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 examines the varied ways songs are written in the modern era by speaking to three artists who’ve released work recently – Herriot Row, Raiza Biza and October.
‘Why stand and stare up at a stage?’ Bachelorette’s Annabel Alpers on reimagining the live music experience
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.
‘Dunedin is the reason I will never touch tequila again’: an oral history of the Boost Mobile Hookup Tour
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.
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.