New Zealand based Flying Nun records has struck a deal with label Captured Tracks to reissue releases from the Flying Nun back catalogue.
In 2006 Flying Nun was sold in its entirety as part of Warner Music Group's buy-out of Festival Mushroom Records, but the label's founder Roger Shepherd bought back the rights in 2009. Flying Nun released records by The Chills, The Bats and The Clean, among others. The slew of reissues will include EPs, 7"s, 12"s and box sets, and starts with a double vinyl release collecting the work of the short lived New Zealand group Toy Love, which collects the group's demos, singles, a live recordings and a radio jingle.
Last year saw the release of a compilation of Flying Nun releases titled Time To Go: The Southern Psychedelic Moment 1981–86, which was put together by The Dead C's Bruce Russell, and hit 29 in our 2012 end of year archive chart (The Wire 347).
As well as reissues, Flying Nun and Captured Tracks are also planning on reproducing t-shirts and posters from the archives. More details at Flying Nun and Captured Tracks. Listen to a Toy Love track below.