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Simon St. Marcus and Tristen Deschain are "sheep-herders of the synthlines" (DJs) for the Christchurch trip-rock duo fiveandahalfminutes. Listing Aphex Twin and PJ Harvey among their influences, they describe their dark, atmospheric sound as "dust storms and leaking storm clouds inside hallways bent out of shape by emotion and apathy". They released their first EP Our Hallways in 2006. Daniel Batkin-Smith (also the drummer for the L.E.D.s), directed the video for the single 'Plans'.