Flying Nun Turns 30

For Immediate Release:

Sat 17th Sept 2011



We can’t believe it either

Throughout the month of November, Flying Nun Records will celebrate their 30th Anniversary. With over 20 shows throughout New Zealand, the anniversary features both past and present Flying Nun acts, along with some very special guests paying tribute to 30 years of the NZ iconic label.

While, it wouldn’t be a party without live music, Flying Nun Records also have exciting new releases and re-releases soon to be available on CD, digitally and on Vinyl. Plus the exciting announcement of a handful of new bands signed to the label.

Legendary Flying Nun bands THE CLEAN (currently on Arch Hill/Merge), HDU, THE BATS and GHOSTCLUB will all be touring throughout NZ this November.

To launch the month in Auckland (Friday Nov 4) and Wellington (Sat Nov 5) we have a showcase of ‘The new face of Flying Nun Records’ with performances from Grayson Gilmour, Popstrangers, T54, Surf Friends – and more to be announced.

While down south, F IN Math and turntabilist Alphabethead launch their tour which promises to include an interesting mix of Flying Nun covers, having given Alphabethead a bunch of Flying Nun vinyl to cut up, re-mix and re-write.

There will also be a series of Flying Nun Records Tribute Nights across the country and Australia, featuring some well-known characters and local acts.

In turn, there will be some very special releases, including ‘Tally Ho!’ – a double disc 30 Year ‘Best Of’ compilation.

The brilliant 8th Studio album from THE BATS ‘Free The Monsters’ will be released on 17th October.

Vinyl re-releases of the debut albums by The Bats – Daddy’s Highway and The 3Ds – Hellzapoppin and singles from our new signings: Pop Strangers, Surf Friends and T54 with more to be announced.

We are also working on ‘Time to Go’ – a double LP compilation exploring the label’s early South Island History, along with a complete vinyl compilation of the Pin Group’s material, and re-releases of HDU’s ‘Metamathics’ (originally released through Shoot The Freak Records) and The Shocking Pinks first album ‘Dance, the Dance Electric’ (originally released through Pinacolada Records).

In the long tradition of Flying Nun Records birthday celebrations, this year EPIC BEER are making us a 30 Year Ale. Available at the shows and selected supermarkets in November.


Flying Nun Records, 95bFM, Radio Active, RDU, Radio One, Undertheradar & Volume present



The Clean
Nov 23 – Dunedin, Sammys

Nov 24 – Auckland, Kings Arms

Nov 25 – Wellington, SFBH

Nov 26  –  Christchurch, The new Dux  De Lux


Nov 11  – Wellington, SFBH

Nov 12  – Auckland, Kings Arms

Nov 18 Dunedin, Sammys

Nov 19 – Christchurch, The new Dux  De Lux

The Bats

Nov 11 – Dunedin, TBA

Nov 12  – Christchurch, The new Dux  De Lux

Nov 18 – Wellington, SFBH

Nov 19  Auckland, Kings Arms

Ghost Club

Nov 16 – Wellington, SFBH

Nov 17  – Auckland, Kings Arms

Nov 18 – Christchurch, Dux

Nov 19 – Dunedin – TBC

F in Math and Alphabethead
Nov 4 – Christchurch, The new Dux De Lux

Nov 5 – Dunedin, Chicks Hotel

Nov 11 –Auckland, Golden Dawn

Nov 12 – Wellington, Mighty Mighty

30th Anniversary launch party featuring Grayson Gilmour, Popstrangers, Surf Friends and T54 plus more.
Nov 4 – Auckland, Kings Arms
Nov 5 – Wellington, Garden Club

Flying Nun tribute nights – Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hobart, Melbourne and Brisbane. Acts to be announced shortly…

Other activities include a touring Film Programme: in conjunction with the NZFA and numerous rounds of mini golf.

Tickets Onsale October 1st through