NEW MUSIC: Wax Chattels – Career

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Wax Chattels from Auckland, NZ have released the first single from their self-titled debut LP, set for release on May 18th via Flying Nun Records and Captured Tracks.

‘Career’ is a dark and ominous slow building track that conjures up images of fried circuit boards and ghostly monks in a post-punk landscape where sonic stabs pierce the gloom and deadpan vocals are the calm before the storm of swirling dissonant noise.

Album preorders available HERE. If you head to Bandcamp you can also hear the tracks ‘In My Mouth’ and ‘Disappointed’.

Wax Chattels are:

Peter Ruddell (keyboards/vocals), Amanda Cheng (bass/vocals) and Tom Leggett (drums).

REISSUE NEWS: Flying Nun & Captured Tracks To Reissue Chris Knox & Tall Dwarfs LPs

Chris-Knox---Seziure-Cover_1024x1024Flying Nun Records in partnership with Captured Tracks have announced they’re reissuing two seminal New Zealand albums. On November 13th Chris Knox’s Seizure (with the 1st pressing artwork) and Tall Dwarfs‘ first full length album Weeville will be available on vinyl and CD.

Artist: Chris Knox
Title: Seizure
Label: Flying Nun Records
Year: 1990. Re-Issued 2015
Cat #: FN125
Formats: 12″ LP, CD + Digital

PRE-ORDER

Track List:

  1. The Face of Fashion
  2. The Woman Inside Of Me
  3. Statement of Intent
  4. Filling Me
  5. Not Given Lightly
  6. Break!
  7. Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  8. Wanna!!
  9. And I Will Cry
  10. Rapist
  11. Grand Mal
  12. Voyeur
  13. Honesty’s Not Enough
  14. My Dumb Luck
  15. Ache

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Artist: Tall Dwarfs
Title: Weeville
Label: Flying Nun Records
Year: 1990
Cat #: FN166
Formats: 12″ LP, CD, Digital
Recorded: 1989-1990. Re-Issued 2015.
All Songs By Chris Knox and Alec Bathgate

PRE-ORDER

Track List:

  1. Log
  2. What More
  3. Breath
  4. Skin of My Teeth
  5. Crawl
  6. Sign the Dotted Line
  7. Pirouette
  8. Lucky
  9. Bodies
  10. Mr. Brocoli
  11. Lie
  12. The Winner
  13. Rorschach
  14. Tip of My Tongue
  15. Ozone
  16. Hallelujah Boy

NEWS: Flying Nun announce The Stones compilation

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The Stones (Wayne Elsey – guitar, vocals, Jeff Batts – bass, vocals, Graeme Anderson – drums, vocals)

The band were something of an enigma on the scene that surrounded the iconic Flying Nun Records label in the early 1980s. Wayne Elsey had previously been in Bored Games with Shayne Carter (who went on to forge an illustrious career with Straitjacket Fits and Dimmer) and after The Stones split the pair reunited in Double Happys before Elsey’s life was tragically cut short in a train accident in 1985.

Now Flying Nun and Captured Tracks are releasing the album Three Blind Mice which includes the bands’ contribution to Flying Nun’s Dunedin Double, tracks from their 1983 EP Another Disc Another Dollar as well as never heard before live recordings that capture the attitude and raw and catchy garage rock/Velvet Underground/The Fall sound of the band.

Curated by New Zealand noise legend Bruce Russell (The Dead C, Xpressway Records), with liner notes by Shayne Carter (Straitjacket Fits, Bored Games), the compilation also features design + illustrations from Alec Bathgate and Chris Knox and was mastered by Tex Houston (The Clean, 3D’s).

Track List:

  1. Gunner Ho
  2. See Red
  3. Mother/Father
  4. At the Café
  5. Something New
  6. Final Days
  7. Down and Around
  8. Funky Conversations
  9. Surf’s Up
  10. Fad World
  11. It’s a Shame (Live at the Rumba – May 1983)*
  12. We Live (Live at the Rhumba – Dec 15, 1982)*
  13. Rumba (Live at Victoria University, Dec 6, 1982)*
  14. Everywhere Man (Live at the Rumba – May 1983)*
  15. Diamond Dirt (Live at the Rumba – May 1983)*
  16. Think About It (Live at Victoria University, Dec 6, 1982)*
  17. Looking at You (Live at Albert Tavern, Jun 28, 1983)*
  18. Ward 9 (Live at the Rumba – May 1983)*
  19. Route 69 (Live at Albert Tavern, Jun 28, 1983)*

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