Music

Savage, New Zealand's blockbuster rapper is back. Again.

Henry Oliver talks to Savage about getting his songs on big Hollywood movies, outlasting so many of his New Zealand hip hop contemporaries, and why he's not interested in recording any more albums.

Best Songs Ever: New singles reviewed, featuring Aldous Harding, Lana Del Rey, Chronixx & more

‘Best Songs Ever’ features various contributors to The Spinoff Music assessing recent songs and singles.

What Japan can tell us about the future of music

What will popular music sound and look like in 10 or 20 years time? Gareth Shute looks to Japan, where the era of the ‘authentic’ rock musician has already come to an end.