Flying Nun Records is delighted to announce the New Zealand label’s most recent signing, alt-folk extraordinaire, Erny Belle. With music that hangs delicately in the spaces between alt-folk and popular song, her songs are bona fide South Pacific poetry, taking inspiration from the worlds she has both been born into here in Aotearoa, and the ones she has built for herself.
Venus Is Home captures a sound shaped by the landscape, with references that are distinct to Aotearoa. The album ends with the title track ‘Venus Is Home’, where Belle is re-centered and grounded by words of wisdom, a “glass of lukewarm cask wine”, and “a feed of watercress”, with her grandmother Venus. The arc of the album, gravitates towards her connection to home.