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The D4 were a rock band from Auckland, New Zealand. Their music is released by Hollywood Records in the US, Flying Nun Records in New Zealand and by Infectious Records in the UK.

The group was assembled by vocalist/guitarists Dion Palmer and Jimmy Christmas, who put together a collection of songs and assembled a live four-piece combo, featuring founding members English Jake and Rich Mixture, during late 1998 and started playing at the Frisbee Leisure Lounge parties along Symonds Street, followed shortly thereafter by inner city pub gigs. They have also played at the Big Day Out and at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas.

The group's debut EP was released by Flying Nun Records in 1999 featuring the tracks 'Girl' and 'Come on!'. Their style is hard rock with a heavy emphasis on high-energy guitar solos.

The band was later built up by members Vaughan (bass) and Beaver (drums). The D4 are unique in that both Dion and Jimmy do joint vocals, often singing from the same microphone.

After the success of the Strokes and The White Stripes, The D4 and fellow New Zealand garage rock band The Datsuns became a critical and popular hit in the UK and Japan.

The D4 recently went on a UK tour supporting The Hives.

As of May 2006, Breakfast announced that after eight years, the D4, will be taking an indefinite break from the music industry. After the split, Rich Mixture went on to replace Paul Robertson as the drummer of The Rock n Roll Machine and bassist Vaughn joined Shocking Pinks, an Auckland based indie pop act.

Recently, the D4's track "Get Loose" has been featured in several Bacardi Rum commercials in the United States.

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