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Music
Aug 25, 2020

Benee on Nadia on Reb on L.A.B on Troy: The 2020 Silver Scrolls finalists praise each other's songs

Do you love Benee's Glitter? Well, so does Troy Kingi.

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Video
Jul 21, 2020

Under Cover: Troy Kingi and Warren Maxwell (WATCH)

This episode of Under Cover brings together musicians Troy Kingi and Warren Maxwell to play each other’s songs and have a yarn.

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Music
Jul 14, 2020

From TikTok to Tami: This is the 2020 APRA Silver Scrolls longlist

The 2020 longlist for the APRA Silver Scroll Awards have just been announced. Here’s the full list of the 20 finalists, with the songs themselves to listen to.

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Music
Jul 2, 2020

Under Cover: Sharon Van Etten and Tiny Ruins (WATCH)

This episode of Under Cover brings together musicians Sharon Van Etten and Hollie Fullbrook (Tiny Ruins) to play each other’s songs and have a yarn.

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Music
Jun 11, 2020

WATCH: Under Cover: Chelsea Jade and Liz Stokes

This episode of Under Cover brings together musicians Chelsea Jade and Liz Stokes to play each other’s songs and have a yarn.

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Music
May 26, 2020

WATCH: Under Cover: Nadia Reid and Reb Fountain

Under Cover is a new series that brings New Zealand musicians together via video link to bond, chat, and play each other's songs.

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Music
Apr 22, 2020

WATCH: Under Cover: Marlon Williams and Finn Andrews

Marlon Williams and Finn Andrews talk about creativity under lockdown and perform a couple of songs.

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New Zealand Music
Apr 17, 2020

Isolation loops: Some of our favourite local music from the last little while

Is your iso playlist in dire need of refreshment? Here are some of our favourite new local releases to keep you going, no matter what your bubble likes.

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Music
Mar 5, 2020

EXCLUSIVE: Shannon Matthew Vanya ‘Closer’ music video premiere

The artist formerly known as Tom Lark is back with this simmering neo-disco groover.

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New Zealand Music
Dec 5, 2019

EXCLUSIVE: MAALA ‘Fire Burning’ video premiere

The Spinoff presents the premiere of MAALA’s new music video, the Connor Pritchard-directed ‘Fire Burning’.

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Music
Nov 30, 2019

The Spinoff’s songs of the month: November 2019

A te reo Christmas song, 2019's favourite mumbler and music's coolest sisters are all part of our songs of the month for November.

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New Zealand Music
Nov 21, 2019

EXCLUSIVE: Daffodils ‘Boys’ music video premiere

The Spinoff presents the premiere of buzzed-about Auckland post-punk band Daffodils’ new music video ‘Boys’.

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Music
Oct 31, 2019

The Spinoff’s songs of the month: October 2019

The return of the original girl group babes, the twink Taylor Swift, and New Zealand's most electrifying rap group are all part of our songs of the month. 

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Music
Oct 1, 2019

The Spinoff’s songs of the month: September 2019

A re-recorded Kiwi classic, the best song by pop music's greatest diva, a supergroup of country's finest highwomen – they're just some of the tracks gracing The Spinoff's songs of the month for September 2019.

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Music
Sep 6, 2019

The World of Hearable Art: Some of NZ’s best composers talk about each other’s work

As part of this year's World of Wearable Art Awards Show, musical director Paul McLaney has brought six of New Zealand's most acclaimed composers together and commissioned a new work from each of them.

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Music
Aug 31, 2019

The Spinoff’s songs of the month: August 2019

The biggest popstar in the world, a trash country icon and a dancehall legend are what we've been listening to this month – it's The Spinoff Music's Songs of the Month for August.

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Music
Aug 26, 2019

The Spinoff reviews all 18 songs on Taylor Swift’s Lover

Taylor Swift's seventh album Lover dropped around the world over the weekend. The Spinoff reviews the entire 18-song album, track by track.

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Music
Aug 22, 2019

Tom Scott on Aldous Harding on Benee on The Beths on Tiny Ruins: The Silver Scrolls finalists on each other’s songs

This morning the five shortlisted songs for the 2019 Silver Scroll Award were announced. Here, exclusively for The Spinoff, the finalists discuss each other’s nominated songs.

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Music
Jul 31, 2019

The Spinoff Music’s songs of the month: July 2019

Featuring a New Zealand supergroup, a Spanish superstar, Canadian's finest super-lesbians (just go with it) and more.

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Ed Sheeran
Jul 22, 2019

Ed Sheeran is here to make friends

Fifteen tracks, 22 guests, one album. There are a lot of reasons why Ed Sheeran's new collab album shouldn't work. The surprising thing is how much of it does.

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Music
Jul 11, 2019

Broods, Benee, The Beths and more: This is the 2019 APRA Silver Scrolls longlist

The 2019 longlist for the prestigious APRA Silver Scroll Awards have just been announced. Here's the full list of 20 finalists, with the songs themselves to listen to.

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Music
Jul 1, 2019

The Spinoff Music’s Songs of the Month: June 2019

One of New Zealand's great pop maestros returns, the rein (geddit?) of Lil Nas X continues, and sci-fi series Stranger Things inspires a superb single: welcome to The Spinoff Music's best songs of June 2019.

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Music
May 31, 2019

The Spinoff Music’s songs of the month: May 2019

What does a Sleater Kinney collaboration with St Vincent, an epic mashup, and the return of bro-music's moodiest navel-gazers have in common? They're all in The Spinoff Music’s best songs of May 2019.

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Music
Apr 30, 2019

The Spinoff Music’s songs of the month: April

A little bit of K-Pop, some local artists, and the return of pop music's best twins: it's The Spinoff Music's best songs of April 2019.

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Music
Mar 28, 2019

Why CubaDupa festival was moved off the streets

With the increased security threat after the Christchurch attacks, Wellington’s CubaDupa street festival has had to move off the street and into venues around the city.

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Music
Mar 27, 2019

Inside the busiest week of New Zealand songwriting: Songhubs 2019

Last week APRA AMCOS NZ hosted SongHubs Auckland, an initiative which saw 18 Kiwi and Aussie songwriters connect with four international guests, for a week long song writing camp in Roundhead Studios.

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