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.
The kind folk at AudioCulture - "The noisy library of New Zealand music" - have allowed us to republish their story map which explores the early locations of Flying Nun in Christchurch.
Mild Orange are a truly national band, with an international focus. Recently one Friday evening they reconvened at Flying Nun in Wellington to play some tunes. Check out below the performance and our chat with Merht [Josh Mehrtens] about what they've been up to.
As part of the great Goin' Live With Chabs and Milky tour of Aotearoa recently completed, we got Milky, a.k.a. James Milne, to take pause and reflect on his connections to the musical cities of this country, sharing footage from the tour along the way. First stop: Te Whanganui-a-Tara/Wellington.
Soft Plastics recently dropped by the Flying Nun shop to play us a few tunes. The band have recently been on tour, as well as playing notable slots with Wax Chattels, at the Newtown Festival and an upcoming appearance at The Others Way. They have also recently released a string of excellent single. Make sure to check them out.
With today’s album announcement, the band shares ‘Crossing’, the first release from the band’s latest incarnation featuring Peter Ruddell (Wax Chattels), Hariet Ellis (Na Noise, Dick Move), and David Harris (Princess Chelsea, Jonathan Bree).
Catch the magic this Saturday 10th July with Babyteeth, BOZO, Cave Circles, DARTZ, DIESEL, HalfQueen, Jess Fu, Kraus, Night Lunch, Noa Records, Princess Chelsea, Proteins of Magic, PollyHill, Race Banyon, Samara Alofa and Vanessa Worm.
90s 'third wave' Flying Nun chart toppers Garageland are returning for an extensive tour of New Zealand this October, complete with the original line-up and playing their classic first EP and debut album - which was released 25 years ago.
I Believe You Are A Star came out in 2001, via Sony Records. Now in 2021, the album is getting another spin with some songs having never been played live before.
Luke Buda from The Phoenix Foundation has announced his first solo album in 12 year - his last one "Vesuvius" was released in 2008! The first single and video for the Wellington appropriate tune is "Here Comes The Wind".
IRIS is out via Flying Nun Records on the 1st of October, 2021 on both black and turquoise vinyl, CD and digitally.
'Weekend Run' marks UMO's first taste of new music this year and perfectly showcases UMO's signature modern soul over the course of a five-minute sonic journey.
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