 'How Can You Be Sure', recorded during The Bends sessions.
The band changed record labels and name, with The Julie Dolphin becoming Boom Boom Mancini before Swann, along with music and life partner Brett Adams (earlier of The Mockers), retuned to New Zealand in 2003 as The Bads.