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Music, interviews, live performances, behind the scenes, industry issues, career profiles, new, back catalogue, undiscovered, greatest hits, tall tales - with a focus on New Zealand/Aotearoa.
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Aotearoa, New Zealand

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Music, interviews, live performances, behind the scenes, industry issues, career profiles, new, back catalogue, undiscovered, greatest hits, tall tales - with a focus on New Zealand/Aotearoa.

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English


Episodes

The Sampler: Flow State by Tash Sultana

9/25/2018
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Nick Bollinger assesses the array of skills unleashed on the debut album of multi-instrumental millennial Tash Sultana.

Duration:00:08:02

The Mixtape: Adam McGrath

9/22/2018
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This week's RNZ Music mixtape selector is The Eastern's Adam McGrath. He shares tales of his rugged Southern upbringing with Kirsten Johnstone.

Duration:01:02:49

Anatomy of a Scroll - The Beths, 'Future Me Hates Me'

9/21/2018
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The Beths' songwriter and vocalist Elizabeth Stokes gets to the heart of their Silver Scroll nominated song, 'Future Me Hates Me'.

Duration:00:11:32

Estere explains the demon behind her new song

9/21/2018
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Estere and Raiza Biza's new collaboration introduces us to the mythical African demon the 'Tokoloshe'

Duration:00:09:23

Veteran Aussie pub rockers The Johnnys are back on the road

9/21/2018
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Australian pub rockers The Johnnys are playing five New Zealand shows next week, knocking out their high-energy repertoire and paying tribute to their bandmate Spencer P. Jones who passed away in August. Founding member, and Kiwi ex-pat, Graham Hood speaks to Trevor Reekie about the band's long and colourful history.

Duration:00:11:51

Darcy Clay, twenty years on

9/21/2018
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It's been twenty years since the death of cult kiwi musician Darcy Clay. RNZ Music's Tony Stamp talked to three of the people behind the scenes of his brief but bright career.

Duration:00:17:40

Meet Rex Orange County

9/21/2018
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Rex Orange County is the music making name of 20-year old Alex O'Connor. Yadana Saw speaks to the British artist whose duetted with Randy Newman, worked with Tyler, the Creator and is heading to Laneway Festival 2019.

Duration:00:13:52

Anatomy of a Scroll - Troy Kingi, 'Aztechknowledgey'

9/21/2018
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Northland musician and actor Troy Kingi breaks down the bones of his Silver Scroll nominated song Aztechnology, from his high concept, space funk album Shake That Skinny Ass All The Way To Zygertron.

Duration:00:12:59

The Sampler: Chills, snow, and the creative thawing of Martin Phillipps

9/18/2018
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Despite struggles with health and technology, Martin Phillipps has consolidated the return of his iconic band The Chills with a timely and topical new album. Nick Bollinger talks to the big Chill.

Duration:00:15:26

The Mixtape: 30 Years of Rockquest

9/15/2018
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Glen Common and Pete Rainey founded the Smokefree Rockquest in Christchurch in 1989. Now in its 30th year, the competition is still going strong with over 800 bands entering in 2018. In this RNZ Music Mixtape, they share some of their favourite artists from the competition, and discuss why Rockquest is still thriving.

Duration:00:54:56

Mitch James

9/14/2018
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Its been a big 2018 for Mitch James. After opening for Ed Sheeran earlier this year he has now released his debut album but he speaks to Alex Behan about how it hasn't all been rosy.

Duration:00:15:02

Introducing: Marlin's Dreaming

9/14/2018
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Dunedin band Marlin's Dreaming introduce their song 'I'll Stick By You'.

Duration:00:07:09

Headquarters: The Beths

9/14/2018
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We visit The Beths at their Auckland studio.

Duration:00:16:19

The Manurewa High band heading to the national finals of Smokefree Rockquest and Tangata Beats

9/14/2018
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We visit Manurewa High School to meet the talented young musicians from Mit Eldnar - an 11-piece band headed for the national finals of both Smokefree Rockquest and Smokefree Tangata Beats.

Duration:00:19:24

Rob Ruha, Ria Hall and Alien Weaponry among winners at the Waiata Māori Music Awards

9/14/2018
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Rob Ruha won four awards, Ria Hall was named Best Female Artist, Alien Weaponry took out Best Music Video, Troy Kingi won Best Pop Album, and Seth Haapu won Best Songwriter at the 11th Annual Waiata Māori Music Awards in Hastings.

Duration:00:06:18

Alayna Powley on her new EP Sweet Soul

9/13/2018
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You might not have heard of Rotorua-born musician Alayna Powley, but the rest of the world has. At just 25, she’s worked with some of the world’s biggest pop producers and clocked up over nine million streams on Spotify.

Duration:00:09:09

Introducing: Fables

9/12/2018
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Fables introduce their song 'Where You Are, I Am'.

Duration:00:06:11

The Sampler: Negro Swan by Blood Orange

9/11/2018
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British-born, New York-based Devonte Hynes explores his sense of dislocation in an uneasy new album. Nick Bollinger has a listen.

Duration:00:09:29

The Mixtape: Don McGlashan

9/8/2018
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Don McGlashan has emerged from his songwriting cocoon to flutter around the country in September and October. He’ll be playing songs from his well-loved back catalogue as a solo artist, with The Mutton Birds, The Front Lawn and Blam Blam Blam, and road-testing some new songs too. He joins Kirsten Johnstone for a mixtape of songs gifted to him by friends.

Duration:00:55:47

Congress of Animals

9/7/2018
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Yadana Saw speaks with Justin Firefly about his new band Congress Of Animals, which also features Age Pryor and Bret McKenzie.

Duration:00:16:44