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12:15 INTERVIEW: Karl Steven - Black Hands 

Aotearoa composer Karl Steven is well known for his soundtrack work across a multitude of projects like The Blue Rose, Bellbirdand more recently Come to Daddy, which earned him APRA Best Original Music in a Feature Film Award. This year, he took on his biggest challenge yet: writing the score for Black Hands, a dramatized TV series focusing on the infamous Bain family murders. 

Steven hangs out with Charlotte Ryan and explains how he made sure the soundtrack was as respectful to the Bain family as possible.

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Karl Steven working on Black Hands with actor Richard Crouchley

Karl Steven working on Black Hands with actor Richard Crouchley Photo: supplied

1:00 INTERVIEW: Kate Stables from UK band This Is The Kit

Kate Stables is the UK musician behind This Is the Kit. She was discovered by Guy Garvey from the band Elbow, and has made albums with Aaron Dessner from The National and Aldous Harding producer John Parrish. Her fifth album Off Off On has just been released to great acclaim, so Tony Stamp called her at her home in Paris France, to chat about the new release and her recovery from Covid. 

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Kate Stables

Kate Stables Photo: supplied

1:30 The Sampler 


If ever there was a band who could credibly bring a note to class excusing them from making another album it’s ACDC. In the last few years, they’ve had a singer turn deaf, a guitarist locked up in New Zeland for various dirty deeds, and probably most importantly lost their founding guitarist and songwriter Malcolm Young. Despite all of this, the iconic rock band has released their 17th album Power Up

Nick Bollinger reviews the new record and decides whether it’s as good as their more iconic previous works on this segment of The Sampler. 

Songs played on this segment of The Sampler:

AC/DC - Realise     

AC/DC - Money Shot    

AC/DC - Kick You When You’re Down    

AC/DC - Shot in the Dark    

AC/DC - Rejection    

AC/DC - Wild Reputation    

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AC/DC logo in red neon

AC/DC logo in red neon Photo: supplied

Elvis Costello 

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Elvis Costello has been making music since London’s pub rock scene in the early 1970’s. Over his long-lasting career, Costello has recorded 31 studio albums, a considerable number of live albums, and songs for films. He describes his newest album Hey Clockface as “vivid”

Nick Bollinger reviews the latest release on this segment of The Sampler and ponders what Costello’s place is in 2020. 

Songs played on this segment of The Sampler: 

Elvis Costello - Newspaper Pane    

Elvis Costello - We Are All Cowards Now    

Elvis Costello - Hey Clockface    

Elvis Costello - Hetty O’Hara’s Confidential    

Elvis Costello - I Do

Elvis Costello - The Whirlwind    

Elvis Costello - Radio is Everything    

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Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello Photo: James O'Mara

2PM LIVE: Lou'ana 

Freespritied songstress Lou’ana has been carving her place in the Auckland music scene for the last six years. She’s performed with a number of different acts including funk/soul band Hipstamatics and Kiwi electronic outfit Sola Rosa.

A second-generation Samoan New Zealander, Lou’ana was raised in a family of music. The radio would always be on, blasting tunes from artists including Ella Fitzgerald, Roy Orbison, Elvis, Janis Joplin, and Jimi Hendrix.

Lou’ana’s voice is sweet and soulful, but with a gritty, blues edge that sounds a bit like Etta James, Stevie Nicks, or Amy Winehouse.

Her debut album Moonlight Madness has just been released. We are so lucky to have Lou’ana here performing for us live on Music 101.

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Musician Lou'ana (full name Lou'ana Whitney) in RNZ Auckland's Studio B.

Photo: RNZ / Cole Eastham-Farrelly

2:25 Come Together - Concert Series 

3 Rock Concerts, 3 Epic Albums, Over 3 Months 

Jol Mulholland is directing a star-studded concert series this summer. Featuring music icons Jon Toogood, Tami Neilson, Delaney Davidson, Sam Flynn Scott, James Milne, Brett Adams, Dianna Swann, and many more. 

The supergroup will appear in various incarnations to perform some of your favourite albums live as well as a selection of classic hits and deep cuts. 

The full-scale production will see the stars cover Neil Young, Live Rust. (Back by popular demand!) , Dire Straits, Brothers in Arms and The Beatles, Abbey Road.

November: Dire Straits, Brothers in Arms

December: The Beatles, Abbey Road

January: Neil Young, Live Rust (Back by popular demand!)

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Come Together concert series

Come Together concert series Photo: supplied

3:00 The Outliers - Mo Muse 

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!

Mo Muse is a Somali-born hip-hop artist from Auckland that tells his story through his music.  Mo Muse was brought up in Mt Roskill and fell in love with rapping at university in Otago.

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3:30 Songcrush 

New music reviewed on Songcrush! This week Tony Stamp is joined by Mohamed Hassan and Strangelove Records owner Ben Stevens. Together they're crushing new songs from Hachiku, Kate Stables and more. 

Songs played on this episode of Songcrush:

Hachiku - Dreams of Galapagos

Cave Circles - Benzo

Oneohtrix Point Never - Long Road Home

47 Soul - Dabke System

Algiers - Cleveland 20/20

Loma - Ocotillo

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Cave Circles, 47Soul and Hachiku

Cave Circles, 47Soul and Hachiku Photo: supplied

4:00 The Mixtape: Antonia Prebble 

Antonia Prebble is one of New Zealand’s most successful actresses. Starting her career aged just 12, she’s gone on to star in a multitude of iconic kiwi tv shows like Outrageous Fortune, and Westside. Although she’s immediately recognizable in New Zealand, she’s known internationally for her role in Power Rangers: Mystic Force. 

A new mum, Antonia has settled in Auckland with her husband and Westside co-star Dan Musgrove. As an actress, Antonia has spent more time in a makeup chair than most. That leaves a lot of time to listen to great music! 

She joins Charlotte Ryan for an honest conversation about motherhood, what life looks like now that Westside is over, as well as choosing songs that represent pivotal moments in her life. 

Songs played on this episode of The Mixtape:

Alanis Morrisette - Ironic

Counting Crows - Colourblind

Fly My Pretties - Singing in My Soul

Wild at heart - Electric Feel

The National - I Need My Girl

Anika Moa - Marigold

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Antonia Prebble as Rita West in Westside

Antonia Prebble as Rita West in Westside Photo:

Songs played on today's show:


Julien Dyne - Maddingos

David Bowie - Ashes to Ashes

Reb Fountain - Hey Mom 

Reb Fountain - Hey Mom

Juno (choral) - Enter Ariel

The Beatles - Dear Prudence

L.A.B - My Brother 

Stevie Wonder - Master Blaster

Arlo Parks - Green Eyes

AC/DC - Back in Black 


The War on Drugs - Under The Pressure

INXS - Beautiful Girl

John Psathas & Name UL -  Lake Opal  feat. Arjuna Oakes, Sofia Labropoulou & Ariana Tikao


Eden Ahbez - Palm Springs

The Rolling Stones - Little Red Rooster 

Troy Kingi - Is the honeymoon gone?

Keleketla - Shepherd Song

Dire Straits -Tunnel Of Love

Theres a Tuesday - Amsterdam


Fleetwood Mac - Albatross

The Yeah Yeahs-  Gold Lion

The Spinners- I'll Be Around

Lawrence Arabia - I Waste My Time 

Björk - Big Time Sensuality