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Dianne Swann

Dianne Swann

Dianne Swann is a New Zealand musician who was once a member of "Everything that Flies" and the Kiwi female super-group “When The Cats Away”. Dianne left New Zealand - when "Cats" were at the height of their success in the early nineties and headed to London to establish herself in the flourishing UK indie scene, opening for the likes of Oasis. It was there her new band “The Julie Dophin” attracted the attention of Radiohead. In 1994 guitarist Ed O’Brien asked them to open for Radiohead on two tours. Dianne was also invited to sing backing vocals on Radiohead’s B side release “How Can You Be Sure” which was recorded at the same time as the landmark album “The Bends”.
This interview was originally recorded for RNZ in 2004 for a 26 minute documentary on Dianne’s career, as part of their ongoing "Musical Chairs" series.