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Nuns at the Altar of Rock: Flying Nun Records

Martin Aston, Guardian, The, May 2009

"THERE'S SOMETHING about the antipodes that irritates Britain," reckons Martin Phillipps, on the phone from Dunedin on New Zealand's South Island. Almost 25 years ago, he and his band, the Chills, travelled from Dunedin to London to see if the UK's post-punk scene could accommodate them, and the memory of their hosts' reaction still disappoints.

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