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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.  

FRENCH FOR RABBITS - NATURE, JAZZ, AND THE SOUNDS OF NEW ZEALAND

Dec 10, 2021 by Solomon Powell

Solomon Powell sat down with French for Rabbits to discuss their new album, The Overflow. Marking their tenth year of their existence, this release finds the band reflecting on the importance of nature in their music, the influence of jazz and what it means to sound like New Zealand. 

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.

VERA ELLEN ANNOUNCES NEW ZEALAND TOUR

Jan 20, 2022 Hariet Ellis

Crowd favourite Vera Ellen has announced a New Zealand tour in support of her knockout of a Flying Nun debut It's Your Birthday.

MILK WINS AT THE STUDENT RADIO NETWORK AWARDS

Dec 13, 2021 News

Reuben Samuel Winter's posthumous album III took out four awards on the night, including the number one spot for the whole year's Top 10 for his song 'Crit +'

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

ASTA RANGU SHARE NEW SINGLE 'TOO-ZOOMA'

Jan 28, 2022 News

Too Zooma is the first single from the band's forthcoming debut album, Entertainment. Recorded by gifted engineer and producer De Stevens (Marlin’s Dreaming) at Otago University’s Te Korokoro o te Tūī and trace / untrace records HQ in North East Valley, Ōtepoti/Dunedin

THE NIGHT LUNCH-KOIZILLA COLLAB IS OUT

Jan 25, 2022 News

The bands, who had planned to tour the release before last year's covid outbreak, have taken a side each of this split album

DIE! DIE! DIE! RELEASE PETER JACKSON INSPIRED GORE-FEST VIDEO

Jan 21, 2022 News

The "workout video turned gore fest" is something that just needs to be seen

DARTZ RELEASE RACY NEW VIDEO FOR 'TOYOTA COROLLA'

Jan 20, 2022 Hariet Ellis

Our Newtown neighbours, DARTZ - the band from Wellington, New Zealand - have today released a new music video for their 2021 hi-octane single Toyota Corolla.

LOCAL TOURIST SHARE FIRST SINGLE, ANNOUNCE ALBUM

Jan 19, 2022 News

Undone is the first single from their debut album 'Other Ways Of Living', out April 8th

VIOLET FRENCH RELEASES GORGEOUS EP

Jan 18, 2022 News

The EP, named Gorgeous, chronicles this strange summer

YUMI ZOUMA ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM: PRESENT TENSE

Jan 13, 2022 News

Accompanying the announcement is a new video for single In the Eyes of Our Love; the first in a trilogy of videos for Yumi Zouma’s upcoming singles helmed by director Alex Ross Perry

DANIEL ARMSTRONG & THE MONSOONS ARE GOING ON TOUR

Jan 13, 2022 News

The tour, rescheduled from 2021, now has a fresh set of dates around Aotearoa this February and March

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