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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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Music
Feb 25, 2019

Splore 2019 in photos: Celebrating 20 years of unique beats, freaks and vibes

Through rain and shine, Splore 2019 shone bright for three days.

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Music
Dec 6, 2018

A frothy field guide to this year’s NYE festivals

From vineyards to forests, beaches to baches, New Zealand offers a bloody smorgasbord of ways to bring in the New Year. Here's where to go.

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Cardi B
Nov 30, 2018

Eight things Cardi B should do when she’s in New Zealand

Cardi B plays Bay Dreams festival in Mount Maunganui and Nelson just after New Year's. What should she do while she's here? What should she eat? We offer her some suggestions for her itinerary.

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Jess Glynne
Oct 12, 2018

Jess Glynne: The story so far (WATCH!)

Today, British singer-songwriter Jess Glynne released her second album. If you don't think you've heard of her, you probably have. Let us re-introduce you.

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Music
Sep 5, 2018

UMO on Chelsea Jade on The Beths on Marlon Williams on Troy Kingi: Silver Scrolls finalists talk about each other

Last week, APRA announced the five finalists for the 2017 Silver Scroll Award. Today, exclusively for The Spinoff, the five artists discuss each other’s nominated songs.

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Music
Aug 13, 2018

‘It’s lit!’: Travis Scott’s Astroworld, reviewed (WATCH)

The Spinoff's trap correspondent, Tekashi09, reviews one of the biggest albums of the month, Travis Scott's Astroworld. Esskeetit!

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Music
Aug 10, 2018

EXCLUSIVE: SoccerPractise ‘Kaua E Mate Wheke’ video premiere

The new SoccerrPractise ‘Kaua E Mate Wheke’ animated video by Kim Newall & Frances Haszard.

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Music
Jul 31, 2018

EXCLUSIVE: High Beams ‘Red Wine’ video premiere

The video premiere of High Beams (IllBaz, Melodownz and Raiza Biza) 'Red Wine' video, the New Zealand Goodfellas (or, Goodfullas).

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Music
Jul 25, 2018

EXCLUSIVE: The Miltones ‘Disappear’ video premiere

The Miltones' new video 'Disappear' shot in Auckland's iconic Civic theatre.

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Music
Jul 19, 2018

Who is Kygo? How did he get so many streams? And what is tropical house?

Everything you need to know about the very chilled-out, extremely popular tropical house DJ.

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Music
Jul 13, 2018

EXCLUSIVE: Fabulous/Arabia ‘Henry’ video premiere

A new song from Fabulous/Arabia (a collaboration between Mike Fabulous and Lawrence Arabia) called 'Henry'.

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Music
Jul 4, 2018

EXCLUSIVE: Tami Neilson ‘Devil in a Dress’ video premiere

The Spinoff presents the video premiere of Tami Neilson's 'Devil in a Dress', featuring the O'Neill Twins.

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Music
Jun 14, 2018

EXCLUSIVE: Boycrush ‘100%’ video premiere

Boycrush's video for '100%' featuring Yumi Zouma, directed by Hayden Eastmond-Mein.

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