Music 101 for Saturday 5 December 2020
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2PM LIVE : LEAO
LEAO is the musical project of Auckland born Samoan musician David Feauai-Afaese. His music is influenced by the traditional Samoan-pop staples The Samoan Surfriders, Punialava’a, and The Five Stars, with contemporary rock and roll thrown in.
Inspired by themes of rediscovery, reconnection, and feeling outsider to one’s own culture, it’s said if Flying Nun Records set up an office in Samoa, this would be the music the iconic indie label would release.
We're honored to have LEAO perform live for us on Music 101.
2:30 New Zealand's one and only vinyl pressing plant
Tony Stamp investigates our local vinyl industry. He looks at increasing record sales, the environmental impact of making vinyl, how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected things and pays a visit to NZ’s first vinyl pressing plant since the 1980s.
3:00 The Sampler
Singer-songwriter Matt Beringer is primarily known as the frontman of the indie rock band The National. Since their formation in the late nineties, The National have gone on to release 8 albums, and have won multiple awards including a Grammy for their 2017 album Sleep Well Beast.
Matt Beringer finally released his highly anticipated solo project Serpentine Prison earlier this year. Nick Bollinger reviews the new solo venture on this episode of The Sampler.
Songs played on this episode of The Sampler:
Matt Berninger Distant Axis
Matt Berninger My Eyes Are T-Shirts
Matt Berninger Oh Dearie
Matt Berninger Loved So Little
Matt Berninger Silver Springs
Matt Berninger One More Second
Matt Berninger Collar of Your Shirt
This week Tony is joined by the founder of music agency Banished Music Reuben Bonner, and RNZ’s Jana Te Nahu Owen, to check out new tunes from Anna Coddington, Mara TK, Brown Boy Magik, and more.
Songs played on this episode of Songcrush:
Anna Coddington - Both Ways
Brown Boy Magik - 7.4 Duo
Goat Girl - Sad Cowboy
Khruangbin - Pelota
Mara TK - Met At The River
Il Quadro di Troisi - Beata
4.00 The Mixtape: Fran Kora
Fran Kora is originally from Whakatane. He’s contributed a lot to NZ music, he’s a founding member of KORA and now Modern Māori Quartet
KORA, which stars the four musical brothers of the Kora family began playing together as a band in the early 1990s. The band have released three studio albums and are one of the country’s most prolific and beloved live bands.
They began songwriting for their new releases in 2019 with a fresh line-up. Based around long term members Fran Kora, Dan McGruer, and Richie Allan, new members Darren Mathiassen (Trinity Roots, Hollie Smith, Shapeshifter), Marika Hodgson (Hollie Smith, Troy Kingi, Alae) and Karlos Tunks (Troy Kingi, Modern Maori Quartet) have joined the mix.
His new project, Modern Māori quartet (James Tito, Matariki Whatarau, Maaka Pohatu, and Francis Kora) put their own spin on modern and classic numbers.
Fran joins Charlotte for an honest and casual chat about life, his musical journey so far, and picks 6 of his favourite tunes on this episode of The Mixtape.
Songs played on today's episode:
Taylor Swift - Exile (Feat Bon Iver)
Diggy Dupe - CT & T
Thundercat - Black Qualls
Fontaines D.C. - A heroes Death
Benee - Happen to Me
The Strokes - The Adults are talking
Tame Impala - Borderline
Gorillaz - DÉsolé - feat Fatoumata Diawara
Run The Jewels - Ooh La La With Greg Nice & DJ Premier
Cave Circles - Benzo
Nadia Reid - Oh Canada
Bob Dylan - I contain multitudes
Tami Neilson - You were mine
Ria Hall - Owner
Sault - Wildfires
Phoebe Bridgers - Garden Song
Reb Fountain - when gods lie
Fiona Apple - I Want You To Love Me
The Beths - Jump Rope Gazers
Troy Kingi - First Take Strut