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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.  

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.

PANDEMICAVERA: THE OTHERS WAY THAT WASN'T

Feb 05, 2021 by Kate Powell

The 2020 edition of The Others Way was set to be the sixth such gathering of the musical faithful along Karangahape Road. Preparations were advanced and in motion, before another roadblock forced the event's indefinite postponement. Last year shortly after the second Auckland lockdown, Kate Powell spoke with organisers, artists and venue owners involved about their experiences and what they've learnt. 

FLYING NUN AT 40 YEARS: A VIEW FROM AFAR

May 21, 2021 by Martin Aston

Flying Nun's made 40 trips around the sun, and writer Martin Aston has been along for the ride for the majority of them. Martin has written for MOJO, Q, The Guardian, The Times, Attitude, Radio Times and BBC Music Online, and has authored four books, including 'Facing The Other Way: The Story of 4AD" and a book on Bjork. (Picture - Jean Paul Sartre Experience)

READ ABOUT THE FLYING NUN "DOODLES, DEMOS AND JAMMY THINGS"

Nov 06, 2020 News

Masters student William Daymond discovers various tidbits and unreleased material in the National Library's Flying Nun collection

NEW TUNE: THE BATS SHARE GONE TO GROUND

Oct 17, 2020 News

Gone To Ground is a moving, moody song from the never-ending pen of Robert Scott and sees the band interpret and explore the paths we lead in life to consider where yours might take you.

ASTA RANGU SHARE NEW SINGLE: NICO

Jun 18, 2021 News

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.

JAZMINE MARY SHARES VIDEO FOR 'MOVE ME'

Jun 18, 2021 Hariet Ellis

'Move Me' is from their debut album The Licking of a Tangerine (released independently on February 14, 2021).

LIPS SHARE NEW VIDEO, ANNOUNCE TOUR

Jun 17, 2021 News

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.

WELLINGTON & AUCKLAND – FLYING NUN 40th ANNIVERSARY PARTIES

Jun 17, 2021 News

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. 

ALDOUS HARDING SHARES 'OLD PEEL'

Jun 16, 2021 Hariet Ellis

National song-writing treasure Aldous Harding has returned today with her latest song and recent "set-closer" 'Old Peel'.

LIAM FINN ANNOUNCES HIS NEW PROJECT

Jun 15, 2021 News

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.

DATELINE RELEASE NEW SINGLE & VIDEO

Jun 11, 2021 News

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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