New Zealand Music Awards 2015
Affectionately known as the Tuis, the New Zealand Music Awards took over Auckland’s Vector Arena on Thursday, with performances from Broods, Gin Wigmore, Janine & The Mixtape, Marlon Williams and Savage, and the induction of The Exponents into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame. Zac Arnold was in amongst it to bring you a courtside report on the music industry’s red carpet event.

Gin Wigmore

Gin Wigmore Photo: Courtesy of Universal Music

The Sampler - Classic Kiwi Reissues
Nick Bollinger celebrates the vinyl reissues of some classic Kiwi albums

Introducing: Yoko Zuna


Jon Lemmon
There are two basic rules in film-making: never work with children and never invite a film crew into your house. For his new crowdsourced music video ‘When It Came Along’, Jon Lemmon broke both rules by inviting friends and family to dance “full vibe” in his single bedroom. Yadana Saw gets behind-the-scenes of the video shoot.

Anatomy of a Song Series 2: So So Modern ‘Worst Is Yet To Come’
Anatomy of a Song is a radio series produced by our friends at RDU in Christchurch, in which Spanky Moore and selected New Zealand musicians dissect the different elements of one of their tracks, getting to the bottom of what makes that song special. This week he looks at So So Modern’s ‘Worst Is Yet To Come’.

So So Modern

So So Modern Photo: Courtesy of So So Modern

Chicks Hotel Closure
Port Chalmer's iconic music venue has just announced that it will close its doors in March 2016. Zac Arnold gets Mike Mcleod on the line to talk about the final summer fling.

Chick's Hotel

Chick's Hotel Photo: Anthonie Tonnon


Neil Finn live at the Auckland Town Hall
On Saturday 18 July, Neil Finn trod the boards at the Auckland Town Hall, presenting a solo career retrospective backed by a full string section, arranged by Kiwi composer, Victoria Kelly. Andre Upston was there to capture Finn’s Solo with Strings performance.

The Sampler - John Grant's Grey Tickles, Black Pressure
Nick Bollinger surveys songs about depression and discos from Reykjavík resident John Grant.
The Conjurors  - Hint
Auckland’s heartiest party band The Conjurors have made a name for themselves by throwing caution – and themselves – to the wind. Having just released their second EP, Hints, Zac Arnold finds out about their hi-fi recording process and their ongoing evolution.
Matthew Crawley of The Conjurors

Matthew Crawley of The Conjurors Photo: Georiga Schofield

Music played in this show


Artist: Dam Native
Song: Beohold My Kool Style
Composer: Haimona / Lowe
Album: KDRU (Kaupapa Driven Rhymes Uplifted)
Label: Tangata

Artist: Ranea
Song: Aio
Composer: Ranea
Album: Tihei Mauri Ora
Label: Minaaka

The Sampler - Classic Kiwi Reissues
Artist: The Exponents
Songs: Please Please and Thank Yourself, Who Loves Who The Most, Why Does Love Do This To Me?, Nameless Girl
Composer: Luck
Album: Something Beginning With C
Label: Mercury

Artist: Hello Sailor
Song: When Your Lights Are Out
Composer: Brazier
Song: All Around This Town
Composer: McArtney
Song: Watch Ya Back
Composer: Brazier/Lyon
Album: Hello Sailor
Label: Key

Artist: Darcy Clay
Songs: Jesus I Was Evil, All I Gotta Do, And It Was Easy
Composer: Bolton
Album: Jesus I Was Evil
Label: Real Groovy

Introducing: Yoko Zuna
Artist: Yoko Zuna
Song: One's Cycle ft. Bailey Wiley
Composer: Yoko Zuna
Album: This Place Here
Label: Yoko Zuna

Artist: Team Dynamite
Song: Cosmos ReUp
Composer: YSihamau, Fepuleai, Huavi
Album: Single
Label: Young Gifted & Broke


Jon Lemmon music video shoot
Artist: Jon Lemmon
Song: When It Came Along
Composer: J. Lemmon
Album: Single
Label: Private

The Sampler - Grimes
Artist: Grimes
Songs: Kill V. Maim, Flesh Without Blood, Realiti, Belly of the Beat, California, Artangels, Scream, Butterfly
Composer: Boucher
Album: Art Angel
Label: 4AD

Artist: Savages
Song: T.I.W.Y.G
Composer: Jehnny Beth / Savages
Album: Adore Life
Label: Matador

Anatomy of a Song Series 2: So So Modern - 'The Worst is Yet to Come'
Artist: So So Modern
Song: The Worst is Yet to Come
Composer: So So Modern
Album: Crude Futures
Label:  Self released

Artist: Die! Die! Die!
Song: Dark Arrow
Composer: Die! Die! Die!
Album: What Did You Expect EP
Label: Private

Gig Guide
Artist: Fleetwood Mac
Song: Keep Me There
Album: Rumours
Label: Warner


Neil Finn Live at the Auckland Town Hall
Artist: Neil Finn
Songs: Edible Flowers, Don't Dream It's Over, One Step Ahead, Impressions, Gentle Hum
Composer: Finn
Album: RNZ Recording
Label: RNZ Recording

The Sampler: John Grant
Artist: John Grant
Songs: Grey Tickles Black Pressure, Voodoo Doll, Snug Slacks, You and Him, Global Warming, Disappointing, No More Tangles
Composer: Grant
Album: Grey Tickles Black Pressure
Label: Bella Union

Artist: Andrew Keoghan
Song: Stuck in Melodies
Composer: Keoghan
Album: Every Orchid Offering
Label: Private

The Conjurors interview
Artist: The Conjurors
Songs: Let It Inside, Hints, There I Go Again, When She Falls
Composer: The Conjurors
Album: Hints
Label: 1:12 Records

Artist: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Song: Riverman (Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve Re-Animation Instrumental)
Composer: Gallagher
Album: Chasing Yesterday
Label: Sour Mash