Dunedin DoubleVarious Artists
The Dunedin Double was a seminal in both independent and New Zealand music. Released in March 1982, The Dunedin Double went on to kick start New Zealandâ€™s biggest independent record label Flying Nun Records as well as the careers of, at the time, local, unknown kiwi bands The Chills, Verlaines, The Stones and Sneaky Feelings.
Recorded over two weekends in two separate damp flats in Christchurch, the EP launched the notion of the â€˜Dunedin Sound,â€™ a phrase and sonic influence that still has aÂ place in today's jangle-indie pop world. Unusual in itâ€™s format, each side of the two 12â€™â€™s showcasing each band's first recordings, and take on the Dunedin Sound. The Dunedin Double has become one of the mantelpieces for lo-fi record collectors disappearing after one press. For Record Store Day 2014, Flying Nun in conjunction with Captured Tracks, will once more let The Dunedin Double briefly appear on the shelves, gloriously re-mastered.