Record Store Day 2018

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record-store-dayHey kids!

Record Store Day 2018 is just a few more days away. If you buy a Zelle record on that particular day (21 April), from your local record shop or even from my humble self, I’ll send you a wee present. Well? How does that sound for an enticement?

Best, Arno


“Cut” and “My Bonie Bell” ready to pre-order

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The Bilders album Cut and Zelle‘s second Robbie Burns comp, My Bonie Bell, can now be pre-ordered from this website. Just shoot us a message.

Bilders CUT LP FRONT cover artZR008-front-low-res

Michael Wilde’s NZ radio show

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Remember how New York radio dj Michael Wilde promised he’d do another show dedicated to NZ music, in his Mostly Singles slot? Well, he did! It aired on the evening of 27/03 (NY time) and has now been archived and is ready to download at Also check for pt 1 which is up there as well.

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?