Final cover design for “My Bonie Bell” revealed

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So this is what Zelle‘s second Robbie Burns comp, My Bonie Bell, is going to look like. Thank you so much, Emma Milburn (original Larnach Castle painting) and Mark Sharma (graphic design)!


“Cut” in the post

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Kia ora, Zelle whanau!

I am delighted to tell to that Duophonic have shipped the test pressings of Bilders album Cut. Official release date is 1 May.

Bilders CUT LP FRONT cover art

Hei kona mai,


“Dig It On Up” nominated for Taite Music Prize

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Port Chalmers trio Seafog‘s 12-inch EP, Dig It On Up, has been nominated for IMNZ’s Taite Music Prize 2018. Keep fingers crossed.


Vinyl & Music Festival

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Logo4c_hochZelle Records will again have a wee stand at the Vinyl & Music Festival, at the Ottakringer brewery, Vienna, 3 and 4 March 2018. We’ll also be presenting records from CocoMuse Releases and Fishrider. The big question is, should I bring Ngaroma, my daughter’s cuddle kiwi?


The New Zealand Radio Show

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Click here to stream or download The New Zealand Show, two and a half three hours American radio dj Michael Wilde dedicated to Kiwi Rock in the latest edition of his radio show Mostly Singles on WGXC 90.7-FM: Hands-on Radio (90.7-FM and, WGXC Hudson studio, 704 Columbia St., Floor 2, Hudson, NY 12534). Thanks for that great show packed with great music, Michael. We want more, please!

Robbie Rocks 2018

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Only a few more days to go until the final of Robbie Rocks 2018! The finalists in both the youth and the open category of Dunedin’s annual Robert Burns music competition organised by Toitu will give a live performance in the upper Octagon on 21 January from 2pm. Among the open category finalists: darryl baser! Congratulations! Let’s keep fingers crossed.Robbie-rocks-comp-Facebook-1200x628px

Joint effort

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The vinyl release of Cut will again be a cooperation of Zelle Records, Andrew Maitai‘s Powertool Records in Auckland and Bill Direen‘s own label, South Indies. The three labels are not teaming up for the first time to release a Bilders album on vinyl. Last year, they put out Chrysanthemum Storm, to much critical and popular acclaim.