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Brand New Unit

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Years active  1991 – 2000
Past members  Garnet Kulhavy
Origin  Surrey, Canada (1991)
Labels  Three Minute Mile
Active until  2010
Members  Gabe Mantle
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Associated acts  Gob, Cat's Game, Head Start
Albums  Looking Back Again, Empty Useless Air
Genres  Hardcore punk, Melodic hardcore
Similar  Kill Sadie, Gob, The McRackins, Tom Thacker, Swingin' Utters

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Brand New Unit was a Canadian hardcore punk band from Vancouver. The band formed in 1991 near Surrey, and were widely known as the acronym B.N.U. in the early years, as a band name logo was needed to post on a playbill. They were featured on Thrasher Skate Rock Vol. 11 and in 1992 they were winners of CITR-FM's SHiNDiG live performance contest, which awarded them some studio time.


Influences of 7 Seconds and Dag Nasty are evident in early recordings on the Three Minute Mile 7inch with original drummer Garnet Kulhavy, while later recordings feature a more post-hardcore feel with hard hitting live elements. With CD and Vinyl releases on HeartFirst Records, BYO Records, and Burning Heart Records, the band disbanded in 2000 with a re-union in Feb 2010. The band's current lineup is singer Gary Lavallee, guitarist Jinx Stringer, bassist Ben Hughes, and drummer Gabe Mantle.


  • Summertime 7" - Three Minute Mile Records
  • Under the BigTop CD - Excursion Records
  • Quickdraw 7" - HeartFirst Records, Berlin
  • All For Nothing 7" - HeartFirst Records, Berlin
  • No Heroes CD EP - HeartFirst Records, Berlin
  • Looking Back Again CD - BYO Records
  • Diddley Squat CD/LP - CreativeMan Disc
  • Empty Usless Air - Burning Heart Records
  • BNU/Kill Sadie split 7" - Modern Radio
  • Songs

    Quickdraw Richy RichLooking Back Again · 1995
    Too Loud for the LibraryLooking Back Again · 1995
    Looking Back AgainLooking Back Again · 1995


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