So turns out we are 30 this year and thought we should hold a party or two to celebrate. With over 20 shows throughout New Zealand during November, the anniversary features both past and present Flying Nun acts, along with some very special guests paying tribute to our 30 years.
While, it wouldn’t be a party without live music, we also have a bunch of new releases and re-releases out soon on CD, digitally and Vinyl. Plus an exciting handful of new bands signed to the label.
To launch the month in Auckland (Friday Nov 4) and Wellington (Sat Nov 5) we have a showcase of the new Flying Nun with performances from Grayson Gilmour, Popstrangers, T54, Surf Friends – and more to be announced.
While down south, F IN MATH and turntabilist Alphabethead launch their tour which promises to include an interesting mix of Flying Nun covers, having given Alphabethead a selection of Flying Nun vinyl to cut up, re-mix and re-write.
There will also be a series of Flying Nun Records Tribute Nights across the country and Australia, featuring some well-known characters and local acts.
In turn, there will be some very special releases, including ‘Tally Ho!’ - a double disc 30 Year ‘Best Of’ compilation.
The brilliant 8th Studio album from THE BATS ‘Free The Monsters’ will be released on 17th October.
We are also working on ‘Time to Go’ – a double LP compilation exploring the label’s early South Island History, along with a complete vinyl compilation of the Pin Group’s material, and re-releases of HDU’s ‘Metamathics’ (originally released through Shoot The Freak Records) and The Shocking Pinks first album ‘Dance, the Dance Electric’ (originally released through Pinacolada Records).
In the long tradition of Flying Nun Records birthday celebrations, this year EPIC BEER are making us a 30 Year Ale. Available at the shows and selected supermarkets in November.
FLYING NUN 30th ANNIVERSARY
Nov 23 – Dunedin, Sammys
Nov 24 – Auckland, Kings Arms
Nov 25 – Wellington, SFBH
Nov 26 - Christchurch, The new Dux De Lux
Nov 11 - Wellington, SFBH
Nov 12 - Auckland, Kings Arms
Nov 18 Dunedin, Sammys
Nov 19 - Christchurch, The new Dux De Lux
Nov 11 - Dunedin, Urban Factory
Nov 12 - Christchurch, The new Dux De Lux
Nov 18 - Wellington, SFBH
Nov 19 Auckland, Kings Arms
Nov 16 – Wellington, SFBH
Nov 17 - Auckland, Kings Arms
Nov 18 – Christchurch, Dux
Nov 19 – Dunedin - TBC
F in Math and Alphabethead
Nov 4 – Christchurch, The new Dux De Lux
Nov 5 – Dunedin, Chicks Hotel
Nov 11 –Auckland, Golden Dawn
Nov 12 – Wellington, Mighty Mighty
30th Anniversary launch party featuring Grayson Gilmour, Popstrangers, Surf Friends and T54 plus more.
Nov 4 – Auckland, Kings Arms
Nov 5 – Wellington, Garden Club
Flying Nun tribute nights – Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hobart, Melbourne and Brisbane. Acts to be announced shortly…
Other activities include a touring Film Programme: in conjunction with the NZFA and numerous rounds of mini golf.
Tickets Onsale October 1st through: www.undertheradar.co.nz