Flying Nun 40th Anniversary Party MFC; Wellington Saturday, August 7 A couple of weeks after the Auckland party it was Wellington’s turn to help Flying Nun celebrate its 40th Birthday. It was a solid line-up – and I was pleasantly surprised by how good it was; the vibe, the flow and of course the music. […]
Welcome to episode 25 of Sweetman Podcast brought to you by our brand new sponsor, Phantom Billstickers. This episode features a chat with Roger Shepherd, the guy that started Flying Nun Records, the guy who has written the fantastic memoir, In Love With These Times – My Life With Flying Nun Records.
The Shifting Sands Cosmic Radio Station Fishrider It’s no surprise that the music of The Shifting Sands not only evokes what many think of now as “classic era” Flying Nun/Dunedin Sound bands – The Verlains, The Chills, The Clean, et al – after all Michael McLeod studied under Graham Downes at Otago University and has […]
Robert Scott The Green House Flying Nun Records There’s a quiet charm to Robert Scott’s best work – a song, such as Little Bird, one of just several on this, his latest solo album. It’s deceptively simple, yet could only have come from the heart and mind of Scott. He’s managed his time between supporting […]
The Doubtful Sounds The Pop Album Independent/Bandcamp I don’t know a lot about The Doubtful Sounds but I like the charming, low-key, very Bats-like sound to this band. Saturday Night even sings of Kaye with her new guitar – so clearly The Bats figure in their influences, quite largely I suspect. It’s that same introspective-but-putting-it-out-there […]
Robert (‘Bob’) Scott plays in The Clean and The Bats and started with Electric Blood in 1978 in East Taieri. He went to Art School in 1980 and left shortly after to pursue music full time. Over the last 10 years he has been painting quite a lot and selling a few too. He is […]
The Hollies, Their Twenty Greatest Hits (1974) The Hollies – now here’s a singles band, my word. Went to their gig just the other year, expected it to be some oldies phoning it in – but they delivered. So many hits, pretty much everything on this album – just hit after hit. Immaculate pop songs. […]
V/A, Pink Flying Saucers Over The Southern Alps (1991) So many good things here – The Chills, The Verlaines, Headless Chickens, Bailter Space, Chris Knox, Skeptics, The Clean, The Bats, David Kilgour, J.P.S. Experience, 3Ds and Straitjacket Fits. And more. This Flying Nun compilation from the 1991 was one that I never owned – I […]