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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.  

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MERMGROWN FESTIVAL PHOTOS

Feb 25, 2021 Ben Howe

The very successful Mermgrown was held and the Newtown Workingmen's Bowling Club over the weekend. The sunny afternoon was all about relaxed tunes, bowling on the green, picking up a few tasty snacks and quality crafts. 

PUNK IT UP - FROM 'NOT THE 1978 TOUR' TO PIU 2021

Feb 22, 2021 by Kate Powell

In anticipation of the Punk It Up music festival, Andrew Boak and Sonya Waters talk to Kate Powell about local punk - from 1981 to 2021. Punk It Up V is now happening at The Powerstation on Friday March 5 and Saturday March 6. Tickets are available at Under The Radar. 

THE FERRET & THE EGG - A FORENSIC READING OF THE BARREL BY ALDOUS HARDING

Feb 18, 2021 by Claire Mabey

Claire Mabey, writer and founder/director of Verb Wellington, goes down the Aldous Harding rabbit hole. She explores the literary prose of the ferret, the egg and The Barrel. No comment on the hat. 

NO WIPEOUT! TUBES VALVES & SURF GUITAR

Feb 11, 2021 by Gareth Shute

Since it first arrived in the late-50s, the surf guitar sound has continued to re-emerge in each decade. Gareth Shute takes a short look back at the history of the style in New Zealand.

MUSIC NEWS

BAD HAGRID HITS THE ROAD

Apr 22, 2021 News

Here Comes Haggy is the new single from Wellington band Bad Hagrid, and indeed, Haggy is coming.

REB FOUNTAIN WINS THE TAITE MUSIC PRIZE

Apr 21, 2021 News

The award, named after one of Aotearoa's most respected music journalists, the late Dylan Taite, recognises outstanding creativity for an album

NEW SINGLE & VIDEO FROM KAISHANDAO

Apr 20, 2021 News

Re-werked from the dancefloor to the DAW, Hearsay captures one of the staple grooves of Kaishandao’s ever-evolving live hardware set, composed and constructed over an unprecedented year of weekend-to-weekend club gigs across post-epidemic China.

AMAMELIA RELEASES 'THE F IN FM STANDS FOR FLUTE (EYELINER WONDERLAND MIX)'

Apr 16, 2021 News

The release is part of a new album of remixes of Amamelia's first album, WOW! Many key players in Aotearoa's electronic scenes breathe new life into WOW!'s grooves and textures.

SOFT PLASTICS RELEASE THEIR NEW SINGLE 'LOOZER'

Apr 16, 2021 Hariet Ellis

Soft Plastics release their new stand alone single Loozer, ahead of their upcoming tour throughout the North Island.

FRESH RELEASE COMPILES THE LATEST DUNEDIN SOUND

Apr 14, 2021 News

The diverse and eclectic compilation captures the current musical moment in Ōtepoti/Dunedin with 29 tracks from a wide array of artists who call the southern town home

THIS WEEKEND AT FLYING NUN: WIRI DONNA & NEWTOWN FESTIVAL

Apr 09, 2021 News

Catch Wiri Donna for a low key solo in-store at the Flying Nun shop in Newtown. 3pm ,this Saturday 10th of April - 154A Riddiford st, Newtwon - Wellington. Also, this Sunday in Wellington, we've got the Newtown Festival. It's happening directly outside our front door. A street party. 

ANTHONIE TONNON ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM W. SINGLE + VIDEO

Apr 09, 2021 News

Anthonie Tonnon has announced his new album Leave Love Out Of This, slated for release July 16th on our fair shores via Nadia Reid's label Slow Time Records. Watch the fresh new video for the first new single, Entertainment.

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