Hear a playlist of musical highlights and appearances from this week's guests.


Murray Cammick remembers Graham Brazier
Former Rip it Up magazine editor and Wildside Records head honcho Murray Cammick remembers Hello Sailor's Graham Brazier, who died this week, aged 63.

Lips and Anna Coddington in Session
NYC-based synth-pop duo Lips and Anna Coddington are coming together as a three-piece for a 10-date New Zealand run, playing songs from their back catalogues and debuting unheard material. Ahead of the tour, the trio offer a first look on the format with a Music 101 session.

Father John Misty
Under the alias of Father John Misty, former Fleet Foxes drummer Joshua Tillman has stepped out solo across two critically-acclaimed LPs, 2012’s Fear Fun and his latest set, I Love You, Honeybear. Tillman talks to Music 101 about how the pseudonym freed him from his spot behind the kit to the front of the stage.

Father John Misty

Father John Misty Photo: Emma Tillman


Garageland reunited, with their original line up.

Garageland reunited, with their original line up (L-R Jeremy Eade, Andrew Gladstone, Debby Silvey, Mark Silvey) Photo: RNZ / Emma Smith

Indie rock quartet Garageland has reformed for a one-off performance at The Others Way festival, readying a set list that leans on their 1996 debut, Last Exit to Garageland. Emma Smith drops in at their Auckland rehearsal space to talk about the band’s early days – and find out why they split.

Eden Mulholland in Session
For the follow-up to his 2012 solo debut Feed the Beast, local musical polymath Eden Mulholland decamped to New York to work alongside producer, Victor Van Vugt (Nick Cave, PJ Harvey), honing a collection of songs that he wrote on the fly. Equipped with an acoustic guitar and a laptop, Mulholland performs three tracks from his freshly-minted record Hunted Haunted in the Music 101 studio.

Eden Mulholland

Eden Mulholland Photo: Dru Faulkner

Chapter Music

In 1992 Chapter Music begun as a cassette release to accompany a fanzine. Twenty three years later Chapter has evolved into an Australian staple, who's roster features a who's who of contemporary music. Chapter Music's Guy Blackman shares they secret to longevity with Zac Arnold.

Chapter Music

Chapter Music Photo: Courtesy of Chapter Music

Introducing: Jim Nothing

Jim Nothing

Jim Nothing (James Sullivan) Photo: Courtesy of Jim Nothing

Gig Guide


Global Beats: Cuban Overture – Part 2
This audio is not available due to copyright restrictions, but will play again this Friday at 8:30pm on Nights, with Bryan Crump.
Cuba has an astonishing new generation of experimental musicians, eager to be heard by the wider world. DJ and producer Gilles Peterson has been travelling to Havana for the last six years in search of its best new artists. In the second of this two-part series, Peterson continues to uncover the unique music that’s made when young Cuban musicians look beyond their country to fuse worldwide influences with a distinctly Cuban sound.

Yissy Garcia

Yissy Garcia Photo: Zona Jazz Cuba

Super Mario Musical Robots
Nintendo platform game Super Mario Bros. is the best-selling videogame of all time.  So it’s no wonder that the Koji Kondo-composed theme is one of gaming’s most recognisable tunes, covered by the likes of orchestras, concert pianists, and even the San Diego Comic Con Cos-Play Choir.  Now, Victoria University of Wellington PhD student Jason Long has built a live robotic orchestra to accompany Super Mario’s real-time game play.  Yadana Saw juggles a mic and a controller to test drive this sonic-art project.

The Sampler: Masayoshi Fujita
Nick Bollinger takes a listen to a set of musical fables from the Berlin-based vibraphone master.

Music played in this show


Artist: Lips
Song: Take My Call (Instrumental)
Composer: Lips
Album: Take My Call single
Label: Lips music

Graeme Brazier Tribute Interview
Artist: Hello Sailor
Song: Blue Lady
Composer: Brazier
Album: Hello Sailor
Label: Key

Artist: Hello Sailor
Song: Mr Asia
Composer: Brazier
Album: East of Eden
Label: Wildside


LIPS and Anna Coddington in Session 
Artist: Lips and Anna Coddington
Song: Traces of Teddy, Take my Call
Composer: Lips
Album: Unreleased
Label: RNZ Music Recording

Artist: Lips and Anna Coddington
Song: Slate, Bird in Hand
Composer: Coddington
Album: Unreleased
Label: RNZ Music Recording

Artist: The Shifting Sands
Song: Waiting for The Sun
Composer: McLeod, Shifting Sands
Album: Cosmic Radio Station
Label: Fishrider Records

Father John Misty Interview
Artist: Father John Misty
Song: When Youre Smiling and Astride Me, Strange Encounter, The Night Josh Tillman Came To Our Apt, True Affection, I Love You, Honeybear
Composer: J.Tillman
Album: I Love You, Honeybear
Label: Bella Union

Artist: Father John Misty
Song: I'm Writing a Novel
Composer: J.Tillman
Album: Fear Fun
Label: Sub Pop


Garageland Interview
Artist: Garageland
Song: Fingerpops
Composer: Garageland
Album: Last Exit To Garageland
Label: Flying Nun 

Artist: Garageland
Song: Pop Cigar, Come Back
Composer: Garageland
Album: Come Back Special
Label: Flying Nun 

Artist: Garageland
Song:  Beelines to Heaven, Tired and Bored, Nude Star
Composer: Garageland
Album: Last Exit To Garageland
Label: Flying Nun 

Eden Mulholland Session 
Artist: Eden Mulholland
Song: Cardboard Cutouts, Thoroughbred, Utopia
Composer: E.Mulholland
Album: RNZ Music Recording
Label: RNZ Music Recording


Chapter Music Interview
Artist: Dick Diver
Song: Year In Pictures
Composer: Dick Diver 
Album: Melbourne, Florida
Label: Chapter Music

Artist: Andras & Oscar
Song: Looking Back
Composer: A. Wilson, O. Thorn
Album: Cafe Romantica
Label: Chapter Music

Artist: Twerps
Song: I Don't Mind
Composer: Twerps
Album: Range Anxiety
Label: Chapter Music

Artist: Crayon Fields
Song: Love Won't Save You 
Composer: Crayon Fields
Album: No One Deserves You
Label: Chapter Music


Artist: No Zu
Song: Ui Yia Uuia
Composer: No Zu
Album: Ui Yia Uuia single
Label: Chapter Music


Artist: Jim Nothing
Song: Way That It Goes
Composer: James Sullivan
Album: Wurld Series - Split EP
Label: Self released



Artist: Pérez Prado
Song: Mambo No. 5
Composer: Pérez Prado
Album: Pérez Prado Plays Mucho Mambo for Dancing
Label: RCA


Global Beats: Cuban Grooves pt 2


Artist: Señor Coconut Y Su Conjunto
Song: The Robots
Composer: Huetter/Schneider/Bartos
Album: El Baile Alemán 
Label: Emperor Norton

Musical Robots Interview
Artist: Koji Kondo
Song: Super Mario Theme
Composer: Koji Kondo
Album: Single
Label: Fun House

The Sampler: Masayoshi Fujita
Artist: Masayoshi Fujita
Songs: Tears Of Unicorn, Flag, Knight Of Spirit Lake, Puppet’s Strange Dream Circus Band, Swallow Flies High In The May Sky
Composer: Fujita
Album: Apologues
Label: Erased Tapes


Artist: Hiatus Kaiyote
Song: Molassus
Composer: Hiatus Kaiyote
Album: Choose Your Weapon
Label: Sony