One of New Zealand's ultimate attractions for scumbags is the killer sounds of Flying Nun Records. The country is completely isolated which can be a blessing at times. Yes, Flying Nun's artists--in the label's formative years (early 1980s)--drew influence from their swampy counterparts in America and the UK, but they did it with a style and humor all their own.
This photograph of David Kilgour, lead singer and guitarist of The Clean, was taken during a March 6th, 2011 performance at Auckland's Kings Arms music venue. The Clean is the band that kept Flying Nun in business early on and, I'd like to think, gives warm fuzzies to whomever is willing to give them a listen.