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The home of Flying Nun Records, independent New Zealand Music on vinyl, CD, cassette and music merch

WELCOME TO THE HOME OF FLYING NUN RECORDS. EST 1981.
WE ARE AN INDEPENDENT AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND MUSIC COMPANY

Thanks for stopping by and visiting us at Flying Nun Records. Over the past forty 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, records, 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. Take a look around!

Recitals - Orbit I (Pre-order)
Recitals - Orbit I (Pre-order)
Recitals - Orbit I (Pre-order)
Recitals - Orbit I (Pre-order)
Recitals - Orbit I (Pre-order)
Recitals - Orbit I (Pre-order)
Recitals - Orbit I (Pre-order)
Recitals - Orbit I (Pre-order)
Recitals - Orbit I (Pre-order)
Recitals - Orbit I (Pre-order)

Recitals - Orbit I (Pre-order)

$49.00
The 3Ds - The Venus Trail | Vinyl LP & CD
The 3Ds - The Venus Trail | Vinyl LP & CD
The 3Ds - The Venus Trail | Vinyl LP & CD
The 3Ds - The Venus Trail | Vinyl LP & CD
The 3Ds - The Venus Trail | Vinyl LP & CD
The 3Ds - The Venus Trail | Vinyl LP & CD

The 3Ds - The Venus Trail

$42.00
Vera Ellen - It's Your Birthday
Vera Ellen - It's Your Birthday
Vera Ellen - It's Your Birthday
Vera Ellen - It's Your Birthday
Vera Ellen - It's Your Birthday
Vera Ellen - It's Your Birthday
Vera Ellen - It's Your Birthday
Vera Ellen - It's Your Birthday

Vera Ellen - It's Your Birthday

$45.00
Aldous Harding - Party | Buy on Vinyl LP + CD
Aldous Harding - Party | Buy on Vinyl LP + CD

Aldous Harding - Party

$45.00
Fleet Foxes - A Very Lonely Solstice | Buy on Vinyl LP
Fleet Foxes - A Very Lonely Solstice | Buy on Vinyl LP
Fleet Foxes - A Very Lonely Solstice | Buy on Vinyl LP
Fleet Foxes - A Very Lonely Solstice | Buy on Vinyl LP

Fleet Foxes - A Very Lonely Solstice

$56.00
The Smile - A Light For Attracting Attention vinyl LP
The Smile - A Light For Attracting Attention vinyl LP yellow
The Smile - A Light For Attracting Attention vinyl LP black
The Smile - A Light For Attracting Attention vinyl LP
The Smile - A Light For Attracting Attention vinyl LP yellow
The Smile - A Light For Attracting Attention vinyl LP black

The Smile - A Light For Attracting Attention

$70.00
Bow Wow Wow - See Jungle! See Jungle!| Buy on Vinyl LP
Bow Wow Wow - See Jungle! See Jungle! Go Join Your Gang Yeah! City All Over! Go Ape Crazy!
Bow Wow Wow - See Jungle! See Jungle!| Buy on Vinyl LP
Bow Wow Wow - See Jungle! See Jungle! Go Join Your Gang Yeah! City All Over! Go Ape Crazy!

Bow Wow Wow - See Jungle! See Jungle! Go Join Your Gang Yeah! City All Over! Go Ape Crazy!

$62.00
Fun Boy Three - The Best Of The Fun Boy Three | Buy on Vinyl LP
Fun Boy Three - The Best Of The Fun Boy Three | Buy on Vinyl LP
Fun Boy Three - The Best Of The Fun Boy Three | Buy on Vinyl LP
Fun Boy Three - The Best Of The Fun Boy Three | Buy on Vinyl LP

Fun Boy Three - The Best Of The Fun Boy Three

$55.00
1980s Print Advert T-Shirt - Chris Knox (Coal) I NZ Music & Band Merch
1980s Print Advert T-Shirt - Chris Knox (Coal) I NZ Music & Band Merch
1980s Print Advert T-Shirt - Chris Knox (Coal) I NZ Music & Band Merch
1980s Print Advert T-Shirt - Chris Knox (Coal) I NZ Music & Band Merch
1980s Print Advert T-Shirt - Chris Knox (Coal) I NZ Music & Band Merch
1980s Print Advert T-Shirt - Chris Knox (Coal) I NZ Music & Band Merch

Flying Nun 1980s Print Advert T-Shirt - Chris Knox (Coal)

$46.00
Flying Nun Fuzzy Beanie I NZ Music & Band Merch
Flying Nun Fuzzy Beanie I NZ Music & Band Merch
Flying Nun Fuzzy Beanie I NZ Music & Band Merch
Flying Nun Fuzzy Beanie I NZ Music & Band Merch

Flying Nun Fuzzy Beanie

$28.00
AK79 Punk Rock T-Shirt (Black) I NZ Music & Band Merch
AK79 Punk Rock T-Shirt (Black) I NZ Music & Band Merch
AK79 Punk Rock T-Shirt (Black) I NZ Music & Band Merch
AK79 Punk Rock T-Shirt (Black) I NZ Music & Band Merch

AK79 Punk Rock T-Shirt (Black)

$46.00
Fuzzy Flying Nun T-Shirt (Black)
Fuzzy Flying Nun T-Shirt (Black)
Fuzzy Flying Nun T-Shirt (Black)
Fuzzy Flying Nun T-Shirt (Black)
Fuzzy Flying Nun T-Shirt (Black)
Fuzzy Flying Nun T-Shirt (Black)
Fuzzy Flying Nun T-Shirt (Black)
Fuzzy Flying Nun T-Shirt (Black)

Fuzzy Flying Nun T-Shirt (Black)

$44.00
Cluster & Eno - Cluster & Eno (Reissue) - Vinyl LP
Cluster & Eno - Cluster & Eno (Reissue) - Vinyl LP

Cluster & Eno - Cluster & Eno (Reissue)

$60.00
Beach House - Devotion | Vinyl LP
Beach House - Devotion | Vinyl LP

Beach House - Devotion

$62.00
Horsegirl - Versions of Modern Performance | Vinyl LP
Horsegirl - Versions of Modern Performance | Vinyl LP
Horsegirl - Versions of Modern Performance | Vinyl LP
Horsegirl - Versions of Modern Performance | Vinyl LP

Horsegirl - Versions of Modern Performance

$52.00
Cate Le Bon - Reward | Buy on Vinyl LP
Cate Le Bon - Reward | Buy on Vinyl LP
Cate Le Bon - Reward | Buy on Vinyl LP
Cate Le Bon - Reward | Buy on Vinyl LP

Cate Le Bon - Reward

$52.00
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New Release | Pre-orders

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Aotearoa | New Zealand

Indie Pop & Rock | Music on Vinyl, LP, CD and Cassette

Indie Pop | Indie Rock

Alternative | Psychedelic | Music on Vinyl, LP, CD & Cassette

Alternative | Psychedelic

Electronic & Dance | Music on Vinyl, LP, CD & Cassette

Electronic | Dance

Post Punk | Punk | Music on Vinyl, LP, CD and Cassette

Post Punk | Goth | Punk | New Wave

Pop | Rock  | Music, Bands & Artists | Vinyl & CD | New Zealand

Pop | Rock

Krautrock & Kosmische | Music on Vinyl, LP, CD and Cassette

Krautrock | Kosmische

Ambient | Chill | Music on Vinyl, LP, CD and Cassette

Ambient | Chill

International & World | Music on Vinyl, LP, CD and Cassette

International | World

Hip-Hop | Beats | Rap | Music on Vinyl, LP, CD and Cassette

Hip Hop | Beats | Rap

Country | Alt Country | Americana | Music on Vinyl, LP, CD & Cassette

Country | Alt Country | Americana

Shoegaze  | Music on Vinyl, LP, CD and Cassette

Shoegaze

Soundtracks | Music on Vinyl, LP, CD and Cassette

Soundtracks

The story of Chris Knox's 1983 album, 'Songs for Cleaning Guppies'

Jul 01, 2022 by Roger Shepherd

"...After all, it was the anti-music business Do It Yourself (DIY) ethic that Chris was looking to embrace and not a willfully rough and ready Lo-fi one. DIY is about using the limited resources at your disposal and getting the best possible results by being imaginative and inventive."

The story of Bored Games' 1982 EP, 'Who Killed Colonel Mustard'

Jun 24, 2022 by Roger Shepherd

"...Bored Games rewrote themselves back into the history of Dunedin music and helped put in place a small but significant building block in the long-lasting career of Shayne Carter."

Video | How Are Vinyl Records Made? | From Manufacture To Turntable.

Jun 30, 2022 by Ben Howe

Watch a video exploring the making of vinyl records. Ben Howe travels to New York, visiting record mastering, cutting and manufacturing experts. He tries to understand the complex process of making this increasingly popular music format. 

Album Review | Horsegirl - Versions Of Modern Performance

Jun 15, 2022 By Carla Camilleri

Versions of Modern Performance is an impressive debut by Horsegirl, who after all, are still at the very beginning of their musical voyage. The trio’s ability to pull from their appreciation of music from the past without sounding dated is notable, and a signal to even more brilliant music on the horizon.

Album Review | Revulva - Girl's Gotta Eat

Jun 10, 2022 by Rachel Andie

Hailing from the heart of Pōneke, Revulva is a fresh force in the NZ music scene with their unique fusion of jazz, funk, and new age soul grooves. Our own Rachel Andie takes a deep dive into their latest offering, Girl's Gotta Eat.

Album Review | Jon Hopkins – Music For Psychedelic Therapy

Jun 09, 2022 by Milky Joe

It's probably no co-incidence that the recent revival of interest in ambient music occurred when, after a 50 year hiatus, international research projects into the healing potential of psychedelics started up again.

What Was That Thing? Watch Space Bats, Attack! perform 'The Riff' Live

Jun 30, 2022 

Watch our new music video showcase series, What Was That Thing? Here we have Space Bats, Attack! who performed their song, The Riff live at the Flying Nun Records store.

What Was That Thing? Watch Asta Rangu perform 'LTTRS' Live

Jun 23, 2022 

Watch our new music video showcase series, What Was That Thing? Here we have Asta Rangu who performed their song, LTTRS live at the Flying Nun Records store.

What Was That Thing? Watch Wiri Donna perform 'No Follow Through' Live

Jun 17, 2022 

Watch our new music video showcase series, What Was That Thing? Here we have Wiri Donna who performed their song, No Follow Through live at the Flying Nun Records store.

What Was That Thing? Watch Linen perform 'Fruit' Live

Jun 09, 2022 

Watch our new music video showcase series, What Was That Thing? Here we have Linen who performed their song, Fruit live at the Flying Nun Records store.

ALDOUS HARDING ANNOUNCES NEW ZEALAND SHOWS

Jun 21, 2022 Hariet Ellis

Tickets for all shows go on sale at 1pm Thursday June 23. For complete tour and ticket information visit livenation.co.nz.

FLYING NUN ANNOUNCE NEW ARTIST: RECITALS

Jun 17, 2022 Hariet Ellis

Recital's also share a new single, 'Rock Dove' from the band's upcoming album, Orbit I — out on black or clear vinyl on 26th August, 2022 via Flying Nun Records.

Violet French & The Horrible Share First Single From Upcoming EP

Jul 01, 2022 News

Violet French’s matter-of-fact songs observe the poetry in each moment. Influenced by the soul sucking minutiae of the everyday, she waits for no man.

LONG DISTANCE RUNNER SHARE NEW SINGLE 'ON/OFF'

Jun 27, 2022 Hariet Ellis

Today Long Distance Runner share On/Off, the latest single from their new album Shadow (which will be released on July 15 via Sunreturn).

We started in 1981, like many independent labels do, by just wanting to make music we like available for people we like. It is still why we do it...

But a lot has happened since 1981. Pretty soon Flying Nun got bigger than we’d ever have dreamed possible. All the while working with a wonderfully diverse bunch of brilliant bands and crazy characters that were making music for like-minded people all around the world. Then we got partially bought by someone else. But after a while they got bought by someone else. And after some more time Flying Nun stopped being what it was supposed to be…

We started off with a simple, do-it-yourself post-punk attitude, which still remains. After all, who else was going to record and release the likes of The Clean, Chris Knox or The Dead C. It also happened that we were stuck on a couple of remote islands at the bottom of the world. So we were always going to be a bit different from the word go.

We are truly independent in the ‘music industry’ sense of the term, and Flying Nun Records - as it always was - is about the musicians and the fans, so feel free to say hi, spout an opinion, or simply let us know what you want to hear.

All in all, nothing’s changed really. We’re right back where we started, just a little bit older and (maybe) a little bit wiser. Today, Flying Nun continues to release new artists and music, as well as reissues from the catalog - some recent releases and here.

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