The Taite Music Prize finalists for 2017 will assemble tonight at The Civic's Wintergarden in Auckland for the 8th annual event.
The Taite prize is named for one of New Zealand's most respected music journalists, the late Dylan Taite, and recognises albums from the past year which demonstrate outstanding creativity. Previous winners include Lorde, Lawrence Arabia, Ladi6 and SJD.
This year's finalists are:
Aaradhna, Brown Girl
Hopetoun Brown, Look So Good
Lawrence Arabia, Absolute Truth
Lontalius, I'll Forget 17
Pacific Heights, The Stillness
Shayne P Carter, Offsider
Street Chant, Hauora
Nick Bollinger joins Jesse to run through the finalists for this prestigious award.