Our music editor's most played songs of the year on Spotify.
Downtown Boys, who are at the forefront of a new wave of protest music in the US, talk politics and punk in 2017.
Henry Oliver talks to Ross Sutherland, a British poet whose VHS performance piece Standby for Tape Back-Up, a multimedia meditation on memory, meaning and grief, is on in Auckland and Wellington this week.
Yesterday, Henry Oliver risked it all by predicting the winners of last night’s New Zealand Music Awards. Today he updates that post with the actual results and slightly jaded commentary.
The Spinoff vs Spotify. Narrative vs Data. Heart vs Head. Who can predict more winners of tonight's New Zealand Music Awards – Henry Oliver or Spotify's team of (probably) Stanford-educated computer-geniuses?
Our regular round-up of new songs and singles, featuring Sufjan Stevens, N.E.R.D, Kelly Clarkson, The Beths and more...
Henry Oliver talks to Campbell Smith, music mogul and the man behind Auckland City Limits, about bringing the festival back after sitting out a year.
Christchurch's Wunderbar in Lyttelton attracted fury today after a refugees advocate posted a photograph which seems to run counter to its 'nice people only' slogan. Henry Oliver called to ask what they were up to.
According to a new report, the design sector contributed over $10 billion to the New Zealand economy in 2016. Henry Oliver asks Thomas Mical, the head of AUT’s School of Art and Design, what that means for New Zealand design.
As we brace ourselves for more hyperbolic post-radio survey self-congratulations, Henry Oliver talks to MediaWorks’ Leon Wratt, who argues it’s time for the radio networks to end the arms race and start reporting on the results even-handedly – for the good of all radio.
Last summer, before the release of his amazing album Big Fish Theory, Henry Oliver tried to go deep with Los Angeles rapper Vince Staples and failed, so asked him about basketball and cartoons instead.
When future-historians look back at life in New Zealand in the early part of this century, there's one pop cultural artifact that, in three-and-a-half minutes summed up the aspirations of â€¦
Henry Oliver talks to Auckland-based producer/singer/artist October about her new single 'Pure' and the return of the guitar.
Henry Oliver talks to bedroom producer and multi-instrumentalist Merk, who is playing at Seamless, an all-ages show, in Auckland this weekend.
After weeks of working sources deep inside New Zealand's political parties, Henry Oliver reveals the songs dominating the office stereos at campaign headquarters.
If Henry Oliver didn’t do it, one of the other millennial-pandering websites would have. The Spinoff presents a roundup of Jacinda Ardern’s DJ appearances, plus the set list from her much-name-dropped appearance at the 2013 Laneway Festival, with our track-by-track commentary.
Neil Finn talks to Henry Oliver about his forthcoming album Out of Silence, likely the first studio album ever to be recorded live in front of a livestreaming audience.
Ahead of his four New Zealand solo shows starting this week in Auckland, he discusses the decline of the mom and pop guitar store, childhood buddy Kurt Vile, and the colourful characters and misadventures of his youth.
Last week, after seeing her first four singles rack up a combined 9 million plays on Spotify, Christchurch's Theia released her first EP. She spoke to Henry Oliver on the eve of her first New Zealand tour.