New Zealand’s moniker of Sam Perry, Zen Mantra has released their self-titled LP out now on Flying Nun Records. Today, they also share the…Read More
Simply put, we are an independent New Zealand music label. We started in 1981, like many independent labels do, by just wanting to make music we like available for people we like. It is still why we do it.
But a lot’s happened since then.
Pretty soon we got bigger than we’d ever have dreamed possible. All the while working with a wonderfully diverse bunch of brilliant bands and crazy characters that were making music for like-minded people all around the world. Then we got partially bought by someone else. But after a while they got bought by someone else. And after some more time Flying Nun stopped being what it was supposed to be…
We started off with a simple, do-it-yourself post-punk attitude, which still remains. After all, who else was going to record and release the likes of The Clean, Chris Knox or The Dead C. It also happened that we were stuck on a couple of remote islands at the bottom of the world. So we were always going to be a bit different from the word go.
We are truly independent in the ‘music industry’ sense of the term, and Flying Nun Records – as it always was – is about the musicians and the fans, so feel free to say hi, spout an opinion, or simply let us know what you want to hear.
All in all, nothing’s changed really. We’re right back where we started, just a little bit older and a little bit wiser.
Website thank you’s to Luke, John, Dan and the team at Youdo, Paul McNeil for our fancy fonts and styles, Matt Dillon for the tricky bits, Matt Kerr for de-signings and Simon Coley for the sage advice.
Kane Strang will release his debut full-length Blue Cheese, on February 26th via Ba Da Bing (in the U.S.) and Flying Nun (in New…Read More
Robert Scott (The Bats, The Clean) Premieres New Video for “Vertigo” today. His New Solo LP The Green House comes out November 4th in the US via Flying Nun Records. Robert Scott, frontman of The Bats, the centre point of The Clean, has a new solo album, The Green House, out this November:Read More
Tiny Ruins, the project of New Zealand native Hollie Fullbrook, has just wrapped up her recent North American tour in support of her latest album Brightly Painted One, out now on Flying Nun Records. She will return to the U.S. to open for Sharon Van Etten:Read More
New Zealand singer-songwriter Hollie Fullbrook AKA Tiny Ruins is currently on tour in North America, playing songs from her new album Brightly Painted One, out now on Flying Nun Records.Read More
Omnian Music Group (OMG) is a brand new label group formed by Captured Tracks’ label owner/founder Mike Sniper. The goal of OMG is to further develop the preexisting imprints (Body Double, Fantasy Memory) and partnerships,Read More
New-Zealand based indie-folk threesome released their new album Brightly Painted One via Bella Union on May 5th and prepare for their North American release with Flying Nun Records on May 13th.Read More
With the release of their new LP Brightly Painted One just around the corner, Tiny Ruins have made their new album available for streaming…Read More
Flying Nun / Captured Tracks have announced the reissues of New Zealand’s own indie pop pioneers, The Bats. On May 27th the labels will release Compiletely Bats, a collection of early EP’s/singles [2xLP] (1982-90),Read More
Anthology serves as a celebration of The Clean, a band whose influence extends so far beyond their New Zealand home that even if you have never heard of The Clean before, you have surely heard of some of the bands,Read More
Popstrangers share the video for their first single “Country Kills” off their forthcoming sophomore release, Fortuna. Director Conan Roberts said, “The video was inspired by a lot of collage artists,Read More
It’s been over three decades since Christchurch record shop employee and music fan, Roger Shepherd was inspired to start a record label as an outlet for South Island bands. And it was the city of Dunedin that quickly became most strongly associated with Flying Nun,Read More