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New Zealand band Sulfate have just released the most terrifying and unsettling video for the track ‘Bottle It In’, off their recently released album ‘Godzone’ (Flying Nun Records). ‘Bottle It In’ is over six minutes of a prowling and rumbling sonic menace that builds up to a cathartic crescendo. Squalling guitars and an undercurrent of …

Building up to the release of her album ‘IRIS’ through Flying Nun Records on 1 October 2021, Reb Fountain has just released the achingly beautiful track ‘Foxbright’, the fourth single from the album. This is a more reflective and restrained Fountain, but just as powerful and mesmerising. ‘Foxbright’ has a delicate, fragility and celestial melodies …

There is something very distinctive in the air. New Zealand’s Flying Nun signees Sulfate have followed up their debut single ‘Crossing’ (reviewed by me here) with a brilliant brooding, fuzzy ‘There You Are!’: coasting over an insistent bass, barely contained feedback and singer Peter Ruddell’s (Wax Chattels) voice a deep, sonorous ominous rumble. There is …

‘Crossing’, from New Zealand band Sulfate, is a delicious, fuzzy, angst-ridden piece of darkness that buzzes with a satisfying intensity. A metallic syncopated undercurrent is swamped by angular, crunchy guitars and yearning vocals that have echoes of the brittle, observational delivery of the Robert Forster side of The Go-Betweens. The themes match the gothic darkness …

New Zealand’s Reb Fountain has a distinctive style that matches a folk sensibility with an indie punk swagger: music that is hard to define, is distinctive and powerful. Fountain has announced details of a new album ‘Iris’, out through the inimitable and iconic Flying Nun Records, on 1 October 2021, and she released a video …

Shoegaze/dream pop exponents extraordinaire, Womb, from Pōneke (Wellington) have just announced the release of a new EP – ‘Holding a Flame’ – on 23 June 2021 through the inestimable and legendary Flying Nun Records. What a powerful combination. To launch this event, Womb will be embarking on a Aotearoa/New Zealand-wide tour. ‘Holding a Flame’ is a …

Lifting the veil a little more on the hidden prize of their forthcoming album, ‘Scatterbrain’, the eminently gorgeous The Chills have just allowed another glimpse of the treasures within with another sparkling single ‘World Within Worlds’. ‘Scatterbrain’ is due out on 14 May 2021 out through Fire Records and Flying Nun Records. It goes without saying this is …

With news out already of the much anticipated new album ‘Scatterbrain’ from New Zealand giants The Chills (due out on 14 May 2021 out through Fire Records and Flying Nun Records), the band has set up their stall and displayed another valuable ware from the collection – the track ‘Destiny’. You know what to expect from this band …

It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of the New Zealand indie music scene ever since the heady days of the eighties, with the Dunedin music scene, spearheaded by the legendary Flying Nun Records, the explosive ingredient. And, at the head of the vanguard was, of course, the delectable The Chills. Flying Nun Records have now …

The Chills are one of New Zealand’s finest exports – born out of the inimitable Flying Nun Records era in the eighties and from a coterie of bands coming out of the small town of Dunedin. And like many antipodean bands that arose at that time, they shone so very brightly but burned out so …