New Zealand band formed in 1980. Several 7" singles and EPs led to the album Beaten Hearts (with Campbell McLay (b) and Malcolm Grant (dr) and Chris Knox and Mikie Dooley guesting), recorded August 1982, released commercially January 1983.
Bill Direen forms South Indies Records the following year to archive post-punk independent music. Split Seconds, CoNCH3, Let's PLay, Coolest Cats, Cup, "Bill Direen and Bary Stockley" and "Bill Direen and the Hat" follow. IMD release CUT CD in 1994 (with Derek Champion on drums and Alistair Galbraith guesting on violin). Corazoo release Human Kindness LP in 1997. Powertool release a string of CDs in 2006-2010. UNWUCHT re-rerelease the early EPs in 2010-2014. Grapefruit re-release Beatin Hearts in 2016. Builders are also known as Bilders, Bilderbergers, Beelzebub's Progress, Solomans Ball, High 30s Piano and 'bilderine'.


JAN 8 Builders - Beatin Hearts album art Builders Beatin Hearts (Album) Flying Nun Records JAN 8 New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
FM 001 Builders - Split Seconds album art Bilderine*, Builders Bilderine*, Builders - Split Seconds(LP, RE) Full Moon Publishing, South Indies FM 001 New Zealand 1984 Sell This Version
SINZ 11 Builders - Let's Play album art Builders Let's Play (Album) South Indies SINZ 11 New Zealand 1985 Sell This Version
PRA 2301 Builders - C₀NCH₃ album art Builders C₀NCH₃ (Album) Not On Label PRA 2301 New Zealand 1985 Sell This Version
SOIN 5377 Builders - Cup album art Builders Cup(12", MiniAlbum) South Indies SOIN 5377 New Zealand 1987 Sell This Version
none Builders - We Are The Coolest Cats In The World album art Builders We Are The Coolest Cats In The World (Album) South Indies none New Zealand 1989 Sell This Version
IMDCD 10030 Builders - Cut album art Bilders* Cut (Album) IMD IMDCD 10030 New Zealand 1994 Sell This Version
PT085 Builders - Chrysanthemum Storm album art Bill Direen & The Builders* Chrysanthemum Storm (Album) Powertool Records PT085 New Zealand 2008 Sell This Version
PT101 Builders - Parisian Friday album art Bilders* Parisian Friday(CDr, Album) Powertool Records PT101 New Zealand 2010 Sell This Version
PT103 Builders - Meantime album art Bilders* Meantime(CD, Album) Powertool Records PT103 New Zealand 2010 Sell This Version
PT102 Builders - Mindful album art Bilders* Mindful(CDr, Album) Powertool Records PT102 New Zealand 2010 Sell This Version
none Builders - Bilders Live CD album art Bilders* Bilders Live CD(CDr, Album, Ltd) Not On Label none New Zealand 2012 Sell This Version
TT17 Builders - Move Along, Love Among album art Bilders* Move Along, Love Among(Cass, Album) Thokei Tapes TT17 Germany 2021 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

PR 1070 Builders - Soloman's Ball album art Bilders* Soloman's Ball Not On Label (Builders Self-released) PR 1070 New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
FN006 Builders - Schwimmen In Der See album art Die Bilder* Schwimmen In Der See Flying Nun Records FN006 New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
PR 1084 Builders - High Thirties Piano album art Builders High Thirties Piano (EP) Not On Label (Builders Self-released) PR 1084 New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
SNGL 001 Builders - Ginger Jar album art Builders Ginger Jar(7") South Indies SNGL 001 New Zealand 1986 Sell This Version
HEX 03 Builders - Alien album art Bill Direen & The Builders* Alien Hecuba Records HEX 03 US 1991 Sell This Version
onec023 Builders - Untitled album art Bilders* Untitled(Lathe, 7", Single, Ltd) OneC Records onec023 UK 2012 Sell This Version
smart 035 Builders - The Utopians album art Bilders* The Utopians(7", EP) Smartguy Records smart 035 US 2014 Sell This Version


SOIN 477 Builders - Divina Comedia album art Bill Direen & The Builders* Divina Comedia(LP, Comp) South Indies SOIN 477 New Zealand 1988 Sell This Version
FNCD274, D 31088 Builders - Max Quitz album art Bilders* Max Quitz(CD, Comp) Flying Nun Records, Festival Records FNCD274, D 31088 Australia & New Zealand 1993 Sell This Version
FNCD277, D 31091 Builders - Pyx (1985-1988) album art Builders Pyx (1985-1988)(CD, Comp) Flying Nun Records, Flying Nun Records FNCD277, D 31091 New Zealand 1994 Sell This Version


none Builders - Bilders Tour Europe (Live Tapes) album art Bill Direen & Bilders* Bilders Tour Europe (Live Tapes)(2xFile, MP3, 320) Not On Label (Bill Direen & Bilders Self-released) none 2017