Henry Oliver talks to bedroom producer and multi-instrumentalist Merk, who is playing at Seamless, an all-ages show, in Auckland this weekend.
Henry Oliver went to see Jerry Seinfeld at Spark Arena on Saturday. This is what he thought of it.
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.
To commemorate 20 years since Fugazi’s tour of New Zealand, Henry Oliver presents an excerpt from his 1997 interview with Ian MacKaye and some never before seen photos of the tour by Amber Easby.
On Monday 19 June we’re releasing Lorde: Behind the Melodrama, an 11 episode track-by-track podcast interview with Lorde about her new album, Melodrama. Spinoff Music editor Henry Oliver introduces the series.
Paula Bennett is reportedly keen to see tipping introduced to New Zealand. Henry Oliver explains why this is a terrible, terrible, terrible idea.
A couple of years ago Aldous Harding was just another New Zealand folk musician. Then she found a fierce voice, and started playing a string of mesmerising live performances which now have her on the cusp of international stardom. Henry Oliver sat down with her to try and find out what sparked her transformation.
As TechWeek'17 comes to an end, Henry Oliver spoke to national director Jennifer Clamp about what she's learned from the newer and bigger 2017 event.
At Techweek'17, over breakfast baps and muesli cups, Henry Oliver looked into the future. Of money.
Next week is Techweek'17! So if you're planning on attending one of the 100+ events across the country, but don't know your pivots from your MVPs because you're not in scrum sprints and hackathons in your everyday life, we've got you covered. Here are the thirteen words and phrases you're most likely to hear, explained!
Over lunch at Balmoral Chinese restaurant Spicy House, Henry Oliver asks David Dallas about how growing older, getting married and watching Roger Federer all influenced his new album, Hood Country Club.
In her first New Zealand interview since the release of 'Green Light', Lorde talks about her return to the stage at Coachella last weekend, Melodrama's surprisingly traditional roll-out, and what the deal is with the party tank.
Henry Oliver talks to Emily Edrosa, the creative force behind Street Chant, whose second album Hauora won the Taite Music Prize on Tuesday night.
A new report from Recorded Music NZ shows two years of growing revenues after 15 years of decline. But not everyone is convinced the news is as good as it seems.
From his home in Mt Eden, Paul Crowther makes one of the best distortion pedals in the world. Henry Oliver asks him how he does it.
With stores closing and the sales never ending, it has to be asked – what’s going on with New Zealand’s fastest growing fashion brand?
Mitch James spent two years busking and playing open mic night around Europe, sleeping in hostels and on park benches, before getting signed to Sony. Henry Oliver asks him how he did it, and what songs make buskers the most money.
Coldly objective music journalist Henry Oliver DMs two Lorde superfans who run Lorde news-related Twitter feeds. Spoiler: they're fairly excited.