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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.  

JAY CLARKSON: PRESENT, PAST AND ARCHIVAL PHOTOS

Feb 01, 2021 Ben Howe

Jay Clarkson has been recording and performing music in New Zealand for many years, and she continues to do so. We asked Jay to give us the back story on a number of photos and letters we've unearthed from the archives, as well as what she has in the pipeline. 

STREAMING ISN'T EVERYTHING

Dec 11, 2020 by Gareth Shute

WOMXN TO THE FRONT: FEMINIST PUNK IN AOTEAROA

Dec 07, 2020 by Kate Powell

Below are the thoughts of some of the best established, emerging and unsigned womxn in Aotearoa punk right now dissecting what it means to be a womxn and an artist in 2020. There are similarities, differences and everything in between. Nothing is static, but their voices speak volumes. Womxn to the front forever.

THE BATS SHARE SECOND SINGLE ANOTHER DOOR

Sep 18, 2020 News

With the new album Foothills edging ever closer, The Bats have released the second single off the impending record with a charming video.

WAX CHATTELS RELEASE FINAL SINGLE AHEAD OF NEW ALBUM

Sep 03, 2020 News

Cede is the third single to be released off Clot, which comes out September 25th.

THE BATS ANNOUNCE THEIR TENTH ALBUM

Aug 22, 2020 News

The songs for Foothills were captured and immortalised in the Canterbury foothills of the Southern Alps, Aotearoa New Zealand. Check out the lead single Warwick, which of course features the iconic "Batsian chug and jangle."

WAX CHATTELS SHARE SECOND SINGLE

Aug 05, 2020 News

With September's release of Wax Chattels' second album Clot looming ever closer, the band has released the next single off the new record: Efficiency

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.

IN FOCUS: CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE AND WORK OF PETER GUTTERIDGE

May 28, 2021 News

This week, NTS Radio listeners were treated to an hour-long tribute to Peter Gutteridge, featuring rare Snapper, solo material & collaborations from throughout his life, alongside unheard moments from an interview in Peter’s Dunedin home circa 2012.

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