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12:30 Phoenix Foundation Friendship Track by Track

It’s been five years since Wellington favourites The Phoenix Foundation released their last album, Give Up Your Dreams. Since then they’ve been writing, recording, touring with the NZ Symphony Orchestra, creating the soundtrack for Hunt For The Wilderpeople, and – among other things – producing other bands.

The band’s new album 'Friendship', which dropped yesterday, features guest contributions from Nadia Reid, Hollie Fullbrook (Tiny Ruins), Dave Dobbyn and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

The Phoenix Foundation’s Samuel Flynn Scott walks Yadana Saw through the entire album track by track.

The Phoenix Foundation

The Phoenix Foundation Photo: supplied

1:15 INTERVIEW: Ex Mint Chick Kody Neilson 

Kody Nielson is a familiar name in New Zealand Music. Mostly known for co-founding seminal experimental punk band The Mint Chicks, Kody has gone on to work as a producer and released records under his own name and as Opossum.

He joined Charlotte Ryan for a kōrero about his music, and reforming his band Opossom - for a show with his partner Bic Runga.

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Kody Neilson

Kody Neilson Photo: supplied

1:30 The Sampler 

New Zealand indie-pop band Dead Famous People debuted in the 1980s. After a couple of releases, including an EP on Flying Nun Records, the band relocated to London. They signed a deal with Billy Bragg’s Utility Records, and through the label released Arriving Late in Torn and Filthy Jeans, a mini-LP that became the label's biggest-selling release. 

Since then, outside of an appearance on Leonard Cohen tribute album, I’m Your Fan, the band has been mostly silent, until now. Nick Bollinger reviews their newest album Harry on this episode of The Sampler.

Songs played on this segment of The Sampler:

Dead Famous People - Goddess Of Chill    

Dead Famous People - Safe and Sound    

Dead Famous People - Groovy Girl    

Dead Famous People - Looking At Girls    

Dead Famous People - Turn on the Light    

Dead Famous People - The Great Unknown    

Dead Famous People - To Be Divine    

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Dead Famous People Harry Album Cover

Dead Famous People Harry Album Cover Photo: supplied

2:00 Fat Freddys Drop LIVE 

Fat Freddys Drop have just released LOCK-IN, a session album recorded at the iconic Micheal Fowler Centre in Wellington. It’s a reflection of the surreal times that have halted tour life in 2020. The album is the bands way of giving back to their fans both locally and worldwide. 

Including classic tracks like ‘Special Edition’, ‘Six-Eight’ and ‘This Room’ as well as new tracks like ‘Avengers’.

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Songs featured on this 2PM LIVE:

Fat Freddys Drop - Special Edition 

Fat Freddys Drop - This Room

Fat Freddys Drop - Trickle Down

Click here to buy/stream LOCK-IN

3:00 The Outliers 

Introducing Fable. An alternative hip-hop artist from Papakura. 

The Outliers is a gritty, unapologetic look at youth from minority backgrounds in New Zealand.  From great adversity comes great strength, so the aim of The Outliers is to search out youth who are the standout, the anomaly or the outlier in their community and in New Zealand.  The Outliers will meet inspirational youth while also exploring the source of most minority success - the community where they come from!

3:30 Songcrush 

New music reviewed on Song Crush! This week Tony is joined by host of The Sampler Nick Bollinger, and sonic artist and RNZ studio operator Flo Wilson, to review new tunes by Cut Off Your Hands, Pacific Heights, Sylvan Esso, and more.

Songs played on this episode of Songcrush:

Cut Off Your Hands - Blue Smoke Draft                   

Sylvan Esso - Frequency                                     

Pacific Heights - The Weight Of It                       

Teebs - WLTA                                                         

Kathy Bates Motel - Cool Your Heels                   

Serpentwithfeet - A Comma

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This week's selections

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4:00 The Mixtape: John Minty 

John Minty has had an interesting life. At one stage, he was a member of the PIG Patrol, a group who monitored police convoys for the Polynesian Panthers. He started the first Polynesian newspaper, is involved in business publishing and is now the music director of Splore. New Zealands longest running festival. 

He joins Charlotte Ryan to talk about life, and of course pick his favourite songs on The Mixtape. 

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John Minty

John Minty Photo: Supplied

Songs played on today's episode: 


The Cinematic Orchestra -Flite

The Clean - Anything can happen

Blondie - Heart of Glass

The Turtles - Happy Together

Lana Del Ray - Let me love you like a woman


Enya - Caribbean Blue

Kaytranda - Midsection feat Pharell Williams

Anna Coddington feat Louis Baker - Beams

The National - Bloodbuzz Ohio


Love Square - Sonido Amazonico

Rufus & Chaka Khan  - Tell me something good

Julia Jacklin - 'to Perth, before the border closes'

The Veils - Low Lays the Devil


Sheep, Dog & Wolf - Cyclical 

Ziggy Marley / Bob Marley - Exodus 40 Mix