Bands/Musicians Flying Nun Records Complete Artist Roster

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List of Flying Nun Records artists, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This Flying Nun Records roster includes both past and present artists. Popular Flying Nun Records bands and artists are all listed here with information such as what genre the bands fall under and what albums they're known for. If you're looking for any of these Flying Nun Records band's full discographies then click on their name and you can find them here on Ranker. The artists and bands on this list might be pop, rap, rock, electronic or any other genre, but what they all have in common is that they were signed by Flying Nun Records.

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Adam Brand is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Flying Nun Records Complete Artist Roster
Adam Brand Country Adam Brand is an Australian musician who sings country music. Active since 1997, he has released seven studio albums and thirteen singles. His first three albums are all certified platinum in ...more

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Alec Bathgate is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Flying Nun Records Complete Artist Roster
Indie pop Alec Bathgate is a New Zealand musician who was a key member of The Enemy and Toy Love, as well as being one half of Flying Nun Records act Tall Dwarfs alongside Chris Knox. As well as playing ...more

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Bailterspace is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Flying Nun Records Complete Artist Roster
Noise rock, Shoegazing Bailter Space is an atmospheric noise rock band that formed in Christchurch, New Zealand in 1987 as Nelsh Bailter Space; they had previously recorded as The Gordons. Its members are Alister ...more

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Betchadupa is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Flying Nun Records Complete Artist Roster
Betchadupa Pop music, Rock music Betchadupa was a New Zealand pop/rock group. Formed in 1997, in Auckland, New Zealand. The band features Liam Finn, Chris Garland, Joe Bramley and Matt Eccles. Betchadupa had its origins when ...more

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Bressa Creeting Cake is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Flying Nun Records Complete Artist Roster
Bressa Creeting Cake Bressa Creeting Cake is a New Zealand rock band, active during the 1990s.

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Cul de Sac is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Flying Nun Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Experimental rock, Neo-psychedelia Cul de Sac are a rock music group formed in 1990 in Boston, Massachusetts and led by guitarist Glenn Jones. Their music is primarily instrumental. Jones and keyboardist Robin Amos have been the ...more

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David Kilgour is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Flying Nun Records Complete Artist Roster
David Kilgour Indie rock David Kilgour is a musician from Dunedin, a city in the South Island of New Zealand. He first started playing guitar as a teenager in the late 1970s. With brother Hamish he formed The Clean, a ...more

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Die! Die! Die! is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Flying Nun Records Complete Artist Roster
Noise pop, Punk rock, Post-punk revival Die! Die! Die! is a noise pop/punk three-piece from Dunedin, New Zealand, formed in late 2003 and used to be signed to Flying Nun Records. Their self-titled album Die! Die! Die! was released in ...more

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Dimmer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Flying Nun Records Complete Artist Roster
Dimmer Rock music, Alternative rock Dimmer was a musical group from New Zealand. The driving force behind the band is Shayne Carter, a prominent New Zealand musician and member of such bands as Straitjacket Fits and Double Happys. ...more

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Fiona McDonald is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Flying Nun Records Complete Artist Roster
Fiona McDonald Electronic music, Alternative rock Fiona McDonald is a New Zealand pop singer and television personality.

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Garageland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Flying Nun Records Complete Artist Roster
Garageland Pop music, Indie rock Garageland was an indie rock band on New Zealand's Flying Nun record label. Influenced by Pixies, Pavement, The Clean and The Velvet Underground, they were critically acclaimed in the UK and ...more

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Hamish Kilgour is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Flying Nun Records Complete Artist Roster
Hamish Kilgour Indie rock Hamish Kilgour is a New Zealand musician notable for founding The Clean along with his brother David in 1978. He later moved to New York City and formed The Mad Scene in the early 1990s. His ...more

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High Dependency Unit is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Flying Nun Records Complete Artist Roster
High Dependency Unit Post-rock, Psychedelic rock High Dependency Unit is a psychedelic rock band originating from Dunedin, New Zealand. Forming in 1994, the band was described by BBC DJ and presenter John Peel as "one of the 10 best bands ...more

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Look Blue Go Purple is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Flying Nun Records Complete Artist Roster
Look Blue Go Purple Look Blue Go Purple was an alternative pop/rock band from Dunedin, New Zealand, together from 1983 to 1987, recognised as part of the Dunedin Sound.

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Netherworld Dancing Toys is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Flying Nun Records Complete Artist Roster
Netherworld Dancing Toys Netherworld Dancing Toys is a New Zealand band from Dunedin formed in 1982. In 1985, their single "For Today" reached No3 in the New Zealand singles chart.

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Paul Hanley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Flying Nun Records Complete Artist Roster
Indie, Punk rock Paul Hanley is an English musician, based in Manchester. He is best known for playing drums in The Fall and The Lovers.

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Pavement is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Flying Nun Records Complete Artist Roster
Alternative rock, Noise pop, Indie rock Pavement was an American indie rock band that formed in Stockton, California in 1989. The group mainly consisted of Stephen Malkmus, Scott Kannberg, Mark Ibold, Steve West and Bob Nastanovich. ...more

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Shocking Pinks is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Flying Nun Records Complete Artist Roster
Indie Shocking Pinks is the project of singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Nick Harte from New Zealand.

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Snapper is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Flying Nun Records Complete Artist Roster
Drone music, Noise pop Snapper was the New Zealand performance indie/alternative band of the late Peter Gutteridge, previously in The Clean, The Chills and The Great Unwashed. The band evolved from the line-up of ...more

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Sneaky Feelings is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Flying Nun Records Complete Artist Roster
Popular music, Rock music Sneaky Feelings was a 1980s New Zealand pop/rock band, led by Matthew Bannister, which recorded on the Flying Nun label. Initially recording with the line-up of Bannister, David Pine, Kat Tyrie ...more

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Straitjacket Fits is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Flying Nun Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Alternative rock, Indie rock Straitjacket Fits formed in Dunedin, New Zealand in 1986 and were a prominent band in the Flying Nun label's second wave of the Dunedin Sound.

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The Able Tasmans is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Flying Nun Records Complete Artist Roster
Indie rock, Lo-fi music The Able Tasmans were an indie band from Auckland, New Zealand. At various times the band consisted of Leslie Jonkers, Peter Keen, Graeme Humphreys, Craig Mason, David Beniston, Jane Dodd, and ...more

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The Axemen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Flying Nun Records Complete Artist Roster
Punk rock, Indie rock The Axemen is a New Zealand band formed in 1983. They played at the protests for homosexual law reform in 1983, with member Little Stevie McCabe being severely beaten up in the Christchurch ...more

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The Bats is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Flying Nun Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music The Bats are an influential New Zealand rock band formed in 1982 in Christchurch by Paul Kean, Malcolm Grant, Robert Scott and Kaye Woodward. Though primarily a Christchurch band, The Bats have ...more

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The Chills is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Flying Nun Records Complete Artist Roster
The Chills Alternative rock, Dunedin Sound The Chills are a guitar and keyboard-based rock band from Dunedin, New Zealand. The band is essentially the continuing project of singer/songwriter Martin Phillipps, who is the group's sole ...more

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The Clean is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Flying Nun Records Complete Artist Roster
The Clean are an influential indie rock band that formed in Dunedin, New Zealand in 1978, and have been described as the most influential band to come from the Flying Nun label, whose repertoire ...more

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The D4 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Flying Nun Records Complete Artist Roster
Garage rock, Indie rock, Post-punk revival The D4 was a rock band from Auckland, New Zealand. Their music was released by Hollywood Records in the U.S., Flying Nun Records in New Zealand and by Infectious Records in the UK. The group was ...more

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The DoubleHappys is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Flying Nun Records Complete Artist Roster
The DoubleHappys Rock music The DoubleHappys were a short-lived but influential rock band based in Dunedin, New Zealand, and part of the Dunedin Sound music wave of the 1980s.

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The Jean-Paul Sartre Experienc... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Flying Nun Records Complete Artist Roster
The Jean-Paul Sartre Experience Alternative rock, Indie rock The Jean-Paul Sartre Experience, later renamed JPS Experience after a lawsuit by the estate of Jean-Paul Sartre, were an indie rock band on New Zealand's Flying Nun Records.

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The Mint Chicks is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Flying Nun Records Complete Artist Roster
Noise rock, No wave, Power pop The Mint Chicks were a New Zealand experimental noise rock/power pop group originally from Auckland who relocated to Portland, Oregon, USA in 2007. They are known for mixing pop hooks and ...more

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The Renderers is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Flying Nun Records Complete Artist Roster
Country rock, Psychedelic rock The Renderers are a band from Christchurch, New Zealand formed in 1989 by Maryrose Crook and her husband Brian.

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The Stones is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Flying Nun Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music The Stones were a New Zealand band from Dunedin named after The Rolling Stones. One of the earliest bands to record on the Flying Nun label, they helped form the style of music known as the ...more

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The Terminals is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Flying Nun Records Complete Artist Roster
The Terminals Rock music The Terminals are an alternative rock band from New Zealand. They released material on the Xpressway and Flying Nun labels.

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Wreck Small Speakers on Expens... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Flying Nun Records Complete Artist Roster
Noise rock, Synthpop Wreck Small Speakers on Expensive Stereos was a band from New Zealand consisting of Michael Morley and Richard Ram. During the early 1980s they released numerous cassettes through the Wrecked ...more