Original C Storm Bilders to reunite for record release concert

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Celebrate the release of the augmented vinyl version of the Bilders‘ 2008 album Chrysanthemum Storm with the original Chrysanthemum Storm band at Auckland’s UFO. One show only!

Bill Direen Vinyl LAunch UFO Aug 5th

Bill Direen & Bilders Tour Europe 2013

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Bill Direen has decided to make available an edited and mixed-down version of the fantastillion hours of bootleg material I took the liberty to record with my hand-held Roland R-09 during the legendary Austro-German Bilders tour of April 2013. Originally Bill was toying with the idea of putting out the material on vinyl but eventually decided against it. So for the time being, it’s just a very affordably Bandcamp download, folks. Come and get it.


Chrsyanthemum Storm re-release

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Kia ora Zelle whanau,

I am more than stoked to announce that Zelle Records will rerelease the fantastic, yet criminally overlooked album Chrysanthemum Storm by Bill Direen & the Bilders that was originally released by Powertool Records on CD in 2008.

The Chrysanthemum Storm LP (ZR010) will be a coprodution of Zelle Records, Powertool Records and South Indies. It will be released in time for the general election and hopefully also by 12 August, the day of ZELLE FEST (The Crown Hotel, Dunedin).

Bilders Chrysanthemum Storm COVER - Front Cover 72ppi

New arrivals!

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Kia ora Zelle whanau!

MarineVille‘s Penguins Ate My Chips and Seafog‘s Dig It On Up have both arived at our Vienna office safe and sound and can now be ordered. Pop! goes the cork.

Ka mihi,


Leather Apron EP resurfaced

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Kia ora Zelle whanau!

A few copies of the ultra rare, self-titled Leather Apron 10″ have resurfaced in David Mitchell‘s London flat. Come and get one from the Zelle shop (see the Zelle+ Further Listening section) while stock lasts!

Hei kona mai,



Seafog nominated for Taite Music Prize 2017

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Seafog‘s debut album, Raise Your Skinny Fist, has been nominated for the Taite Music Prize 2017. Congratulations, guys!

Seafog Raise front small

Zelle Records on Bandcamp

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Zelle Records now has its own site on Bandcamp. Pre-order your copy of MarineVille‘s Penguins Ate My Chips on vinyl (+ download) or get the download version. Either way, the package comes complete with a download of live collection 15 Wax Tears recorded by the same lineup as Penguins in 2011.