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.
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.
This week we were sad to hear of the passing of a significant figure in the Australian (and New Zealand) music industry - Michael Gudinski. In the late 1990s one of his companies - Mushroom Records - purchased 49% of Flying Nun, eventually taking entire ownership of the company. Flying Nun founder Roger Shepherd charts his relationship with Gudinski, Mushroom Records, News Corp and more.
William Daymond may be the most enthusiastic and learned Bats fan known to humankind. Here he spares no details charting the ins and outs of the band, spanning 38 years and 10 albums from go to whoa.
Anthony Phelps, the photographer behind the new book "From AK79 to the Class of 81 (Photos from 1978-1982)" talks a bit more about his experiences behind the camera during this time. We also include a few photos and the book preface.
Named by Radio New Zealand as one of the best acts of 2016, Les Baxters built a cult following before quietly disbanding in 2019. This LP acts as an artefact from one of the most distinctive and surprising bands to have emerged out of Aotearoa
Their debut single Grudge is the first heard track off their upcoming album Noise Bitch coming out in June via trace / untrace records.
Big news Chills fans: the release of their new album Scatterbrain, which was due in two weeks, has been brought forward to tomorrow! In the meantime, the band has just released another single. Listen to Worlds Within Worlds below.
Celebrating the fortieth anniversary of the founding of Flying Nun Records in Ōtautahi Christchurch, Hellzapoppin’! brings together original artwork and design, film, record covers, posters and photography from some of New Zealand’s favourite bands.
Today a new video for 'Crit+' has been shared by Reuben Winter's partner Grace Verweij, made up from VHS footage assembled by Winter and snippets of lyrics and drawings from his notebooks...
N. T. Honey's noise and jangly guitar brings alive narratives of feminine archetypes, environmental disasters and everyday phenomena.
Emily's music weaves introspection into rule-bending ear worms, influenced by her love of Motown, neo-soul and music’s greatest songwriters.
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