The unusual paths there New Zealand acts have taken to get to a million Spotify streams.
“Dream pop” and "shoegaze" are the genres of the moment in the worldwide indie scene and New Zealand is no exception. Gareth Shute traces their origins and looks at why they're back in the spotlight.
One of the remarkable features of Lorde's Melodrama tour has been the sheer number of cover versions she’s performed. Gareth Shute trawled through them all.
Lukas created his first buzz on Soundcloud before crossing over to a wider audience with his track ‘Comfort Clouds,’ which has quickly reached 120,000 streams on Spotify. He explains to Gareth Shute why he sees himself as part of a new wave of downbeat hip-hop acts poised to rise up from the underground.
Gareth Shute talks to Annabel Alpers about retiring her Bachelorette moniker and finding a new way to play live.
The auuthor of the acclaimed Things That Matter, talks to Gareth Shute about health policy in the lead-up to the election – about the obesity crisis, the social investment approach and the kind of place New Zealand wants to be.
Gareth Shute asks for your help in creating a map of all the venues that have existed in Auckland, from the early 20th century through to the present.
Prompted by his son's recent fourth birthday, Gareth Shute look backs and decides which of the preceding “terrible” years did the most to fray his nerves.
Thirteen years ago, New Zealand hip hop's king-hitters joined forces for one of the biggest tours this country has ever seen. Gareth Shute talked to many of those involved to get the inside story of what went down.
Before there was Flying Nun, there was the NZ punk scene. For the start of NZ Music Month, Gareth Shute looks back at an unintentional snapshot of the birth of our local indie scene.
Inspired by more recent NZ On Air funding controversies, Gareth Shute revisits 1977's historical epic The Governor, and argues why it remains our finest example of funding furore.