Heavenly Pop Hits

Morr Music, an independent record label based in Berlin, Germany, has recently released “a double-disc salute to New Zealand’s ever-influential ’80s indie pop scene”. The album, entitled Not Given Lightly – A Tribute To the Giant Golden Book Of New Zealand’s Alternative Music Scene, “aims to capture the spirit of the subject, which in this case is the jangled-up, DIY pop of Flying Nun stalwarts such as the Chills, the Bats, the Clean and of course, Chris “Tall Dwarfs” Knox.” Reviewer Brock Thiessen said this of the album: “Not Given Lightly is a must hear for anyone who’s ever been swept up by New Zealand’s heavenly pop hits.” This is not the first time Morr Music has recorded tribute albums. In 2000 it released “Putting the Morr back into Morrissey” and in 2002 it released “Blue Skied An’ Clear” — a homage to the British band Slowdive.


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