New Zealand Music Features

WOMXN TO THE FRONT: FEMINIST PUNK IN AOTEAROA

WOMXN TO THE FRONT: FEMINIST PUNK IN AOTEAROA

Below are the thoughts of some of the best established, emerging and unsigned womxn in Aotearoa punk right now dissecting what it means to be a womxn and an artist in 2020. There are similarities, differences and everything in between. Nothing is static, but their voices speak volumes. Womxn to the front forever.

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WHAT'S GOING ON? NEW AT THE NUN - CHANGES AT FLYING NUN RECORDS

WHAT'S GOING ON? NEW AT THE NUN - CHANGES AT FLYING NUN RECORDS

Welcome to the new Flying Nun website. It’s something we are quite proud of. I hope it signals a small step in a new direction. It was long overdue for Flying Nun up our game on the interwebs.  So, here we are. This new creation is not just for the Flying Nun the ‘record label’, but also, something broader. I hope it will be a place for anyone interested in our music community. Another online home for independent music from Aotearoa/New Zealand.  This platform signals a gentle rejig for Flying Nun. A friendly kick in our own pants of the...

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by James Buttery
BUTTERY CREETING CAKE - WELCOME TO JAMES' RECORD WORLD. HIS BUTTERY SPACE.

BUTTERY CREETING CAKE - WELCOME TO JAMES' RECORD WORLD. HIS BUTTERY SPACE.

"My name is James Buttery. I spend a lot of time in my record room. While in my record room, I spend a lot of time thinking about my record world. In my record world, I spend more money than I have, filling up my record shelves." Is James a bit like you? Maybe. Luckily for us, James has some interesting stuff to say about records. That's why he made a youtube channel. You can check out his channel - James Buttery - over here. The other great thing about James and his online ramblings, is that he likes to give himself a few...

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POWERED UP ON SIPHONED PETROL - THE STORY OF THE SUBLIMINALS 'UNITED STATE'

POWERED UP ON SIPHONED PETROL - THE STORY OF THE SUBLIMINALS 'UNITED STATE'

Described by music afficionado Grant Smithies in his 2007 book ‘Soundtrack. 118 Great New Zealand Albums’ as a "brisk, exciting, highly addictive record and a classic of the Nun canon", the 2000 release of the Subliminals debut (and only) album ‘United State’ was the realisation of the musical vision of an unlikely collaboration who bonded as a formidable unit, albeit for a far too brief period of time. The Subliminals were a natural product of Flying Nun in the second half of the 1990's. Three of the band members had been in or were currently in other Flying Nun bands...

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