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Davis takes on new role

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Matthew Davis has been promoted to general manager of Flying Nun Records.

Davis, who was previously label manager, will take over the day to day operations of the iconic record company, succeeding Ben Howe, who remains a director and will act as a strategic adviser for the business. He will also continue overseeing Flying Out, the music retail, distribution, event and marketing company he co-founded with Howe in 2013.

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Industry intern scheme returns

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Twelve young music industry aspirants will get the chance to kickstart their career next with the return of the NZ Music Commission’s Industry Internship Programme.

Following on from the successful pilot staged earlier this year, the organisation is now inviting potential host music companies and organisations to apply for next year’s scheme.

The programme aims to offer positions for 12 interns, who will get the chance to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to embark on a career in the music sector.

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The Chills: Martin Phillipps talks Snow Bound

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Familiarity breeds contempt goes the old saying –Martin Phillipps even wrote a song of the same name, which appears on The Chills’ seminal sophomore set Submarine Bells.

However, it’s a phrase that doesn’t apply to the iconic NZ band’s latest studio album Snow Bound; familiar, yes, but in the best possible way. The sparkling modern production aside, it’s an album that would fit seamless into their classic canon of works from the 80s and 90s, a gorgeous collection of jangling guitars lines, bittersweet melodies and heartfelt lyrics.

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Shayne Carter reunion shows

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Shayne Carter has reconvened Straitjacket Fits and Dimmer for another series of shows.

The Flying Nun icon first reassembled the band line-ups for the Kings Arms farewell concerts and they are now returning for four more dates at the end of November and early December.

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Introducing DOG Power

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Indie electronica duo DOG Power have signed with Flying Nun Records, with their self-titled debut album due in November.

The band was formed in 2017 by Christchurch singer-songwriter Sam Perry – best known for his work with Zen Mantra – and experimental musician Henry Nicol.

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Indi debuts Demeter

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The fantasy films of the 80s are the inspiration for the video for ‘Demeter’, the new single from indie popster Indi.

The track is the latest song to be released from Berlin-based Indira Force’s debut solo album Precipe, which will be released on October 12 via Flying Nun Records.

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The Others Way: Wax Chattels

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Following the May release of their self-titled debut, the Wax Chattels – Peter Ruddell, Amanda Cheng and Tom Leggett – have been busy introducing their incendiary blend of punk and electronica to audiences in the US and the UK.

Now back in NZ – albeit briefly, as there are more overseas dates to come – for The Others Way, Ruddell reflects on a frenetic last six months.

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The Others Way: Carb On Carb

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The first single from Carb On Carb’s second album For Ages was entitled ‘It’s Been A Rough Year’. But in real-life it has been anything but for Aucklanders James Stuteley and Nicole Gaffney.

On the eve of their appearance at The Others Way, Stuteley talks about their recent overseas travels and why they are looking forward to a bit of a break.

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Flying Nun Records: still in love with these times

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One of the most rewarding things Flying Nun’s Ben Howe has found on his travels is when people enthuse about the label’s newer acts like Fazerdaze as well as the legendary bands of the past.

“It’s a nice feeling – people talking about our past and our present,” he says.

Of course, with a label as iconic as Flying Nun, the two are inseparable. But both he and general manager Matthew Davis reckon the record company has found the perfect balance.

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First acts confirmed for The Others Way 2018

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Flying Nun icons Bailterspace and Headless Chickens will join rising stars such as The Beths, Wax Chattels and Estère at The Others Way 2018  in Auckland next month.

Held this year on August 31, the 2018 edition of the annual indie extravaganza boasts an eclectic, generation-spanning line-up of local artists, who will perform across than 10 venues on and around Karangahape Road.

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