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Music
Jan 20, 2018

Best Songs Ever: Kody Nielson's Baroque disco vs Kylie Minogue's country house?

Our regular round-up of new songs and singles, featuring Kody Nielson, The Venus Project, Kylie Minogue, Fall Out Boy and more…

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Music
Jan 12, 2018

Best Songs Ever: Justin Timberlake thinks he's got his swagger back. He's wrong.

Our regular round-up of new songs and singles, featuring Troye Sivan, Justin Timberlake, David Byrne, MGMT and more…

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Music
Dec 5, 2017

The Spinoff Music Best of 2017 Survey!

Please take a couple of minutes out of your Christmas party schedule to answer these simple eight questions about music in 2017

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Music
Nov 14, 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Rob Ruha & The Witch Dr ‘KALEGA’ video premiere

The Spinoff presents the video premiere of Rob Ruha & The Witch Dr’s ‘KALEGA’, featuring Michael Jackson street dancer Shaun Lindsay and members of Te Kapa Haka o Te Whānau a Apanui.   

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Music
Nov 11, 2017

Win a 5-LP box set reissue of The Smiths’ The Queen is Dead

The classic album has just been reissued in a series of special edition packages and we're giving away the most impressive of the lot, the 5-LP collector's box set.

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Music
Oct 31, 2017

Bic Runga, Live from Heaven (WATCH)

A couple of weeks ago, the Spinoff streamed a live performance by Bic Runga and her band ahead of their three-date tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of Bic Runga's Drive. Here it is, in full, for your viewing pleasure.

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Music
Oct 31, 2017

The two-minute guide to Rag’n’Bone Man

The Brit Award-winning blues singer with a hip-hop heart just announced he’s coming to New Zealand in April.

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Music
Oct 27, 2017

MAXCLUSIVE! Max Key* destroys Eminem career in diss track

Max Key vowed to avenge the National Party after they lost their recent court case against Eminem's Eight Mile Style. In a Spinoff exclusive, Max Key* releases his diss track. (* Comedian Paul Williams)

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New Caledonia
Oct 26, 2017

Making music from the found sounds of New Caledonia

To craft its new campaign, New Caledonia Tourism sent Australian electronic group Crooked Colours to its islands to record everything the country had to offer and turn it into a track that would combine the group's summery aesthetic with both the country's musical heritage and the sounds of their experiences on the islands. We asked them about the experience of making music out of paradise.

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Music
Oct 24, 2017

The Spinoff’s definitive Auckland City Limits playlist

Auckland City Limits (or ACL for short) returns on 3 March 2018 after a one-year hiatus. These are our favourite songs from the just-announced lineup.

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Music
Oct 20, 2017

Best Songs Ever: Julia Deans is back on patrol

Our regular round-up of new songs and singles, featuring Juilien Barker, Julia Deans, Hopetown Brown, the handsomer Gallagher, and more…

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Music
Oct 6, 2017

Best Songs Ever: A Bic Runga remix, a brilliant Aldous Harding bonus track and a U2 return to form

Our regular round-up of new songs and singles is back from holiday, featuring Silicon's take on Bic Runga, Aldous Harding's off-cuts, the return of Kimbra, and more…

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Music
Sep 22, 2017

Exclusive: SWIDT ‘Ric Flair (Wooo!)’ video premiere

The Spinoff presents the video premiere of SWIDT’s ‘Ric Flair (Wooo!)’, featuring "Dirty" Dave O'Connor, "Onehunga Dragon" Jordan Invincible, "Phat" Paul Stoodon, Reggie Handsome and Israel 'The Stylebender' Adesanya.

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Music
Sep 15, 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Grayson Gilmour ‘Otherness’ video premiere

The Spinoff presents the video premiere of Grayson Gilmour’s ‘Otherness’.

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Music
Sep 4, 2017

All killer, almost no filler: The Others Way, reviewed

Last Friday night, The Others Way festival took over almost every music venue in the K’Rd area. Henry Oliver and Don Rowe were there. This is what they can remember about it.

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Music
Sep 1, 2017

Best Songs Ever: Frank Ocean’s back and indie fans are shitting themselves

Our regular round-up of new songs and singles, featuring Frank Ocean's continued glory, Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett's indie-dream collab, and more...

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Music
Aug 28, 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Jonathan Bree ‘You’re So Cool’ video premiere

The Spinoff presents the video premiere of Jonathan Bree's 'You're So Cool'.

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Music
Aug 26, 2017

Best Songs Ever: Taylor Swift has absolutely botched it and Rod Stewart is still alive and singing

Our regular round-up of new songs and singles, featuring Taylor Swift's return and an attempted relevance revival for Rod Stewart and Hot Chocolate…

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Music
Aug 25, 2017

Lorde on Aldous Harding on Nadia Reid on Bic Runga on Chelsea Jade: Silver Scrolls finalists talk about each other

Yesterday, APRA announced the five finalists for the 2017 Silver Scroll Award. Today, exclusively for the Spinoff, the five artists discuss each other's work.

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Music
Aug 24, 2017

Announcing the historic finalists of the 2017 Silver Scroll Awards

And the five finalists for the 2017 Silver Scroll Award are...

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Music
Aug 18, 2017

Best Songs Ever: Takin’ a ride on Neil Finn’s disco Vespa

Our regular round-up of new songs and singles, this week featuring Neil Finn, P!nk, Robert Plant, Kings and more…

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Music
Aug 11, 2017

Best Songs Ever: Marlon Williams gets bored of being so damn serious all the time

Our regular round-up of new songs and singles, this week featuring Marlon Williams, Neil Young, Marshmello + Khalid, Physical and more…

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Music
Aug 4, 2017

Best Songs Ever: Dancing to the end of the non-digital world and ASMR-pop

Our regular round-up of new songs and singles, this week featuring Estère, Yumi Zouma, Bloodnut, Paul McLaney, Sons of Zion and more…

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Music
Jul 28, 2017

Best Songs Ever: Inverting pop’s male gaze and One Direction-influenced lo-fi indie pop

Our regular round-up of new songs and singles, this week featuring Charli XCX, Repulsive Woman, Mick Jagger, Chase and Status and more...

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Music
Jul 21, 2017

EXCLUSIVE: SWIDT ‘Player Of The Day’ video premiere

The Spinoff presents the video premiere of SWIDT's 'Player Of The Day'.

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Music
Jul 14, 2017

Best Songs Ever: Selena’s hot streak continues, new Rhye and more…

Our regular round-up of new songs and singles, this week featuring Selena Gomez, Diaz Grimm, Widowspeak & more…

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