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Welcome to Flying Nun News. Here you will find interesting music news. Not just about the record label Flying Nun, but also other Aotearoa New Zealand artists, topics and people who we like and think are interesting. Please read on.  

MEET THE NEW INDIES REDEFINING WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A LABEL IN AOTEAROA

Dec 03, 2021 by Gareth Shute

Gareth Shute investigates four new record labels that have emerged over the past five years - Noa, Garbage, Sunreturn, and trace/untrace - and discovers the different approaches they are taking to pushing their artists out into the world.

SOLO ONO - THE ART OF NEVER BREAKING UP

Nov 18, 2021 by Solomon Powell

Solo Ono is a band that has been together for ten years. Through productive periods, dormant periods, and free samples of alcohol, the band stays active; including releasing their latest EP, Lavender, this week. They recently performed for our What Was That Thing? series and Solomon Powell spoke with them about their music and staying together so long

POWER NAP'S NEW SONG 'OUT OF THE PIT': FIGHTING FANTASY, LA BREA TAR PITS, BESERK

Nov 16, 2021 by Callum Campbell

"Out Of The Pit is named after a ratty old Fighting Fantasy book I own describing monsters you might encounter in a dungeon + La Brea Tar Pits in LA." We took the time to ask Power Nap a few questions about his music. Read and listen below.

TERROR OF THE DEEP - NOT JUST ANY NEW ZEALAND BAND WITH A GUITAR

Nov 11, 2021 by Solomon Powell

Since forming in 2008, Terror Of The Deep have attracted a following overseas, notably in the United States and Australia, but have remained relatively unknown in their homeland. They sat down with Solomon Powell after their What Was That Thing? performance for a chat about process, overseas popularity and being compared to 80s Flying Nun bands. 

UPDATED LINE-UP ANNOUNCED FOR THE OTHERS WAY FESTIVAL

Dec 03, 2021 News

It has been forced into an agonising string of postponements, like many live events. Hopefully the wait is coming to an end with a new date and updated line-up announced

NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR STUDENT RADIO NETWORK AWARDS

Nov 25, 2021 News

The five national awards are for Favourite Single, EP/Mixtape, Album, Solo Act, and Group

FLYING NUN'S STORY 40 YEARS ON: UNDERGROUND LABEL, NEARLY BANDS, OR SOMETHING ELSE ENTIRELY

Oct 29, 2021 by Gareth Shute

We asked Gareth Shute to write an article highlighting the ongoing importance of new indie labels in Aotearoa New Zealand. It got him thinking about how the story of a record label is often filled with as much mythology as truth.

SULFATE ANNOUNCE NEW DATES (AGAIN) FOR 'GODZONE' TOUR

Oct 27, 2021 Hariet Ellis

New 2022 tour dates are brought to you exclusively by that pesky pandemic.

ERNY BELLE RELEASES SECOND SINGLE: HELL HOLE

Dec 03, 2021 News

Hell Hole is the follow up to Burning Heaven, which was released last month. Both form part of Erny Belle's upcoming album, 'Venus Is Home.'

KARL STEVEN'S NEW SONG: ACOMA (PHASE I)

Dec 01, 2021 News

Acoma (Phase I) is the third single from Steven's upcoming album, All of Human Emotion on Microfiche

DERA MEELAN FLIPS IMUGI 이무기 x CHURCH & AP COLLAB TRACK

Nov 26, 2021 News

The release heralds the soon-to-be-released EP Dragonfruit:remixed

KODY NIELSEN RELEASES BIRTHDAY SUITE VOL II

Nov 24, 2021 News

The second volume that follows 2018's Birthday Suite has arrived

DIE! DIE! DIE! ANNOUNCE 'THIS IS NOT AN ISLAND ANYMORE' W. SINGLE

Nov 19, 2021 News

Since recording their debut album with Steve Albini (Shellac, Nirvana, PJ Harvey) in Chicago in 2005, Die! Die! Die! have worked with producers including Shayne Carter, Nick Roughan (The Skeptics), Chris Townend (Violent Femmes), and have written and recorded albums in New York, Dunedin, London and rural France

VIOLET HIRST SHARES NEW SINGLE + SHORT FILM

Nov 19, 2021 News

Lay With Me In Barns is the first single off her upcoming EP Kindhearted, due out December 3rd.

NEW SINGLE FROM YUMI ZOUMA

Nov 15, 2021 News

Mona Lisa is the group’s second single of 2021, the first tastes of new music since their 2020 LP Truth Or Consequence and its subsequent Alternate Versions companion.

FRENCH FOR RABBITS' NEW ALBUM OUT NOW

Nov 12, 2021 Hariet Ellis

Today French For Rabbits unleash their prophetic third LP The Overflow.

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