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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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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