Flying Nun are over the moon to announce our latest signing The Courtneys. To celebrate, the Canadian trio have shared the first single Silver Velvet via the A.V. Club. The Courtneys release The Courtneys II on Feb 17th, worldwide on Flying Nun Records.Read More
The Bats fly again! Flying Nun flag-bearers The Bats prove their everlasting songfulness with news of a brilliant new album along with the release of the soaring first single, "Antlers".
The new album, The Deep Set will be out on January 27 2017 in NZ and Australia, and February 3 on the rest of the world. In the meantime the four-piece have shared their first single "Antlers" which premiered today via Noisey.Read More
There is also a great video for lead track 'City Scenes' which features plenty of great old footage from around Auckland in the early 1980s.Read More
Aldous Harding releases her debut album today in the USA on Flying Nun Records. She is also on tour with Deerhunter - dates belowRead More
The brilliant new album by Shayne P Carter - called Offsider - is out today in New Zealand! The album was recorded over the past few years, most notably with longtime collaborator Gary Sullivan on the drums.
So far the album has received excellent reviews in the NZ Listener, North and South, Metro and other publications. Gary Steel at Metro gave the album five stars and wrote "Please excuse an uncharacteristic and unscheduled swerve into gobsmacked, awestruck wonder, but this is something really special." You can read the full review here.
There is also a very interesting and in depth interview with Shayne P Carter here on Kim Hill here.
Grant Smithies also writes an excellent feature on Carter and the album in the Sunday Star Times here.
Carter sums up the album himself as follows:
I'm about to release a new album of piano based songs called "Offsider". I like the title because it seems to suggest being out of step or out of kilter with the times which it probably is. I decided to write the songs on piano - despite having never played the instrument before in my life - because I liked the idea of naivety and discovery and having a new angle on songwriting after so many years doing it. I explored the classical music solo piano music canon before embarking on the project because I wanted to see what had been done with the piano before I sat my useless self in front of it. Schubert's lieder, Chopin's Nocturnes, Debussy's neo psychedelia, Mozart's pristine classicism, Beethoven's cosmic exploration - it was an amazing journey of discovery of a whole universe of music I'd previously known nothing about.
Shayne P Carter is on tour around New Zealand with Don McGlashan this October - details here.
With his new album just around the corner, Shayne P Carter has released his latest single - I Know Not Where I Stand.
It's the opening track from Offsider - Shayne's new album set to be released in NZ on CD/Digital on September 9 (with an international and vinyl release to follow).Read More