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Straitjacket Fits - Down In Splendour (Dir. Andrew Dominik, 1990)

They had smouldering good looks, real star power and most importantly, their guitars rang with more than their rightful share of apocalyptic riffs blessed by Satan himself, or the Lord Jehovah, maybe. Who knows, but they were that good.

They nearly conquered the world, but it all ended in tears. Straitjacket Fits left us with three achingly great albums and some of the best songs in NZ rock history, and that should be enough.

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PRINCESS CHELSEA ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM ON FLYING NUN/LIL'CHIEF

Monday, March 30, 2015

Flying Nun Records and Lil' Chief Records are pleased to announce the imminent release of Princess Chelsea's second album 'The Great Cybernetic Depression'.

 
Flying Nun and Lil' Chief teamed up to release the album worldwide - in New Zealand on May 1, US and UK on June 8, and Europe on May 18th.
 
Chelsea has revealed the buzzy cover-art by Brad Fafejta. Sources say the album sounds quite a lot how the it looks aka 'buzzy'.
 
To celebrate the album release Princess Chelsea will be taking her band - comprised on the "three Js", all sound-men and multi-instrumentalist extraordinaires; Jackson Hobbs, Jonathan Pearce, Jonathan Bree - on the road starting in New Zealand in April and May, then Europe and the world.
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SNEAKY FEELINGS - 'SEND YOU' TO BE RE-ISSUED

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Dunedin's Sneaky Feelings debut album 'Send You' is set to be re-issued on 2xLP, CD + Digitally on April 3 through Flying Nun Records. Filled with lush pop harmonies, the Sneaky Feelings first featured on Flying Nun's 1981 Dunedin Double compilation, with those first tracks then followed by their debut full length - Send You two years later.
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MOURN ALBUM OUT TODAY!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Barcelona four-piece Mourn release their debut self-titled album in New Zealand + Australia today.
 
Mourn began as a friendship between two singers/guitarists Carla Pérez Vas (18) and Jazz Rodríguez Bueno (18) and their shared appreciation for the likes of Patti Smith, PJ Harvey, The Ramones and Sleater Kinney. They soon recruited younger sister Leia Rodríguez Postius(15) to play bass and Antonio Postius (18) to play drums. 
 
Their debut LP was recorded live in the studio in two days, proof of which is in their videos for singles “Otitis” and “Your Brain Is Made of Candy.” Both of which perfectly capture the band’s affinity for the brevity of the Ramones with the lyrical and melodic sophistication of the Pixies.
 
 
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