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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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CHARTING THE BATS: 38 YEARS, 10 ALBUMS AND THE LONGEST UNCHANGED LINE-UP IN NZ HISTORY

Mar 04, 2021 by William Daymond

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.

AK79 TO CLASS OF 81 BOOK - INTERVIEW & PREFACE

Feb 27, 2021 Ben Howe

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.

MERMGROWN FESTIVAL PHOTOS

Feb 25, 2021 Ben Howe

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. 

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. 

MUSIC NEWS

REB FOUNTAIN SHARES NEW SINGLE + VIDEO

May 27, 2021 News

Surrounded by tapestries, trunks & trinkets, in a makeshift room in the middle of anywhere, Fountain plays with the ethereal and earthly nature of love. “Your arrow is loose in my heart.” 

LIPS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM W. VIDEO

May 26, 2021 News

The first single, 'Your Deodorant Doesn't Work,' tells the story of someone entering into a misjudged affair, immediately and inelegantly backing out, and later wondering how other people might have handled themselves and the situation more expertly.

FLYING NUN 40TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW ANNOUNCED

May 26, 2021 News

We're continuing the Flying Nun birthday tradition with a monster extravaganza at the Auckland Town Hall - three 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. 

PICKLE DARLING RELEASES NEW ALBUM + VIDEO & TOUR

May 21, 2021 News

Release day has arrived for Pickle Darling's sophomore album, Cosmonaut. Along with the album, they have shared a charming video for the opening track Achieve Lift!

WAX CHATTELS ANNOUNCE MUCH AWAITED 'CLOT' TOUR

May 20, 2021 Hariet Ellis

Wax Chattels are over the moon to announce the COVID-delayed release tour for Clot, with shows in Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch, and Dunedin. Brought to us by UTR & 100% GOOD!

JAZMINE MARY SHARES BEAUTIFUL NEW VIDEO

May 17, 2021 News

Jazmine Mary has released a terrific video for her song Ballad, the eighth track from her album The Licking Of A Tangerine, released in February this year.

MERK ANNOUNCES SUPPORTS, HEADS ON TOUR

May 12, 2021 News

Phoebe Rings, Mousey and Juno Is are amongst the acts joining Merk on his national tour, starting this Saturday

LES BAXTERS PREVIEW SELF-TITLED ALBUM

May 10, 2021 News

Named by Radio New Zealand as one of the best acts of 2016, Les Baxters built a cult following before quietly disbanding in 2019. This LP acts as an artefact from one of the most distinctive and surprising bands to have emerged out of Aotearoa

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