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Thistle Group

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Tape loops, submerged vocals & other strange sounds synthesize to bring the internal: out. Thistle Group is Claire Mahoney of Auckland.



  • Thistle Group CS (2016, self-released)
  • Thistle Group 7" (2019, Soft Abuse)


  • Live in Dunedin

    Live in Dunedin

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