Saturday 5 February


Glasgow born, Massachusetts resident Lloyd Cole and his Small Ensemble - consisting of guitar, mandolin and banjo - stop by to play songs from his latest record, and from his 1984 breakthrough 'Rattlesnakes'. And we've got giveaways for the remainder of his NZ shows. Listen here

Tough talking 21 year-old singer Jessica Lea Mayfield talks about being taken under the wing of Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, and living in rural Ohio.


Brooklyn duo MGMT are heading back this way, they talk about the improved live show, why they were dumped by Jay Z, and the possibility of collaborating with Paul McCartney. Listen here

Auckland Rock 'n' Roll band The Twitch talk about their incessant touring and getting tattoos in peculiar places.

Laneway visitors Blonde Redhead are an interesting proposition - a set of Italian twins and a Japanese woman who met in New York - they talk about being an Island...

And we review gigs we've seen this week and tell you about more to get your groove on for.


WOMAD 2010: House of Shem

Like many legendary reggae groups, Kiwi band House of Shem is built around the classic harmony trio format. The band is known for their conscious lyrics and blend of traditional and contemporary reggae styles. Here they are recorded in performance live at WOMAD Taranaki 2010.

Tomorrow is Bob Marley's birthday. We mark 30 years since his death with interviews with his family and recordings from his last ever concert.