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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 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."

The Story Of The Chills' 1982 7" Single, "Rolling Moon"

Jul 15, 2022 by Roger Shepherd

“Rolling Moon” represents The Chills at the start of their journey proper. It's not a great recording by later standards but easily good enough to allow the song to shine. It's the start of a journey that Martin Phillipps is determined will become a career.  

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.

Album Review | Jon Hopkins – Music For Psychedelic Therapy

Jun 09, 2022 by Milky Joe

It's probably no co-incidence that the recent revival of interest in ambient music occurred when, after a 50 year hiatus, international research projects into the healing potential of psychedelics started up again.

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.

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 Hariet Ellis

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'.

ALDOUS HARDING ANNOUNCES NEW ZEALAND SHOWS

Jun 21, 2022 News

Tickets for all shows go on sale at 1pm Thursday June 23. For complete tour and ticket information visit livenation.co.nz.

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. 

HANS PUCKET SIGN TO CARPARK RECORDS AND ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM + SHARE FIRST SINGLE

Aug 05, 2022 News

We awake this morning to the exciting news that capital-based band, Hans Pucket, have signed to iconic label Carpark Records (The Beths, Chelsea Jade). Not only that! The dance-punk quartet have also announced a new LP, No Drama, and treated us to the first single paired with a music video. 

NA NOISE ANNOUNCE FIRST EVER AUSTRALIAN TOUR

Aug 03, 2022 Hariet Ellis

The fuzzy trio are hitting the dusty Australian trail in September — visiting Brisbane, Wollongong, Sydney, and Melbourne along the way. Check out dates below and grab your ticket now!

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”

Beautiful Things Playlist: Vashti Bunyan, Motte, Ennio Morricone, The Free Design and more!

Jul 29, 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. 

On Arrival | A Conversation with Asta Rangu

Jul 28, 2022 by Violet Hirst

Violet Hirst sat down with the members of Asta Rangu on the morning of their Tāmaki Makaurau show with Space Bats Attack! to talk about the current state of Dunedin venues, the recording process, misunderstandings and arrival.

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