Song Crush locals 2019 - Tiny Ruins, Tipene, Aldous Harding, SoccerPractise, Purple Pilgrims

Song Crush locals 2019 - Tiny Ruins, Tipene, Aldous Harding, SoccerPractise, Purple Pilgrims Photo: various


Behind RNZ Music's best 21 NZ albums of the 21st century

Yadana Saw speaks with RNZ News' Katie Scotcher and Nine to Noon Music reviewer Jeremy Taylor about being on the selection panel for the albums. Did they get it right? Were the results what they expected?

Nadia Reid

Nadia Reid spoke to Charlotte Ryan about her forthcoming third album and beautiful new single 'Best Thing'


Angel Olsen

Angel Olsen speaks with Kirsten Johnstone about her latest album All Mirrors, moving to North Carolina, and maintaining mental health while on the road.

Introducing: Ashley Alexander

Auckland musician Ashley Alexander introduces us to his song 'Nicotine'


Nick Bollinger remembers Rick Bryant and Arthur Baysting

Nick shares he stories about raconteur Rick Bryant and poet, songwriter, screenwriter and stand up Arthur Baysting, both of whom died earlier this week


Song Crush: Best of NZ 2019

It was another strong year for music in Aotearoa, from the internationally acclaimed Aldous Harding and Tiny Ruins, to the grass roots DIY acts just bubbling up. The Song Crush team play some of their favourites.  

Host Kirsten Johnstone is joined by Music 101 producer and presenter Tony Stamp and Charlotte Ryan, and RNZ engineer and critic Jana Te Nahu Owen.


The Mixtape: Boh Runga

This week's RNZ Mixtape selector is jewellry designer Boh Runga, best known as the flamehaired frontwoman of Stellar*. She shares her tunes with Yadana Saw.

Music played in this show


Uta Bella - Eben Reggae
Boh Runga - Tears
Liam Finn - Better to Be
The Phoenix Foundation - Damn The River
Golden Horse - Maybe Tomorrow
Nadia Reid - Best Thing
Khruangbin & Leon Bridges - Texas Sun
Sudan Archives - Did you Know


Mark Ronson feat Amy Winehouse - Valerie
Angel Olsen - All Mirrors
Angel Olsen - Too Easy, New Love Cassette, Lark, Summer
Beachware - Take Away the Tree
L.A.B -  In the Air Live @ Roundhead
Haz' Beats & Miloux - Enough
Ashley Alexander - Nicotine
Jon Hopkins & Kelly Lee Owens - Luminous Spaces


Rick Bryant - Levee Camp Moan

Che-Fu, King Kapisi, MC OJ & Rhythm Slave - The Man With the Elephant Nose
The Crocodiles - Tears
Bill Sevesi - Hibiscus
Slim Dusty - When the Rain Tumbles
Les Paul - Vaya Con Dios
Neville Purvis - It Takes Money, Disco on my Radio
The Flyers - Rangitoto
Bill Lake - Pariah Country
Windy City Strugglers - Can't Get Back, Loving You Is Not An Easy Game
Al Hunter - Hall Of the Memphis King
Margaret Urlich  - Tears
Ann Kirkpatrick - All of Heaven


Tiny Ruins – Olympic Girls
Aldous Harding - Designer
Purple Pilgrims - I’m Not Sayin
SoccerPractise - Kaua E Mate Wheke
Elroy – Worth the wait
Lake South - Holloway Road
Fable - Weekend
Ben Woods - Romancy
Jonathan Bree – Waiting on the moment
Tipene - Nanny’s House
Shiraz & LSJ - Dwayne
Mousey - Extreme Highs


Kate Bush - Running Up that Hill
Siouxsie & the Banshees - Cities of Dust
Soundgarden - Bones of Birds
Wendy & Lisa - Mother of Pearl
Prince - Dance on
Godley & Creme - Cry