Tag: Flying Nun Records

Andrew Brough, guitarist and songwriter for New Zealand’s Straitjacket Fits, has died

Andrew Brough, guitarist and songwriter for New Zealand’s Straitjacket Fits, has died

Andrew Brough, a guitarist and songwriter who played in multiple New Zealand bands in the 1980s and ’90s including Straitjacket Fits, part of Flying Nun Records’ second wave of the so-called Dunedin sound, died on Tuesday, the band announced on Facebook. More information right here.

Listen: The Chills’ Martin Phillipps talks to Rockin’ the Suburbs podcast in 3-part interview

Listen: The Chills’ Martin Phillipps talks to Rockin’ the Suburbs podcast in 3-part interview

Our friends at the Rockin’ the Suburbs podcast recently sat down with Martin Phillipps, bandleader of iconic New Zealand indie-pop outfit The Chills, backstage at the Black Cat in Washington, D.C., for a three-part interview — which you can listen to in full right here.

Close Lobsters, The Bats, The Monochrome Set, The Wolfhounds playing NYC Popfest

Close Lobsters, The Bats, The Monochrome Set, The Wolfhounds playing NYC Popfest

True to its name, the 2013 installment of NYC Popfest will be an indie-pop lover’s dream, as the organizers have pulled off a booking coup, landing rare American performances by C86 veterans Close Lobsters and The Wolfhounds as well as U.K. post-punk act The Monochrome Set and an appearance by The Bats.