The Shocking and Stunning

2010 - 2019

The Shocking and Stunning are Jack Hooker (synths/sampler/effects) and Sam Lovrich-FitzPatrick (drums). Described in VanguardRed Magazine as “emotive, physically propulsive and above all, f***ing epic”, they combine densely layered synths and live drums to make wall-of-sound music that sits between dance, trance, noise and drone.

The Shocking and Stunning were most active between 2010-2014. In that time they released six EPs, a music video, scored a documentary, collaborated with rappers Tourettes and Name UL, toured numerous times throughout New Zealand and Australia, performed at festivals such as Camp A Low Hum and Rhythm and Alps, and played many house parties.

Since 2014 the band have made sporadic appearances, playing at festivals such as Chronophonium, The Performance Arcade and A Gathering in the Forest. In 2019 they made a surprise one-off return, releasing their long-overdue debut full-length album. The self-titled album contains new works, as well as older pieces that have been reworked and rerecorded with James Goldsmith at Bluebarn Studios.

“Two members, a synth, a sampler and a drum kit make noises so earth moving and hypnotic they leave you in a trance long after the music has stopped.” 

The Corner

"To hear The Shocking and Stunning play live is to witness the awesome energy they can generate with the most basic setups. Their intoxicating, trance-inducing formula combines Jack's wall of synths with Sam's frantic drumming, ingredients enhanced by their liberal use of musical effects.’

Sam Wicks, The Red Bulletin.

"In a dystopian future, when cosmopolitan cities are reduced to scorching ruins and deserted landscapes, The Shocking and Stunning's discography will be the soundtrack of the last battle cry of outnumbered benign rebels fighting against mutants, zombies, cyborgs and aliens."

James Manning, Gather and Hunt Magazine

ALBUMS

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THE SHOCKING AND STUNNING

April 8, 2019

01: Unlit

02: Into Entropy

03: Anything but Jazz

04: The Killer Shrews

05: Saliva Gravity

06: Zombie Fucker

07: Sun Chief

08: Danger!!

09: Jeer and Crow

10: Return of the Rock God

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EPS

We Will Fight You

WE WILL FIGHT YOU

November 24, 2013 

01: Die Ghost, Die
02: Breakdance, Motherfucker
03: Future Doom    
04: Narrow Freak
05: The Worms Drink Blood

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These Walls Will Shout

THESE WALLS WILL SHOUT

November 13, 2013 

01: Live at The Attic

02: Bloodied Eyes

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17th Century

17TH CENTURY DISCO HORSE

September 5, 2012

01: Zombie Fucker

02: Ghosts

03: We Hunger

04: A Terrible Thirst

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New Light

MUSIC TO NEW LIGHT

December 11, 2012

01: New Light

02: Kingdom Goes Solar

03: No Light

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CAMP EP

08 February, 2012

01: Danger!!

02: A Terrible Thirst

03: Salvia Gravity

04: Return of the Rock God

05: Zombie Fucker (Live)

06: The Killer Shrews (Live)

CD Only

I've Met Them

I'VE MET THEM, THEY WERE ****

October 7, 2011

01: Salvia Gravity

02: Return of the Rock God

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EP

EP

June 13, 2010

01: Invaders from the Deep

02: Danger!! Death Ray!

03: The Killer Shrews

04: Hercules Against the Moon Men

05: First Spaceship on Venus

06: It Conquered the World

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SINGLES

Danger

DANGER!!

April 12, 2012

Music Video for Danger!!

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COLLABORATIONS

Tourettes

CHERNOBYL

October 23, 2013

Collaboration with Tourettes.

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Name UL

ECLIPSE

December 02, 2013

Collaboration with Name UL.

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COMPILATIONS

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THE END OF PUPPIES

July 2014

A Low Hum - The End Of Puppies.

Vinyl Compilation, featuring Danger!!

Live At The Attic - 2013 Cassette Release.