FLYING NUN RECORDS


Flying Nun was formed in the flurry of new punk rock-inspired labels forming in the early 1980s. The intention was to record the original local music of Christchurch, but soon the label rose to national prominence by championing the emerging music of Dunedin.

The Pin Group's "Ambivalence" 7" (the first band of Roy Montgomery) was the first release from Flying Nun, although it is widely assumed that "Tally Ho" by The Clean was the first release, as it unexpectedly reached number nineteen in the New Zealand charts, bringing the label unanticipated profile and income. This was followed by the seminal Dunedin Double EP, a release which cemented the place of the southern city in the forefront of New Zealand independent music.

Many of the most prominent kiwi rock and alternative bands have been signed to Flying Nun at some stage in their careers. In 2000, Australian youth radio network Triple J produced a list of the thirty "Greatest New Zealand acts of all time", twenty of which were Flying Nun artists.


In Love With These Times Promo
The Verlaines Death And The Maiden
Licensed courtesy of Flying Nun Records Ltd

Milk Makeup The Chills Pink Frost Licensed courtesy of Flying Nun Records Ltd

Milk Makeup
The Chills Pink Frost
Licensed courtesy of Flying Nun Records Ltd


VIDEOS


GARAGELAND - 'FINGERPOPS'

GRAYSON GILMOUR - 'HUNDRED WATERS'

LOOK BLUE GO PURPLE - 'CACTUS CAT'

ZEN MANTRA - 'SECOND SKIN'

 

STRAIGHTJACKET FITS - 'SHE SPEEDS'

THE CLEAN - 'GETTING OLDER'

BRESSA CREETING CAKE - 'PALM SINGING'

FAZERDAZE - 'TAKE IT SLOW'


CHRIS KNOX - 'NOT GIVEN LIGHTLY'

ALDOUS HARDING - 'BLEND'

THE VERLAINES - 'DEATH AND THE MAIDEN'

THE CHILLS - 'PINK FROST'


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