This week, Tāmaki Makaurau label Sunreturn announced the inaugural Festival Of Sunreturn. We wanted to know more, so we provided Label Manager Zac Arnold with the Q's and he delivered the A's
Ian Jorgensen has kindly shared live, previously unseen footage of Reuben Winter taken from A Low Hum events over the past decade. As shown on the recently-completed Milk III tour. At the time of Reuben's passing, Ian shared some thoughts on what Reuben meant to him. He has allowed us to repost these below.
Humble heroes of Aotearoa’s music community, Chabs and Milky, are delighted to announce an incredible lineup of touring livestreams around the country at the end of May and beginning of June. Flying Nun are very pleased to be partnering up with them for this project and the subsequent video transmissions! Watch this space.
When the first Covid-19 shutdown took place in 2020, it threatened to wreak havoc across the local music scene with shows cancelled and venues struggling to survive. However now that a year has passed, local acts seem to be doing larger shows than ever and breaking records for radio airplay. Gareth Shute talks to some of those in the industry to weigh up the positives and negative from a disruptive year.
Verb Wellington Director, Claire Mabey, didn’t set out to write a series of close readings of Aldous Harding lyrics. She just wanted to think about them in a forensic way for a bit. Then it got serious and out of hand. For the second in the series she took a deep dive into Stop Your Tears.
Kiran Dass grew up a fan of experimental music. Below she recounts her journey, full of tidbits, anecdotes and of course, the music.
Named by Radio New Zealand as one of the best acts of 2016, Les Baxters built a cult following before quietly disbanding in 2019. This LP acts as an artefact from one of the most distinctive and surprising bands to have emerged out of AotearoaView Details
Their debut single Grudge is the first heard track off their upcoming album Noise Bitch coming out in June via trace / untrace records.View Details
Big news Chills fans: the release of their new album Scatterbrain, which was due in two weeks, has been brought forward to tomorrow! In the meantime, the band has just released another single. Listen to Worlds Within Worlds below.View Details
Celebrating the fortieth anniversary of the founding of Flying Nun Records in Ōtautahi Christchurch, Hellzapoppin’! brings together original artwork and design, film, record covers, posters and photography from some of New Zealand’s favourite bands.View Details