Thanks for stopping by and visiting us at Flying Nun Records. Over the past fourty years, the record label has released hundreds of alternative and underground Aotearoa New Zealand music artists, bands, albums, records, EPs, singles and videos. Flying Nun originally started in the South Island, championing what later became known as the 'Dunedin Sound'. These days, we continue to release new local artists and bands, as well as reissuing albums from the catalog. We have a record store located in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington, which sells vinyl LPs, CDs, band t-shirts, merchandise, cassettes and other stuff. The shop stocks both our record label releases, as well as a curated selection of interesting other music. We are also active with our news and blog. Occasionally, Flying Nun puts on live music events and gigs. Please have a look around!
Roger Shepherd writes about Garageland's beginnings as a self-made band and their fantastic debut EP that established their timeless sound.
The12” EP New is one of the best pure post-punk records to be released in New Zealand. Songs such as ‘South’, ‘New’, ‘Jungles’ and ‘Cha Cha’ are political, intellectual, nervy, rhythmic and brittle. Of the bands to appear on the **** (Four Stars) album released in late 1980, Naked Spots Dance sound the best and lasted the longest.
caroline is the self titled debut from the post-rock UK band on Rough Trade Records. Five years in the making, it achieves a level of emotional intelligence that artists spend careers chasing.
Daniel Rossen, perhaps more commonly recognised as the lead singer from Grizzly Bear, has released his new album, You Belong There on Warp Records, a brilliant collection of lovingly crafted sonic gems from a visionary artist.
Benny Salvador has released his debut album, Family Fruit, on his record label Aunty Records. It is an exciting and effortless blend of funk and nu jazz, lovingly crafted over the last two years during various lockdowns and featuring members of his whānau.
Watch the latest in our music video showcase series, What Was That Thing? Here we have Dream Chambers who performed their song, Patch 3 live at the Flying Nun shop here in Newtown, Wellington.
Watch our new music video showcase series, What Was That Thing? Here we have Linen who performed their song, Chlorine Pool live at the Flying Nun Records store.
Watch our new music video showcase series, What Was That Thing? Here we have Goya who performed their song, "A Low Hill" live at the Flying Nun Records shop.
Watch the latest in our music video showcase series, What Was That Thing? Here we have DARTZ who performed their song, Pray for Prey live at the Flying Nun shop here in Newtown, Wellington.
The Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū will be hosting a very exciting free-entry music and art event featuring Flying Nun artists new and old including The Bats and Mermaidens.
Today, with the support of New Zealand on Air Music, Aldous Harding shares the official video for her song ‘Tick Tock’. The surreal animated short was directed by Harding and Chris McD, with the latter responsible for animation and design.
Te Whanganui-A-Tara based indie riff rock princess, Wiri Donna, will be releasing her debut EP, Being Alone, next Friday the 27th of May.
Watching The Sky (Liam K. Swiggs Remix) sees the charismatic leader of Ōtautahi's Big Fresh Collective take an otherworldly original and rework it into a 160bpm breakbeat track