Nerdy cut-up/folk musicians The Books talk about sampling old home movies and hypnotherapy tapes. Listen here

The Melvins have been around since 1983. Over that time their sound has evolved from hardcore punk to sludge metal. Marty Duda talks to Dale Crover about the band's latest album, The Bride Screamed Murder, and surviving 25 years of rock & roll madness. Listen here


Nick Bollinger reviews a recent addition to the legacy of Afrobeat, artist Ebo Taylor.

Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros share tales of hand-made tour buses, playing in Mozambique and the perils of going without underwear. Listen here.

Kirsten catches up with NZ avant-pop songwriter Renee-Louise Carafice, whilst secretly stalking Sufjan Stevens. Not in a creepy way, of course... Listen here

And we'll review some recent gigs and let you know what to keep an ear out for.


Kirsten reports in from the festival frolics with the low down on the 5th annual Campus A Low Hum Festival being held at Bulls in the Manawatu this weekend. Expect interviews, sessions and songs.

Sufjan Stevens live at The Opera House, Wellington.

Listen to an interview with Sufjan here