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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.  

Qs & As: ZAC ARNOLD, SUNRETURN & THE FESTIVAL OF

May 07, 2021 Callum Campbell

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

UNSEEN FOOTAGE: REUBEN SAMUEL WINTER LIVE OVER THE YEARS

May 06, 2021 By Ian Jorgensen

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. 

GOIN' LIVE WITH CHABS & MILKY ARE GOIN' LIVE (FOR REAL)

Apr 27, 2021 Callum Campbell

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. 

WAS THE PAST YEAR GREAT OR TERRIBLE FOR NEW ZEALAND MUSIC?

Apr 23, 2021 by Gareth Shute

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.

REB FOUNTAIN RELEASES NEW SINGLE 'LACUNA' & ANNOUNCES NEW ZEALAND 'IRIS' TOUR

Aug 04, 2021 Hariet Ellis

Reb Fountain, is back in the spotlight today with her latest single, 'Lacuna' from upcoming album IRIS. 

WELLINGTON 40TH ANNIVERSARY SCHEDULE REVEALED

Aug 03, 2021 Hariet Ellis

Doors open at 6.30! Tickets are selling fast so nab your spot at the link below to avoid missing out!  

FLYING NUN 40TH PHOTOS AUCKLAND PART FOUR - STRAITJACKET FITS, WAX CHATTELS, SOLID GOLD HELL

Jul 29, 2021 News

This past Saturday we celebrated our 40th Birthday at the Auckland Town Hall. It was a huge sold out night, with 12 different bands spread across three different stage areas. For this fourth and final instalment we have Straitjacket Fits, Solid Gold Hell and Wax Chattels. All photos by Dave Simpson.

WOMB SHARE A NEW VIDEO FOR DUST TO DUST

Jul 28, 2021 News

Filmed by collaborator Martin Sagadin, the video features some of Womb's favourite and most special spots around their hometown, Wellington

SOFT PLASTICS RELEASE LIVE EP

Aug 16, 2021 News

'Soft Plastics Live at RNZ' just sounded so good, it had to be shared with all and sundry

PHOEBE RINGS RELEASE DEBUT EP

Aug 13, 2021 News

The self-titled EP includes previously released tracks Cheshire and Spissky alongside some previously unreleased material

HANS PUCKET ANNOUNCE CONFIDENTLY TEST OUT NEW MATERIAL NATIONAL TOUR

Aug 13, 2021 News

The band will be coming to a town near you this October, with news of a new album on the horizon

NIGHT LUNCH & KOIZILLA COMBINE TO PRESENT NIGHTZILLA

Aug 12, 2021 News

The Dunedin outfits are combining to present a double billing of surf riffs, dancing/thrashing about, live bands and vinyl this September and October

THE BETHS ANNOUNCE LIVE ALBUM + FILM

Aug 11, 2021 News

Their performance at the Auckland Town Hall in 2020 has now been captured for eternity on vinyl and film

MARLIN'S DREAMING ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM WITH SINGLE 'LUMIA'

Aug 09, 2021 News

Plus, the band will be touring to support the album this October

UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA SHARE ANOTHER NEW SONG & VIDEO

Aug 05, 2021 News

The video for That Life features a dancing puppet made by renowned Daytime Emmy Award-nominated puppeteer and fabricator Laura Manns, who has worked on The Muppets and Sesame Street.

LUKE BUDA TO TAKE BUDA ON TOUR

Aug 02, 2021 News

In step with the announcement of his upcoming album, Buda, and release of its first single, Luke Buda has announced Buda On Tour. He and his bandmates are set to traverse these Shaky Isles this coming October and November

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