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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!

DoubleHappys - Nerves (2022 Reissue) (Pre-order)
DoubleHappys - Nerves (2022 Reissue) (Pre-order)
DoubleHappys - Nerves (2022 Reissue) (Pre-order)
DoubleHappys - Nerves (2022 Reissue) (Pre-order)
DoubleHappys - Nerves (2022 Reissue) (Pre-order)
DoubleHappys - Nerves (2022 Reissue) (Pre-order)

DoubleHappys - Nerves (2022 Reissue) (Pre-order)

$50.00
Needles and Plastic: Flying Nun Records, 1981-1988 - Matthew Goody
Needles and Plastic: Flying Nun Records, 1981-1988 - Matthew Goody
Needles and Plastic: Flying Nun Records, 1981-1988 - Matthew Goody
Needles and Plastic: Flying Nun Records, 1981-1988 - Matthew Goody

Needles and Plastic: Flying Nun Records, 1981-1988 - Matthew Goody (Pre-Order)

$70.00
Aldous Harding - Warm Chris | Vinyl LP & CD | Flying Nun Records
Aldous Harding - Warm Chris | Vinyl LP & CD | Flying Nun Records
Aldous Harding - Warm Chris | Vinyl LP & CD | Flying Nun Records
Aldous Harding - Warm Chris | Vinyl LP & CD | Flying Nun Records
Aldous Harding - Warm Chris | Vinyl LP & CD | Flying Nun Records
Aldous Harding - Warm Chris | Vinyl LP & CD | Flying Nun Records

Aldous Harding - Warm Chris

$48.00
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
Princess Chelsea - Everything Is Going To be Alright (Pre-Order)
Princess Chelsea - Everything Is Going To be Alright (Pre-Order)
Princess Chelsea - Everything Is Going To be Alright (Pre-Order)
Princess Chelsea - Everything Is Going To be Alright (Pre-Order)
Princess Chelsea - Everything Is Going To be Alright (Pre-Order)
Princess Chelsea - Everything Is Going To be Alright (Pre-Order)

Princess Chelsea - Everything Is Going To be Alright (Pre-Order)

$47.00
Hans Pucket - No Drama | Vinyl LP
Hans Pucket - No Drama
Hans Pucket - No Drama | Vinyl LP
Hans Pucket - No Drama

Hans Pucket - No Drama (Pre-Order)

$48.00
Ben Woods - Dispeller | Buy on Vinyl LP
Ben Woods - Dispeller | Buy on Vinyl LP
Ben Woods - Dispeller | Buy on Vinyl LP
Ben Woods - Dispeller | Buy on Vinyl LP

Ben Woods - Dispeller (Pre-Order)

$44.00
Stereolab - Pulse Of The Early Brain [Switched On Vol. 5] | Buy on Vinyl LP
Stereolab - Pulse Of The Early Brain [Switched On Vol. 5] | Buy on Vinyl LP
Stereolab - Pulse Of The Early Brain [Switched On Vol. 5] | Buy on Vinyl LP
Stereolab - Pulse Of The Early Brain [Switched On Vol. 5] | Buy on Vinyl LP
Stereolab - Pulse Of The Early Brain [Switched On Vol. 5] | Buy on Vinyl LP
Stereolab - Pulse Of The Early Brain [Switched On Vol. 5] | Buy on Vinyl LP

Stereolab - Pulse Of The Early Brain [Switched On Vol. 5] (Pre-Order)

$98.00
Doublehappys Nerves - T-Shirt (Black)
Doublehappys Nerves - T-Shirt (Black)

Doublehappys Nerves - T-Shirt (Black)

$50.00
90s Logo Flying Nun T-Shirt (Black)
90s Logo Flying Nun T-Shirt (Black)

90s Logo Flying Nun T-Shirt (Black)

$44.00
Angel Flying Nun T-Shirt (Black) I NZ Music & Band Merch
Angel Flying Nun T-Shirt (Black) I NZ Music & Band Merch
Angel Flying Nun T-Shirt (Black) I NZ Music & Band Merch
Angel Flying Nun T-Shirt (Black) I NZ Music & Band Merch
Angel Flying Nun T-Shirt (Black) I NZ Music & Band Merch
Angel Flying Nun T-Shirt (Black) I NZ Music & Band Merch

Angel Flying Nun T-Shirt (Black)

$44.00
Flying Nun Records Fuzzy Tote Bag
Flying Nun Records Fuzzy Tote Bag

Flying Nun Records Fuzzy Tote Bag

$20.00
Marlon Williams - My Boy | Buy Vinyl LP
Marlon Williams - My Boy | Buy Vinyl LP
Marlon Williams - My Boy | Buy Vinyl LP
Marlon Williams - My Boy (Pre-Order)
Marlon Williams - My Boy (Pre-Order)
Marlon Williams - My Boy | Buy Vinyl LP
Marlon Williams - My Boy | Buy Vinyl LP
Marlon Williams - My Boy | Buy Vinyl LP
Marlon Williams - My Boy (Pre-Order)
Marlon Williams - My Boy (Pre-Order)

Marlon Williams - My Boy (Pre-Order)

$47.00
The Beths - Expert in a Dying Field | Buy on Vinyl LP
The Beths - Expert in a Dying Field | Buy on Vinyl LP
The Beths - Expert in a Dying Field | Buy on Vinyl LP
The Beths - Expert in a Dying Field | Buy on Vinyl LP

The Beths - Expert in a Dying Field (Pre-Order)

$46.00
Tami Neilson - Kingmaker - Vinyl LP
Tami Neilson - Kingmaker - Vinyl LP

Tami Neilson - Kingmaker

$47.00
Various - Deutsche Electronische Musik 2 (Record B)
Various - Deutsche Electronische Musik 2 (Record B)

Various - Deutsche Electronische Musik 2 (Record B)

$78.00
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The Story Of Doug Hood

Aug 12, 2022 by Roger Shepherd

"I first met Doug at an Enemy gig at the Old Beneficiaries Hall in Dunedin in 1978. Chris Knox abused me for wearing a skinny tie (I still have it, but that was the last time I wore it), but I felt his friend Doug, who was the singer in the support band, The Clean, was committing a far greater sartorially sin that evening by wearing a stripped, “Oxbridge” style blazer."

The Story Of The Pin Group's Single 'Ambivalence', 1981

Aug 05, 2022 by Roger Shepherd

Soon after telling a few friends that I was going to start up a record label, Roy Montgomery of The Pin Group approached me about releasing a single he planned to record. The Pin Group fitted the idea perfectly as they were a key band in our local Christchurch indie music scene that loosely orbited around the music venue that was - The Gladstone Hotel. 

Beautiful Things Playlist: Stereolab, Earth Tongue, Black Marble, Yo La Tengo and more!

Aug 12, 2022 By Carla Camilleri

Each week we sit down and take a look at what are the freshest cuts, what's new in our store and what we've been spinning, and pull it all together into one compact playlist: Beautiful Things. Updated weekly, freshly curated for you below and also available on Spotify. 

Lo-Cost Records - The Small Store With A Big Reputation

Aug 11, 2022 by Solomon Powell

"You want a bit of competition, do you? I'll give you competition, since you won't last a month”. In response, Murray Shaw of Lo-Cost Records began setting his prices lower and lower. “I just remember trying to get people to come in here” he says. “And it really pissed him off cause I was selling new CDs $10 cheaper than him”. Lo-Cost Records not only survived the month, but the next 32 years, and are still offering the lowest prices for vinyl in the Wellington region.

Album Review | Wu-Lu - LOGGERHEAD

Aug 12, 2022 by Callum Campbell

In its most pure form, LOGGERHEAD is equal parts hip hop and punk, with each genre informing the other and dipping into neighbouring genres too. Naturally though, it is more than just that...

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 Jilter Off Kilter Perform 'EN_TRO_P' Live

Aug 05, 2022 

Watch the latest in our music video showcase series, What Was That Thing? Here we have Jilter Off Kilter who performed their song, 'EN_TRO_P' live at the Flying Nun Records shop here in Newtown, Wellington.

What Was That Thing? Watch Hans Pucket Perform 'Mentor' Live at San Fran

Jul 29, 2022 

Watch the latest in our music video showcase series, What Was That Thing? Here we have Hans Pucket who performed their song, 'Mentor' live at the San Fran Bath House in Wellington.

What Was That Thing? Watch Night Lunch Perform Double Bo 2 Live

Jul 21, 2022 

Watch the latest in our music video showcase series, What Was That Thing? Here we have Night Lunch who performed their song, Double Bo 2 live at the Flying Nun Records shop here in Newtown, Wellington.

What Was That Thing? Watch Grains Perform Flying Saucer Live

Jul 14, 2022 

Grains are a Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington (Aotearoa NZ) live electronic group featuring Perry Hyde, Calum Turner, Jared Reynolds, Jed Prickett and Fredd Marshall. Everybody loves an extended live motorik jam.

VIDEO: THE FLYING NUN 40TH IN WELLINGTON (ONE YEAR ON)

Aug 12, 2022 News

Ok, so we know this happened a year ago, but better late than never. Here, we present to you, some snippets of the Flying Nun Records 40th Anniversary show in Wellington, held on 7th August 2021 at the Michael Fowler Centre. 

THE CHILLS SOUTH ISLAND SHOWS - DUNEDIN & CHRISTCHURCH

Aug 03, 2022 News

Iconic Dunedin band The Chills will play two South Island spring shows, before leaving for an extensive 21 date tour through North America. 

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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