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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.  

FORCING ORDER ON A WORLD OF CHAOS: A FORENSIC READING OF STOP YOUR TEARS BY ALDOUS HARDING

Apr 08, 2021 by Claire Mabey

Verb Wellington Director, Claire Mabey, didn’t set out to write a series of close readings of Aldous Harding lyrics. She just wanted to think about them in a forensic way for a bit. Then it got serious and out of hand. For the second in the series she took a deep dive into Stop Your Tears.

EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC'S EARLY DAYS: A PERSONAL ACCOUNT OF FLYING NUN, XPRESSWAY AND MORE

Apr 02, 2021 by Kiran Dass

Kiran Dass grew up a fan of experimental music. Below she recounts her journey, full of tidbits, anecdotes and of course, the music.

COMMUNITY & DIVERSITY - WAS THIS A SUMMER FESTIVAL SEASON LIKE NO OTHER?

Mar 18, 2021 by Kate Powell

For the first time in living memory, we have the chance to celebrate our local artists without a glut of international acts vying for our attention. Kate Powell spoke to three festival organisers promoting grassroots events this summer. What were their experiences in this environment?

"SOUTHERN PSYCHEDELIC MOMENT": AN ODE TO MARY HENEY & PETER STAPLETON

Mar 11, 2021 by Kiran Dass

Kiran Dass looks through the careers of Mary Heney  and Peter Stapleton, both of whom passed away in 2020. Kiran picks out her personal favourites from their extensive catalogues.

FLYING NUN 40TH PHOTOS AUCKLAND PART THREE - REB FOUNTAIN, VOOM, & SUPERETTE

Jul 27, 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 second instalment we have Reb Fountain, Voom and Superette. All photos by Dave Simpson.

FLYING NUN 40TH PHOTOS AUCKLAND PART TWO - THE BATS, SUBLIMINALS, WOMB

Jul 27, 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 second instalment we have The Bats, The Subliminals and Womb. All photos by Dave Simpson. 

FLYING NUN 40TH PHOTOS AUCKLAND PART ONE - ALDOUS, MERMAIDENS, SULFATE

Jul 26, 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. We have so many great photos of the party we will be posting them up in instalments, roughly mirroring how the evening progressed. 

TIMETABLE & MAP FOR THE FLYING NUN 40th AUCKLAND SHOW

Jul 21, 2021 News

Only a few days to go until our Flying Nun 40th show at the Auckland Town Hall - which is now sold out. It is going to be a huge night with three stages, a dozen acts and all kinds of other fun stuff to keep you entertained. 

TINY RUINS COLLABORATES WITH AUTHOR TO TRANSLATE STORIES INTO SONGS

Jul 30, 2021 News

And songs into stories! Tiny Ruins is teaming up with the author of Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell, for a unique event at Word Christchurch this August

KARL STEVEN SHARES SINGLE, SIGNS TO SUNRETURN

Jul 29, 2021 News

Freedom Bells is the first single off Steven's upcoming album, All Of Human Emotion On Microfiche, out later this year via Sunreturn

THE OTHERS WAY SECOND LINE-UP ANNOUNCEMENT

Jul 26, 2021 News

The second announcement adds to a bill already featuring the likes of The Beths, Lawrence Arabia, Francisca Griffin and The Bus Stop Boys, Guardian Singles, Jazmine Mary and more and more and more and....

VERA ELLEN DROPS SECOND SINGLE, ’I WANT 2 B BOY’

Jul 21, 2021 Hariet Ellis

Today Vera Ellen shares a second sensational single, ‘I Want 2 B Boy’ from the upcoming album ‘It’s Your Birthday’ out October 8th via Flying Nun Records.

NEW DATES FOR ANDREW BROUGH TRIBUTE SHOW

Jul 20, 2021 News

The show, that has already had one Auckland outing, is about to head on a brief tour around New Zealand

ANTHONIE TONNON'S NEW ALBUM IS OUT!

Jul 16, 2021 News

Plus, Tonnon and collaborator Jonathan Pearce have been nominated for a major national songwriting award.

APRA ANNOUNCES 2021 SILVER SCROLL & MAIOHA AWARD FINALISTS

Jul 15, 2021 News

This year's group of outstanding songwriters includes Reb Fountain, The Beths, Anthonie Tonnon, and Lips.

PHOEBE RINGS RELEASE SECOND SINGLE AHEAD OF TOUR

Jul 12, 2021 News

Spissky comes out but a few weeks before their national tour with Lips later this month

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