Silver Scrolls
Our coverage of the annual awards for song-writing excellence, the APRA Silver Scrolls.Hear from Hall of Fame inductees Hello Sailor here.

The Sampler: Rattle Reissues
Dealing mainly in contemporary classical and Māori music, NZ Label Rattle Records is celebrating its 20th anniversary with the re-mastering and re-releasing of three albums by From Scratch, Gitbox Rebellion and Richard Nunns and Hirini Melbourne's Te Ku Te Whe. Nick Bollinger takes a listen.

Introducing: O'Lovely


Nick Lowe
On the fringes of punk and new wave, but never quite fitting in to either, British songwriter Nick Lowe has settled into his later-life career nicely, including a bit of crooning for his new album The New Magic. Hear Marty Duda speak with Nick Lowe here.

The Sampler: The Nudge
Wellington blues-funk-stomp trio get the thumbs up from Nick Bollinger.

Auckland indie-band Wilburforces talk about their new album Vipassana, and the advantages of being a two-piece


The Sampler: Bella Kalolo
Nick Bollinger listens to the debut LP from Wellington soul sister Bella Kalolo.

Feature: Live Music Highlights
A tour of intimate venues and touching performances from local artists both popular and emerging.
Over the past year Auckland-based music reporter Nick Atkinson has been burning the midnight oil scouting out great live performances. Nick Atkinson takes us on a tour of some of his favourite haunts in and around Auckland with performances from Julia Deans, Steve Abel, Andrew Keoghan, Martin Paris and Ben King.

Jess Chambers
Californian Wellingtonian Jess Chambers has returned with her second album of delicate, heart-felt songs - we talk with Jess Chambers about why she needs to leave New Zealand.