Te Awanui Reeder
In celebration of Te Wiki o te Reo Māori - Maori Language Week - Te Awanui 'Awa' Reeder joins Emma Smith in studio for a Kōrero  and presents some of his contemporary Māori music essentials.

Te Awanui Reeder

Anika Moa
Anika Moa talks about winning best song, and best album at the NZ Children's Music Awards this week.


Jeremy Redmore
He left chart-toppers Midnight Youth without a lead singer and the band fell apart almost immediately. Now Jeremy Redmore’s releasing his debut solo album, Clouds Are Alive, that leaves behind the power pop of his previous band for something cuter.

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The Sampler: Matthias Jordan, The Sounds Of Asia 
Nick Bollinger reviews a set of synth-pop from former Pluto keyboard player Matthias Jordan.

Seth Africa
Known for his songwriting, guitar playing and front-manning in T54, Salad Boys and The Dance Asthmatics, Joe Sampson explores new territory in his latest project Seth Africa. After accidentally finding a way to turn an 80s 4-track recorder into a makeshift synth, Joe talks us through his new project and his new instrument.

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Seth Africa, photo by James Harding

Introducing: Fu King

Gig Guide


Tiny Ruins Tour Diary
While her new album Brightly Painted One was being released in New Zealand, Tiny Ruins’ Hollie Fullbrook was on the other side of the world, opening the European leg of Neil Finn’s world tour and playing cello in his backing band, as well as preparing for her own headline shows. We sent her away with a portable recorder to capture the sounds and stresses of European touring.

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The Sampler: Luluc, Passerby.
Nick Bollinger reviews the new album from Australian duo Luluc, Passerby.

Music played in this show


Artist: The Yoots
Song: Nga Iwi E
Composer: Whakarewarewa School
Album: Sing Along With The Yoots
Label: Economy


Awa- Spinning Waiata
Artist: Rob Ruha
Song: Ponga Ra
Composer: R.Ruha
Album: Tiki Tapu
Label: Rob Ruha

Artist: Maisey Rika
Song: Tangaroa Whakamautai
Composer: Korewha, Rika, Rika, Bridgman-Cooper
Album: Whitiora
Label: Moonlight

Artist: Ahorangi ft. Sid Diamond
Song: Pounamu
Composer: Te Ahorangi Winitana, S.Diamond
Label: Warner Music

Artist: Awa
Song: Perfect Day featuring Anuhea
Composer: Reeder/ Anuhea


Artist: Anna Coddington
Song: Purea Nei
Composer: H Melbourne
Album: He Rangi Paihuarere
Label: Blackmedia


Anika Moa Wins Children's Music Awards
Artist: Anika Moa
Song: Colours Are Beautiful
Composer: A.Moa
Album: Sungs For Bubbas
Label: Diamond Kowhai


Artist: Pao
Song: Te Kaitoronui
Composer: Teariki
Album: Te Manu
Label: Self Released


Jeremy Redmore
Artist: Midnight Youth
Song:  Cavalry, All On Our Own
Composer: Midnight Youth
Album: The Brave Don’t Run
Label:  Warner Music

Artist: Jeremy Redmore
Song: One Plus One, Waimarino
Composer:  Jeremy Redmore
Album: Unreleased
Label: Radio New Zealand recording

Artist: Jeremy Redmore
Song: One Day Alone, Travelling Song
Composer: Jeremy Redmore
Album: Clouds Are Alive
Label: Warner Music


Artist: La Roux
Song: Uptight Downtown
Composer: E.Jackson, I.Sherwin, B.Langmaid
Album: Trouble in Paradise
Label: Polydor


The Sampler- Matthias Jordan
Artist: Matthias Jordan
Songs: Cosmetic Torment, It Should Be Ours, The Sound Of Asia, The Guestlist, Forcefield
Composer: Jordan
Album: The Sound Of Asia
Label: Independent


Artist: Little Bark
Songs: Arpreggiator
Composer: S.Burbery
Album: USB
Label: Flying Out


Seth Africa
Artist: Seth Africa
Song: Charged, Dog Park, Buzzy Africa
Composer: Joe Sampson
Album: Fully Charged
Label: Self released


Artist: T54
Song: Nails Painted
Composer: T54
Album: In Brush Park
Label: Flying Nun


Introducing: The Fu King
Artist: Fu King
Song: Whatungarongaro Te Tangata Toitū Te Whenua
Composer: McKean/McDonnell-Edmunds/Cox/Noir.
Album: Whatungarongaro Te Tangata Toitū Te Whenua
Label: Self Released


Artist: No Why
Song: Mine
Composer: No Why
Album: Weathered EP
Label: Self Released

Artist: Throwing Muses
Song: Bright Yellow Gun
Composer: Throwing Muses
Album: University
Label: 4AD


Gig Guide
Artist: Elbow
Song: Real Life
Composer: Garvey
Album: The Take Off And Landing Of Everything
Label: Fiction

Artist: The Black Seeds
Song: Loose Cartilage
Composer: August,Jaray,Murphy,Patterson,Weetman,Weir
Album: Dust And Dirt
Label: Blackseeds



Tiny Ruins Tour Diary
Artist: Tiny Ruins
Song: Reasonable Man / Jamie Blue / Straw Into Gold
Composer: Hollie Fullbrook
Album: (live recordings)
Label: Arch Hill

Artist: Crowded House
Song: Four Seasons in One Day
Composer: Neil Finn and Tim Finn
Album: Woodface
Label: Capitol

Artist: Crowded House
Song: Better Be Home Soon
Composer: Neil Finn
Album: Woodface
Label: Capitol

Artist: Neil Finn
Song: Pony Ride
Composer: Neil Finn, Tim Finn
Album: Dizzy Heights
Label: Lester Records

Artist: Split Enz
Song: I See Red
Composer: Tim Finn
Album: Frenzy
Label: Mushroom

Artist: The Finn Brothers
Song: Edible Flowers
Composer: Neil Finn, Tim Finn
Album: Everyone Is Here
Label: Parlophone

Artist: Neil Finn
Song: Black and White Boy
Composer: Neil Finn
Album: Together Alone
Label: Capitol

Artist: Split Enz
Song: I Got You
Composer: Neil Finn
Album: True Colours
Label: Mushroom

Artist: Tiny Ruins and friends
Song: Space Oddity
Composer: David Bowie
Album: Live recordings

Artist: Tiny Ruins and friends
Song: Swing Low Sweet Chariot
Composer: Wallace Willis
Album: Live recordings


Artist: Bic Runga
Song: This Girl’s Prepared for War
Composer: Runga/Milne
Album: Belle
Label: Sony


Artist: White Fence
Song: Like That
Composer: Presley
Album: For The Recently Found Innocent
Label: Drag City


The Sampler: Luluc
Artist: Luluc
Songs: Winter Is Passing, Reverie On Norfolk St, Early Night, Tangled Heart, Small Window, Gold On The leaves, Star
Composer: Randell, Hassett
Album: Passerby
Label: Sub Pop


Artist: Magnetic Fields
Song: Papa Was A Rodeo
Composer: Merritt
Album: 69 Love Songs
Label: Merge


Artist: Sharon Van Etten
Song: Taking My Chances
Composer: Etten
Album: Are We There
Label: Jagjaguwar


Artist: Muyei Power
Song: Ben Ben Bee
Composer: Muyei Power
Album: Muyei Power
Label: Soundway