Fusing metal, pop and dance elements together with Renee Brennan’s hooky, polished vocals, Tadpole latched onto a winning formula with their 2000 debut The Buddhafinger. Backed by relentless touring, the album went double-platinum in New Zealand, with six hit singles. Main stage slots at the Big Day Out and overseas label interest followed. Subsequent albums The Medusa and Tadpole would be marred by constant line-up changes, and the group disbanded in 2006 — having played more than 1500 shows.
Tadpole’s 2000 debut album The Buddhafinger debuted at No.2 in the RIANZ Top 40, and spawned no less than six singles. ‘Alright’ showcases the band’s ability to fuse nu-metal and dance elements into a hooky pop concoction, dominated by the polished, theatrical vocals of Renee Brennan (who had a sideline in voiceovers and DJ’ing). The dreadlocked guitarist in red Dickies is Chris Yong — political groupies may recognise him for his later stint as Laila Harre’s deputy in the Internet Party.