Clean, The
Clean, The
Label: Merge Records
Genre: Rock / Pop
Online: Artist Website


The Clean occupy a pre-eminent place in the musical lore of both their native New Zealand, and, especially, the influential Flying Nun Records label. Their place in this lore comes down to two main factors — their unchallengeable position as 'The Band That Started It All for Flying Nun 21 years ago', and the group's absolute dedication to free-flowing chemistry and musical experimentation in the pursuit of creating incredible records.

The importance of the former and the influence of the latter over a huge stream of musicians in New Zealand and around the world cannot be under-estimated. Flying Nun became one of the most influential underground record labels on the planet, and The Clean became one of the most respected and influential (if somewhat mysterious) bands of their generation.