The Spinoff Music

Music
Apr 20, 2018

Halsey plays an intimate show at S, a new bar at Spark Arena

Last night, Halsey played an intimate performance to a hundred or so people before her Spark Arena show. The Spinoff was there.

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Music
Mar 24, 2018

Pod on the Couch: Summer 2018 festival roundup

Henry Oliver talks to Kate Robertson and Madeleine Chapman about their summer music festival experiences.

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Music
Mar 16, 2018

Listen to the Carnivorous Plant Society album while reading a comic by Finn Scholes

Today, Auckland band Carnivorous Plant Society released their new album The New King. To celebrate, bandleader Finn Scholes has drawn a comic that you can read while listening to the album.

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Music
Mar 16, 2018

EXCLUSIVE: Paul Williams ‘Surf Music’ video premiere

The Spinoff presents the video premiere of Paul Williams' 'Surf Music', featuring Rose Matafeo, Brynley Stent, Maddy Budd and Chris Parker.

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Music
Mar 5, 2018

Auckland City Limits, reviewed

The Spinoff (or a sizeable chunk of it) went to Auckland City Limits on Saturday. Here's our collective review.

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Music
Mar 2, 2018

The guy who makes Auckland City Limits actually happen

We talk to Etienne Marais, event producer of Auckland City Limits and probably the only person to work at every New Zealand Big Day Out.

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Music
Mar 1, 2018

Auckland City Limits primer: Grace Jones! (WATCH)

Art-pop innovator Grace Jones is playing Auckland City Limits this weekend. To help prepare you, The Spinoff retraces her career in 121 seconds. 

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Music
Feb 27, 2018

Auckland City Limits primer: Thundercat! (WATCH)

LA bass-guitar extraordinaire Thundercat is playing Auckland City Limits this weekend. To help prepare you, The Spinoff retraces his career in 112 seconds. 

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Music
Feb 26, 2018

Auckland City Limits primer: Disasteradio! (WATCH)

Wellington synthpop genius Disasteradio is playing Auckland City Limits this weekend! To help prepare you, The Spinoff retraces his career in 121 seconds. 

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Music
Feb 22, 2018

Auckland City Limits primer: Beck’s journey through the genres

In the 25 years since he first appeared, Beck has left few genres untouched. To help prepare you for ACL, The Spinoff retraces his diverse career in two minutes.

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Music
Feb 21, 2018

Prophets of Rage, an ‘elite task force of revolutionary musicians’, in five videos

Political rap/rock supergroup Prophets of Rage are heading to Melbourne's Download Festival and a sideshow in Auckland (be in to win tickets and flights to that show – and five more Download sideshows – below!).

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Music
Feb 17, 2018

Auckland City Limits primer: The return of the D4 (WATCH)

Rock revivalists The D4 have reformed for a final hurrah at Auckland City Limits and the closing of the Kings Arms. To help prepare you for ACL, The Spinoff retraces their career in 106 seconds.

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Music
Feb 14, 2018

EXCLUSIVE: Jonathan Bree ‘Valentine’ video premiere

The Spinoff presents the video premiere of Jonathan Bree’s ‘Valentine’, just in time for a heart-broken Valentine's Day!  

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Music
Feb 9, 2018

Best Songs Ever: Attn Pavement fans, a new Malkmus classic just rode into town

Our regular round-up of new songs and singles, featuring Tommy Genesis, Stephen Malkmus, Rhye, Transistor, Kehlani and more…

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Music
Feb 2, 2018

EXCLUSIVE: The Venus Project ‘Won’t Hurt’ live video premiere

The Spinoff presents the live video premiere of Broods’ Georgia Nott's all-female produced solo project The Venus Project.

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Music
Jan 27, 2018

Best Songs Ever: Welcome to the Lawrence Arabia’s singles club

Our regular round-up of new songs and singles, featuring Lawrence Arabia, UMO, Dry Dive, Justin Timberlake, Bromelain/Manzanza and more…

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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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