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NEWS AND FEATURES

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.  

The Story Of Doug Hood

Aug 12, 2022 by Roger Shepherd

"I first met Doug at an Enemy gig at the Old Beneficiaries Hall in Dunedin in 1978. Chris Knox abused me for wearing a skinny tie (I still have it, but that was the last time I wore it), but I felt his friend Doug, who was the singer in the support band, The Clean, was committing a far greater sartorially sin that evening by wearing a stripped, “Oxbridge” style blazer."

The Story Of The Pin Group's Single 'Ambivalence', 1981

Aug 05, 2022 by Roger Shepherd

Soon after telling a few friends that I was going to start up a record label, Roy Montgomery of The Pin Group approached me about releasing a single he planned to record. The Pin Group fitted the idea perfectly as they were a key band in our local Christchurch indie music scene that loosely orbited around the music venue that was - The Gladstone Hotel. 

The Story Of Look Blue Go Purple's 1985 EP, "Bewitched"

Jul 29, 2022 by Roger Shepherd

"The sophisticated sound is an ever shifting blend of gentle musical layers that flow and drift across each other in the most satisfying of ways. Tasteful, full of character and always assured."

Album Review | Wu-Lu - LOGGERHEAD

Aug 12, 2022 by Callum Campbell

In its most pure form, LOGGERHEAD is equal parts hip hop and punk, with each genre informing the other and dipping into neighbouring genres too. Naturally though, it is more than just that...

Album Review | Horsegirl - Versions Of Modern Performance

Jun 15, 2022 By Carla Camilleri

Versions of Modern Performance is an impressive debut by Horsegirl, who after all, are still at the very beginning of their musical voyage. The trio’s ability to pull from their appreciation of music from the past without sounding dated is notable, and a signal to even more brilliant music on the horizon.

Album Review | Revulva - Girl's Gotta Eat

Jun 10, 2022 by Rachel Andie

Hailing from the heart of Pōneke, Revulva is a fresh force in the NZ music scene with their unique fusion of jazz, funk, and new age soul grooves. Our own Rachel Andie takes a deep dive into their latest offering, Girl's Gotta Eat.

What Was That Thing? Watch Jilter Off Kilter Perform 'EN_TRO_P' Live

Aug 05, 2022 What Was That Thing?

Watch the latest in our music video showcase series, What Was That Thing? Here we have Jilter Off Kilter who performed their song, 'EN_TRO_P' live at the Flying Nun Records shop here in Newtown, Wellington.

What Was That Thing? Watch Hans Pucket Perform 'Mentor' Live at San Fran

Jul 29, 2022 What Was That Thing?

Watch the latest in our music video showcase series, What Was That Thing? Here we have Hans Pucket who performed their song, 'Mentor' live at the San Fran Bath House in Wellington.

What Was That Thing? Watch Night Lunch Perform Double Bo 2 Live

Jul 21, 2022 What Was That Thing?

Watch the latest in our music video showcase series, What Was That Thing? Here we have Night Lunch who performed their song, Double Bo 2 live at the Flying Nun Records shop here in Newtown, Wellington.

VIDEO: THE FLYING NUN 40TH IN WELLINGTON (ONE YEAR ON)

Aug 12, 2022 News

Ok, so we know this happened a year ago, but better late than never. Here, we present to you, some snippets of the Flying Nun Records 40th Anniversary show in Wellington, held on 7th August 2021 at the Michael Fowler Centre. 

THE CHILLS SOUTH ISLAND SHOWS - DUNEDIN & CHRISTCHURCH

Aug 03, 2022 News

Iconic Dunedin band The Chills will play two South Island spring shows, before leaving for an extensive 21 date tour through North America. 

RECITALS SHARE VIDEO SINGLE ‘ARROW’ + ANNOUNCE SHOWS

Jul 21, 2022 News

Recent Flying Nun Records signees, Recitals, have dropped a new single, ‘Arrow’, from their upcoming full length debut album Orbit I. The seven-piece band have also announce their album released shows, set for Auckland and Wellington.

FAZERDAZE RELEASES NEW SINGLE 'COME APART'

Jul 20, 2022 News

It has been five years since Amelia Murray, AKA Fazerdaze, released her incredible debut album Morningside. But despite five long years of absence, the anticipation never waned! And we are absolutely stoked at the news that today, Fazerdaze is finally back with a brand new single 'Come Apart'.

EARTH TONGUE RELEASE STRIKING NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR SINGLE 'MIRACULOUS DEATH'

Aug 05, 2022 News

Komisch psych rock duo, Earth Tongue, have unveiled a new single 'Miraculous Death' paired with a music video that is equally as memorable as the name. 

Beautiful Things Playlist: Stereolab, Earth Tongue, Black Marble, Yo La Tengo and more!

Aug 12, 2022 By Carla Camilleri

Each week we sit down and take a look at what are the freshest cuts, what's new in our store and what we've been spinning, and pull it all together into one compact playlist: Beautiful Things. Updated weekly, freshly curated for you below and also available on Spotify. 

Lo-Cost Records - The Small Store With A Big Reputation

Aug 11, 2022 by Solomon Powell

"You want a bit of competition, do you? I'll give you competition, since you won't last a month”. In response, Murray Shaw of Lo-Cost Records began setting his prices lower and lower. “I just remember trying to get people to come in here” he says. “And it really pissed him off cause I was selling new CDs $10 cheaper than him”. Lo-Cost Records not only survived the month, but the next 32 years, and are still offering the lowest prices for vinyl in the Wellington region.

Beautiful Things Playlist: Air, Princess Chelsea, Willie Hutch, Grouper and more!

Aug 05, 2022 By Carla Camilleri

Each week we sit down and take a look at what are the freshest cuts, what's new in our store and what we've been spinning, and pull it all together into one compact playlist: Beautiful Things. Updated weekly, freshly curated for you below and also available on Spotify. 

The Kitsch, Weird and Wonderful Creeps Record Parlour

Aug 04, 2022 by Solomon Powell

“You don't come in here to get something quickly and get the hell out” says Creeps Record Parlour owner Apa. “You come in here to relax”

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