July 5 2008

Ruatoria bred soulstress Nat rose talks about making the jump from back up singer to diva and plays us a couple of her songs

We've got an interview with The Black Keys - the blues rock duo who impressed audiences in New Zealand last week

Troy Ferguson reviews the latest Swedish pop from Lykke Li, and listens to the distinctive voice of Nashville veteran Dave Cloud.

The Secret Life of 'Minders'
The people who look after the 'big names' in music when they tour NZ.
Whether it be driving the stretch limo 200 metres from hotel to venue, sourcing Ugg Boots at midnight, removing the red M&Ms, finding the favoured bourbon or corralling girlies, these are the people who rub up against the eccentricities and excesses of the rock 'n' roll lifestyle.

Access All Areas finds out about Independents Day - a worldwide celebration of independent music and labels.
Independent labels have traditionally been at the forefront of uncovering new talent - and often for the love of it.
In New Zealand, labels such as Propeller, Flying Nun, Jayrem, Kog, Loop and others have been crucial to the development our local music industry, and sound.
In Access All Areas today Trevor Reekie talks to Mark Kneebone of Tardus Records, who also leads 'Independent Music NZ' - an umbrella group of Indie labels; Ben Howe from Arch Hill records and Joost Langeveld, one of the organisers of the inaugural 'Independents Day' celebrations this weekend.