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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Plus, watch the new music video for the single, in which Asta Rangu’s Richard Ley-Hamilton takes you on a lightning tour of some of his favourite spots around his hometown of Dunedin.
Heave Ho! storms in with blistering bass, that's quickly followed by splintered guitar, crunchy synths and whacked out drums. The post-punk protestation is grounded by Brown’s voice, standing off to one side, back against the wall.
We're continuing the Flying Nun birthday tradition with two monster extravaganzas in Auckland and Wellington - multiple stages, a mix of established artists, new artists, and plenty in-between - a record store and all kinds of other stuff. Aldous Harding, Straitjacket Fits, Reb Fountain, The Bats and many more.
Liam Finn last released a solo album in 2014 when he dropped The Nihilist. He is set to change that in 2021, with an innovative project that sees him recording the album live in front of an audience.
Dumb For My Age is the first single from an album scheduled for release early in 2022. Special note must be made of Katie Everingham's lyricism, as she encapsulates the mixed feelings and insecurities that arise from getting older.
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