Captured Tracks and Flying Nun Records recently announced the co-signing of Auckland, New Zealand’s Wax Chattels- a first for each label. Captured Tracks’ Mike…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.
New Zealand-based songwriter and producer Fazerdaze, a.k.a. Amelia Murray, released her debut album earlier this year entitled Morningside, available via Flying Nun Records. The…Read More
The Courtneys have shared the album stream for their forthcoming album, The Courtneys II, via The Hype Machine. Their sophomore release and first for…Read More
Vancouver bred power pop trio, The Courtneys have given us another peek into their forthcoming album before it’s out with their third single, “Minnesota”….Read More
The Courtneys have shared “Tour,” the latest from their upcoming album The Courtneys II. After naming Flying Nun Records as their number one influence…Read More
The Courtneys pay homage to “Splat” by New Zealand band Bailter Space (now labelmates) in their brand new video for “Silver Velvet.” “At the…Read More
The Courtneys have shared “Silver Velvet,” the lead single from their forthcoming release The Courtneys II. After naming Flying Nun Records as their number…Read More
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
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