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The Avalanches 'Since I left You' 20th anniversary 4LP edition

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12.20 Ladi6 and Parks on The Alpha Sessions 

After a 6 year hiatus, Ladi6 and Parks have announced the return of The Alpha Sessions.

The Alpha Sessions are a run of shows where Ladi & Parks transfer their studio set up, to smaller, intimate venues/clubs and work out new songs, improvise, deconstruct and rebuild classics, with the aim to allow the freedom of improvisation and response to audience energy.

The shows are recorded and taken back to the studio to finalise and expand on what will eventuate into the next Ladi6 album. 

Ladi6 and Parks join Charlotte in studio to talk about their new album and testing out the tracks in the duo's tradition of  The Alpha Sessions

Sat July 3 - Water Bar, Wanaka

Sun July 4 - Sherwood, Queenstown 

Sat July 24 - Loons, Christchurch

Sat Aug 07 - Meow, Wellington

Thu Aug 12 - Phoenix Cabaret, Auckland

Fri Aug 13 - Phoenix Cabaret, Auckland

Tickets here

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1.10  Troy Kingi on his new album Black Sea Golden Ladder

Yesterday saw the release of Troy Kingi’s fifth album Black Sea Golden Ladder. It marks the halfway point for the Tai Tokerau singer’s 10/10/10 series. The folk-inspired album sees Troy team up with Delaney Davidson on his most personal record yet.  Black Sea Golden Ladder was written and recorded as part of Troy’s Matairangi Mahi Toi artist residency hosted by the Governor-General and Massey University.

That’s where Yadana Saw and Troy Kingi meet up to speak about his residency experience.. 

Click here to buy/stream Black Sea Golden Ladder

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1.35 The Sampler 

This week Tony Stamp reviews the second album from America-born/ Germany-based electro singer Sophia Kennedy, and a team up between singer Bonnie “Prince” Billy and guitarist Matt Sweeney that comes sixteen years after their first and is similarly profound.

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2PM LIVE - Leao RNZ Music Live Sessions 

Time for another RNZ Music Live Session!

LEAO and band perform live at Samoa House on Karangahape Road.

LEAO is the musical project of Auckland born Samoan musician David Feauai-Afaese. Their music is influenced by the traditional Samoan-pop staples The Samoan Surfriders, Punialava'a and The Five Stars, with contemporary rock 'n' roll thrown in.

Made with support from NZ On Air Music.

Stay tuned for more incredible live sessions from LEAO and Laiika coming up throughout June!

Catch LEAO live as part of a 3-day Noa Records residency at Pyramid club in Pōneke next week!

Listen to LEAO's debut album GHOST ROADS

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2.40 INTERVIEW: The Chats    

Australian band The Chats are well known for their punk songs about Australian culture. Their first single ‘Smoko’ became a viral hit, and other popular tracks include ‘Bus Money,‘ACDC CD’, ‘Pub Feed’, and ‘Mum Stole My Darts’. 

Instead of punk or garage rock, the band coined the term ‘Shed Rock’ to describe their sound. 

More info here

Ahead of their NZ tour dates, Lead vocalist Eamon Sandwith Charlotte on the phone to discuss virality, their tour, and if they are still taking “smokos”.

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The Chats

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3.30 Louis Baker on his new EP Love Levitates 

Wellington soul singer-songwriter Louis Baker is back with a new EP, Love Levitates produced by Devin Abrams. It’s the first release since his 2019 debut album Open. According to Louis, Love Levitates reflects an older, wiser, and more poetic approach to music-making. 

Click here to buy/stream Louis' new EP

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4:00 The Mixtape - Shane Te Pou

Shane Te Pou (Ngāi Tūhoe) is a former candidate, campaign manager and executive member of the Labour Party, as well as a former union official. 

Shane is no longer a member of any political party, instead, he makes regular contributions across NZ media outlets as a writer and political commentator. 

Shane talks life, and chooses his favourite songs on this episode of The Mixtape.

More on Shane

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Shane Te Pou

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Songs played on today's show 


Flash Harry - Slow Burner
The Avalanches - Since I left you 
Aldous Harding - Old Peel
Ladi6 - Like Water
ladi6 - Guru
Anthonie Tonnan - Entertainment
Bleachers - Chinatown feat Bruce Springsteen 
Lorde - Solar Power
Led Zeppelin - Going to California
Radiohead - There There 
Troy Kingi - Sleep
Hallelujah Picassos - Rewind

T. Rex - Mambo Sun [Instrumental Edit]
 LEAO - Musika Malie
 LEAO -Siva Masina / Afiafi
 LEAO -1000 Fantoms
 LEAO -Faliu Le La
 LEAO -Pua Maliu

Hooverphonic - 2 Wicky
Gang of Youths - The Angel of 8th Ave 
Emily Rice - Kanohi ki te Kanohi
Curtis Mayfield – Move On Up
Diana Ross - Thank You 
TV on the radio - Staring at the sun
Pickle Darling - Everything is Flammable
Jose Gonzalez - Head On3-4
The Cure - Close to me (Closer mix)
Lawrence Arabia - Apple Pie Bed 
Anika -  Change 
The Chats - Smoko
The Chats AC/DC CD

The Beatles - A day in the life
SAULT- Wildfires 
Connan Mockasin - I'm the Man, That Will Find You
Louis Baker - 
Arooj Aftab - Mohabbat 

4-5 The Mixtape 

Bruce Springsteen - My Hometown

Prince Tui Teka  - Mum

John Rowles  - If I Only Had Time

Patea Maori Club -  Poi E

Moana and the Moa Hunter’s  - Black Pearl

Nina Simone - Feeling Good