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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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EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC'S EARLY DAYS: A PERSONAL ACCOUNT OF FLYING NUN, XPRESSWAY AND MORE

Apr 02, 2021 by Kiran Dass

Kiran Dass grew up a fan of experimental music. Below she recounts her journey, full of tidbits, anecdotes and of course, the music.

COMMUNITY & DIVERSITY - WAS THIS A SUMMER FESTIVAL SEASON LIKE NO OTHER?

Mar 18, 2021 by Kate Powell

For the first time in living memory, we have the chance to celebrate our local artists without a glut of international acts vying for our attention. Kate Powell spoke to three festival organisers promoting grassroots events this summer. What were their experiences in this environment?

"SOUTHERN PSYCHEDELIC MOMENT": AN ODE TO MARY HENEY & PETER STAPLETON

Mar 11, 2021 by Kiran Dass

Kiran Dass looks through the careers of Mary Heney  and Peter Stapleton, both of whom passed away in 2020. Kiran picks out her personal favourites from their extensive catalogues.

FLYING NUN, ROGER SHEPHERD AND DOING BUSINESS WITH MUSHROOM'S MICHAEL GUDINSKI

Mar 05, 2021 by Roger Shepherd

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.

MUSIC NEWS

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.

INTRODUCING FLYING NUN'S NEWEST ARTIST: VERA ELLEN

Jun 11, 2021 Hariet Ellis

With this announcement comes the very welcome news of Vera Ellen’s upcoming album, It’s Your Birthday, out October 8th, 2021 on vinyl, CD and across digital platforms, plus the drop of a perfectly formed new single and video for soon-to-be-anthem, YOU!.

YUMI ZOUMA TO TOUR NZ & AUS

Jun 10, 2021 News

It's been a while between tours for the alternative pop band, who are returning to these shores later this year to play their first shows in more than two years.

LAWRENCE ARABIA ANNOUNCES CHANT DARLING TOUR WITH NA NOISE

Jun 10, 2021 Hariet Ellis

And also reveals the reason for the season; an upcoming vinyl reissue of 'Chant Darling'!

DRESSER RELEASE THEIR DEBUT ALBUM: SEVENTEEN BLOCKS AND THEN SOME

Jun 08, 2021 News

Dresser is an art-rock trio based in Montreal, Canada. They formed shortly after songwriter Finn Dalbeth relocated there from Auckland in 2018.

TINY RUINS REISSUING 'SOME WERE MEANT FOR SEA'

Jun 04, 2021 News

The album reaches its ten-year anniversary this year, and to celebrate Hollie Fullbrook is heading on the road with an itinerary that mirrors her equivalent tour in 2011

DEB5000 TEASE NEW EP WITH SINGLE 'RATS'

Jun 03, 2021 News

Rats reaches the interweb in advance of their debut EP Debutante, which is out June 25th.

WOMB ANNOUNCE ‘HOLDING A FLAME’ EP OUT VIA FLYING NUN RECORDS

Jun 02, 2021 Hariet Ellis

Womb and Flying Nun Records are very proud to announce their exciting new partnership in this release of the Holding a Flame EP — out digitally on June 23rd, 2021.

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