Happy new year! Sit back, relax and enjoy your afternoon with us, we have brand new music for you as well as some classics. 

We're giving away 2 x special edition - clear green vinyl of the new Sleaford Mods highly-anticipated 6th studio album Spare Ribs. 

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1:00-The Summer Sampler Radio Hour: Bob Dylan 

In this week’s Summer Sampler, Nick Bollinger uncovers a few of the many musical references in Bob Dylan’s recent album Rough & Rowdy Ways - from Jimmy Rodgers to Chopin. 

Rough & Rowdy Ways was featured on our Top 20 Albums of 2020 list- click here to check it out! 

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Bob Dylan Rough and Rowdy Ways album cover

Bob Dylan Rough and Rowdy Ways album cover Photo: supplied

2PM LIVE: Aldous Harding at Civic Theatre 

Lyttleton bred goth folk artist Aldous Harding has been winning over critics and artists alike with her unique and haunting voice. 

She began singing and songwriting alongside Nadia Reid as a teenager, and was famously spotted by Anika Moa while busking in Geraldine. Moa gave Hannah the support slot for her gig that night, and tried to give her a helping hand in the music industry, even offering to manage her.

Since that fateful day, she’s gone on to wow audiences around the world, released three albums, and won the prestigious APRA Silver Scroll award in 2019 for her song ‘The Barrel’. 

This special live performance was recorded live at Civic Theatre in 2017- we’re stoked to play it for you today.

Songs performed:

Horizon / Blend / What If Birds Aren't Singing They're Screamin

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Aldous Harding

Aldous Harding Photo: Clare Shilland

INTRODUCING: There's a Tuesday 

Christchurch indie dream pop band There’s a Tuesday consists of Nat Hutton and Minnie Robberd’s on guitars and vocals, with Angus Murray on bass and Joel Becker on drums. 

Nat and Minnie won the solo/duo division of Smokefree Rockquest in 2019, which gave them the opportunity to work with Six60 bass guitarist Chris Mac. Together, they released their debut single ‘Piñata Head, which reached number 13 on the NZ Singles Chart. 

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3:00- Summer Songcrush 

This week, Tony Stamp is joined by World's of Music host Trevor Reekie. Together they discuss their favorite songs they heard for the first time in 2020. 

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RNZ Music producer Trevor Reekie in his Trip To The Moon t-shirt (it's his band!)

RNZ Music producer Trevor Reekie in his Trip To The Moon t-shirt (it's his band!) Photo: RNZ

4:00 -The Mixtape: Witi Ihimaera "people call me a storyteller, but I'm actually a story singer"

Witi Ihimaera is one of the best known names in New Zealand literature. Most Kiwis will have read at least one book penned by the Gisborne-born novelist, short story writer and playwright - works such as The Whale Rider, The Matriarch and Pounamu Pounamu.  

Ihimaera was the first Māori writer to publish both a book of short stories and a novel. He is of Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki descent and was made a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2004 for services to literature. 

In 2009 he received the Te Tohu Tiketiki a Te Waka Toi award, the highest honour given by Maoridom in the arts. He received an Arts Foundation Laureate the same year. His 2016 memoir Māori Boy won the Ockham NZ Book Award for Non-Fiction and in 2017 he was honoured with the 2017 Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement.

He joins Charlotte Ryan for an open chat about his writing, his life, and of course he chooses some of his favourite songs (spoiler alert he's also very funny!)

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Writer and poet Witi Ihimaera

Writer and poet Witi Ihimaera Photo: Andi Crown

Today's playlist: 


The XX  - Intro

Paul Simon - Diamonds on the Soles of her shoes

Sault - Wild Fires

Orchestra of the Swan - Pyramid Song arranged by David Le Page 

Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Hunnybee

Jay Reatard - Pull down the shades

Harry Nilsson - Everybody's talkin

Fat Freddys Drop - This Room

Lee Fields and the expressions - My world is empty

Bob Dylan - Shelter from The Storm

Olivia Rodrigo - Drivers License


 SJD - Southern Lights (Kid Loco Shadow Catcher Remix)

Summer Sampler: 

Bob Dylan - I Contain Multitudes                    

Christian Budu - Prelude in E Minor (Opus 28 No 4)                       

Bob Dylan - Goodbye Jimmy Reed    

Jimmy Reed - Down In Virginia              

Bob Dylan - Key West (Philosopher Pirate)   

Charlie Poole - White House Blues        

Bob Dylan - Murder Most Foul       

Etta James - Take it To The Limit      

Warren Zevon - Desperados Under the Eaves      

Nina Simone - Love Me Or Leave Me  

The Beach Boys- Wild Honey 


Sebastian Tellier  - La ritournelle

Aldous Harding Live:



What If Birds Aren't Singing They're Screaming

David Bowie - Soul Love

Arthur Ahbez - Walk On

PJ Harvey - Good Fortune

Sheep Dog and Wolf - Two Minds

Ace of Cups - Music

Sleaford Mods - Mork and Mindy

Velvet Underground - Sweet Jane

Chelsea Jade - Laugh It Off


Trinity Roots - Little things (Mu’s remix)

Carlton and the shoes - Never give your heart away

There's a Tuesday - Amsterdam 

Mitski - Nobody 

Songs played on this episode of Songcrush:

Lido Pimienta - Te Queria (Chancha Via Circuito)

Sophia Kennedy - Kimono Hill

Leyla McCalla - Changing Tide

Andy Shauf - Things I Do

Oumou Sangere - Mogoya

Chrome Sparks - Marijuana