We speak to coy folkie duo Ragamuffin Children (pictured below) about their new album The Seahorse Emporium

Raggamuffin Children

DJ Miles Cleret, founder of a London based reissue label specialising in sounds from Ghana, Columbia, Panama and Nigeria speaks to Trevor Reekie for Access All Areas about bringing indigenous music to the world

Wellington sextet Spartacus R talk about their beard-stroking psychedelic jams, and debut album 'When the Fever Takes Hold'

In the Sampler this week Nick Bollinger reviews debut discs from Alabama rocker-turned-rustic A.A. Bondy and the new musical directions of local sonic explorer Gianmarco Liguori

Southland's Greg Crowe has just released his first album 'My Kinda People', at the tender age of 66.This commercial compost-maker writes songs about people he admires.

The Mots - Live at Roundhead.
A new group - formed in May 2008 this band of brothers (plus one) have already supported Liam Finn for a sell out concert in Auckland and produced/released their debut album 'The Mots' within 6 months of playing together.
The Mots are made up of the Mulholland brothers, Jolyon, Eden, Will, and their bass 'mot' Greg Hillier.

And we speak to indie rock blog darlings No Age and Jay Reatard ahead of their double bill shows in NZ this week.