Bats Galore… New music from within and around The Bats

Dunedin and indeed NZ music royalty The Bats have been pretty busy of late. They released their new LP Foothills last year, to wide acclaim, and earlier this month they also intriguingly released an instrumental version of the album on Bandcamp which gives a really interesting twist on the songs, allowing the rhythm section of perpetual motion and those sparkling guitars to take centre stage. … Continue reading Bats Galore… New music from within and around The Bats

NEW MUSIC: Ghost Wave – All U Do Is Kill

  New Zealand psych pop explorers Ghost Wave have a new LP called Radio Norfolk ready for release on July 9th via Flying Nun Records. It follows their excellent 2013 album Ages and going on this first single, All U Do Is Kill they’ve headed further out into the sonic wilderness. Pre-order Radio Norfolk Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Ghost Wave – All U Do Is Kill

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

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

ALBUM REVIEW: T54 | In Brush Park

Noisy psych guitar pop is in abundance in New Zealand at the moment and the cream of the crop like Popstrangers, Surf City and these fine gentlemen, T54, are improving with each new release. Flying Nun is a natural home for the band as they deal equally and unassumingly in melody and adventurous sonics, soaking up the influence of their predecessors like 3Ds, JPS Experience … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: T54 | In Brush Park

ALBUM REVIEW: The Bats | Free All The Monsters

written by Chris Familton The Bats are about to celebrate 30 years as a band in 2012 and one that can still boast the original line-up. Not many groups can lay claim to that milestone yet the New Zealand quartet have quietly gone about crafting a considerable body of work that has never taken drastic directional changes or seen them seeking to box above their … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: The Bats | Free All The Monsters

NEWS: Flying Nun announce 30th anniversary celebrations…

New Zealand’s iconic independent (for most of its time) label is turning 30 and they’ve got themselves organised with a bunch of shows to celebrate the occasion. The Clean Nov 23 – Dunedin, Sammys Nov 24 – Auckland, Kings Arms Nov 25 – Wellington, SFBH Nov 26  –  Christchurch, The new Dux  De Lux   HDU Nov 11  – Wellington, SFBH Nov 12  – Auckland, Kings Arms Nov 18 – … Continue reading NEWS: Flying Nun announce 30th anniversary celebrations…