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GIVEAWAY: Merk Infinite Youth/ Teeks T-shirt 

We have 1x copy of Merk's newest album Infinite Youth, as well as a Teeks x Dougs T-shirt (size small), tune in to find out how to win! 

12:30 ANNOUNCEMENT: 2021 Jazz Awards Finalists 

This year's finalists for Best Jazz Artist and Best Jazz Composition have been announced by Recorded Music New Zealand and APRA AMCOS NZ.

Saxophonist and composer Lucien Johnson leads the nominations as a finalist in both categories, off the back of his new album Wax///Wane. He's joined in the Best Jazz Artist category by Wellington 8-piece The Jac, and laid-back quartet Unwind.

In the Best Jazz Composition category, Johnson is joined by former winners Anita Schwabe for her piece 'August Augmentation', and Callum Allardice for his tune 'Dark Love'. 

The winners of each award will be announced as part of the Wellington Jazz Festival opening event on 8th June.

Finalists for Recorded Music NZ Te Kaipuoro Tautito Toa | Best Jazz Music Artist

  • The Jac – A Gathering
  • Lucien Johnson – Wax//Wane
  • Unwind – Saffron

Finalists for APRA Best Jazz Composition

  • Anita Schwabe – ‘August Augmentation’
  • Callum Allardice – ‘Dark Love’
  • Lucien Johnson – ‘Blue Rain’
Anita Schwabe at Wellington Jazz Festival 2018

Anita Schwabe at Wellington Jazz Festival 2018 Photo: Ewa Ginal-Cumblidge

1:10 INTERVIEW: St Vincent on her new album Daddys Home 

Grammy award-winning American musician St Vincent has just released her 6th studio album Daddy’s Home

Click here to buy/stream Daddys Home

The album's title, as well as a number of tracks, were inspired by the fact that her father was recently released from prison after serving 10 years for multi-million dollar financial fraud. 

She joins Charlotte to talk about the album, white-collar crime, and sexism in music journalism.

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1.35 The Sampler

Tony Stamp reviews the second album from Christchurch lo-fi pop genius Pickle Darling, and an EP that merges Guinean sensibilities with Swedish synths by Falle Nioke and sir Was.

Click play for Pickle Darling, or skip to 10:39 for Falle Nioke and sir Was

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2PM LIVE: nicholas Franchise 

nicholas Franchise (with a lower case n) describes their sound as "pop-raunch rock". Their debut album Setup was recorded in Dunedin and released in 2018 while Nicholas was deep in the Portland Oregon music scene.

The band joined us live in-studio during their 'Unleash The Franchise' tour in April, the tour was in celebration of the band's sophomore album Return on Investment, which you can listen to here

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nicholas Franchise at RNZ studios Auckland

nicholas Franchise at RNZ studios Auckland Photo: supplied

2.40 INTERVIEW: Chabs and Milky discuss their new tour 

Chabs and Milky (AKA Lawrence Arabia and James Dansey) join Charlotte live in the studio to chat about their live stream tour which is happening around the country this month. 

The tour allows you to attend the broadcasts in person, or watch them streamed live on Goin Live With Chabs And Milky.

The duo will be joined on tour by a stellar line-up of NZ's finest, including Orchestra Of Spheres, The Phoenix Foundation, Estère, Princess Chelsea, Vincent H.L., LEAO, The Bats, Ben Woods, Violet French And The Horrible, Night Lunch, Wet Specimen and Death And The Maiden.

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Chabs and Milky Goin Live tour poster

Chabs and Milky Goin Live tour poster Photo: Chabs and Milky Goin Live tour poster

3.15 Introducing - IA 

Māori music collective IA aren’t afraid of a challenge. They mix taonga pūoro with electronic music to create a unique, catchy sound and even filmed a live music video on a waka at sea.

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The group aims to make taonga pūoro the “meat and potatoes” of their music. Their ambitious music video for their latest single 'Kōkōrangi' celebrates the art of traditional pacific voyaging. The word kōkōrangi translates to astronomer and the lyrics of the song talk about how pacific ancestors and current voyagers of today have sailed across vast oceans using the star systems and natural elements to guide them. 

Lead vocalist and taonga pūoro player Reti Hedley and band member Moetu Smith introduce IA and give you the lowdown on their newest single 'Kōkōrangi'.

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3.30 Musical Chairs - Tom Scott & Peter Scott 

Home Brew's Tom Scott and his dad, Peter Scott, share more than just genes. Both have music in their veins - Peter's a bass player who's recorded with acts as diverse as Dr John, 10cc and Madness in the UK, and played with Bluespeak and The Jews Brothers in New Zealand. Tom Scott is carving his own lane with his irreverent take on homegrown hip hop.

Father and son musicians Peter and Tom Scott talk about their shared musical beginnings, and the family ties that bind with Sam Wicks.

Originally broadcast 20 August 2011 

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Tom Scott on the left, and Peter Scott, centre, on bass.

Tom Scott on the left, and Peter Scott, centre, on bass. Photo: supplied.

4:00 The Mixtape  - Dolf Datsun 

On the eve of the release of The Datsun’s 7th studio album Eye to Eye – Singer and songwriter DOLF DATSON curates his favourite musical mixtape, and talks to Charlotte Ryan about living in Sweden, fatherhood, and divulges what he really likes to do after a rock and roll show.

Click here to buy/stream Eye to Eye

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Dolf Datsun

Dolf Datsun Photo: supplied

Songs played on today's show: 


The Yoots - Pupu Ake Mai

Grace Jones - Private Life

Benee - Happen to me 

Paul and Linda McCartney -Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey 

Jazz awards finalists

David Kilgour - Today is gonna be mine 

David Bowie - Let's Dance 


Aretha Franklin - Chain of Fools

The Phoenix Foundation - Buffalo 

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Refugee 

Garageland - Fingerpops

The Sampler: 

Pickle Darling

Moses, Boundless My Heart, Achieve Lift, Blushing, Everything Is Flammable, A Deep Breath

Falle Nioke

Rain, Wonoma Yo Ema, Love, N’Kanu


Shapeshifter - Tapestry

Emily Rice - Kanohi ki te kanohi 

Chet Faker - Whatever Tomorrow

The Doors - Love her Madly 

Fabulous Arabia - Give me love tonight

Juno Is - It's no Groover 


Fuzzy Robes - Kyrie Eleison

Lana Del Ray - Blue Banisters

IA - Kōkōrangi

Dave Dobbyn - I can't change my name 

3Ds - Spooky

4-5 The Mixtape 

T. Rex – Cosmic Dancer

The Lemon Twigs – Hell On Wheels

Big Star – Holocaust

Etta James – Tough Lover (take 1)

Gloria Jones – Tainted Love (Single Version)

The Donnas – I Don’t Wanna Rock’n’Roll

Gene Clark – Some Misunderstanding