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.
Kiran Dass grew up a fan of experimental music. Below she recounts her journey, full of tidbits, anecdotes and of course, the music.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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!.
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.
Dresser is an art-rock trio based in Montreal, Canada. They formed shortly after songwriter Finn Dalbeth relocated there from Auckland in 2018.
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
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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