- NINE -
Origin: Whitstable, Kent
Style: Progressive Hardcore
Formed: 1996 Split: 1997
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Chris Clark (guitar+ vocals)
Jamie Godman (bass + vocals)
Martin Stedman (drums + vocals)

Daryn Cox (lighting)

Occasional members:

Mark Dixon (didgeridoo + vocals)
Dom Clark (drums)
Marty (keyboards + sequencing)
Kev (drums)
Lee (guitar)
Toby (guitar)

(L-R) Marty, Jamie, Chris, Dom, Martin. Photo courtesy of Ali Dilnutt.

NINE formed from the ashes of CROW, who had split the previous year. NINE was harder and darker than CROW, ditching the somewhat dated hippy imagery and replacing it with a tense, pre-millennial edge that nonetheless still contained elements of the CROW sound and spirit. In many ways it was more a continuation of previous outfit DOOR MARKED SUMMER, as well as the associated SUMMER LOVE SENSATION, since the original NINE lineup was a combination of the two.

Progressive hardcore guitar was underlaid with Dub-Punk basslines, and the drumming ranged from tribal Hardcore Punk to almost breakbeat rhythms. Their gigs invariably began with the heavier songs, then progressed to the more danceable epics towards the end.

After a hiatus of about a year, the band members reformed in 1999 with a whole new set as CHROMOSOME, with a less hardcore and more electronic sound.

Related bands:

EPIDEMIC - Dom
IT - Martin, Daryn
BASIC LOVE - Martin
DOOR MARKED SUMMER - Chris, Jamie, Martin, Dom, Mark
CROW - Chris, Martin, Mark
SUMMER LOVE SENSATION - Chris, Martin, Lee, Jamie
TANGLE - Martin, Daryn, Mark
CARPE DIEM - Mark
BLABBERMOUTH - Toby
CHROMOSOME - Chris, Jamie, Martin, Dom
TEMPLEMER - Chris, Dom
THE SHILLING WHORES - Dom