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.
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.
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.
The kind folk at AudioCulture - "The noisy library of New Zealand music" - have allowed us to republish their story map which explores the early locations of Flying Nun in Christchurch.
90s 'third wave' Flying Nun chart toppers Garageland are returning for an extensive tour of New Zealand this October, complete with the original line-up and playing their classic first EP and debut album - which was released 25 years ago.
IRIS is out via Flying Nun Records on the 1st of October, 2021 on both black and turquoise vinyl, CD and digitally.
With today’s album announcement, the band shares ‘Crossing’, the first release from the band’s latest incarnation featuring Peter Ruddell (Wax Chattels), Hariet Ellis (Na Noise, Dick Move), and David Harris (Princess Chelsea, Jonathan Bree).
Catch the magic this Saturday 10th July with Babyteeth, BOZO, Cave Circles, DARTZ, DIESEL, HalfQueen, Jess Fu, Kraus, Night Lunch, Noa Records, Princess Chelsea, Proteins of Magic, PollyHill, Race Banyon, Samara Alofa and Vanessa Worm.
I Believe You Are A Star came out in 2001, via Sony Records. Now in 2021, the album is getting another spin with some songs having never been played live before.
Luke Buda from The Phoenix Foundation has announced his first solo album in 12 year - his last one "Vesuvius" was released in 2008! The first single and video for the Wellington appropriate tune is "Here Comes The Wind".
'Weekend Run' marks UMO's first taste of new music this year and perfectly showcases UMO's signature modern soul over the course of a five-minute sonic journey.
The video footage was taken from Reb's shows at the Mercury Theatre, on her sold out album tour of 2020.
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