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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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Music
Jun 13, 2018

EXCLUSIVE: Ria Hall ’Te Ahi Kai Pō’ video premiere

Ria Hall's 'Te Ahi Kai Pō', directed by Shae Sterling, inspired by the Battle of Te Ranga in June of 1864.

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Music
Jun 1, 2018

EXCLUSIVE: Dudley Benson ‘(Glad I’m) Not a Kennedy’ video premiere

The Spinoff presents the video premiere of Dudley Benson's first single in three years, a cover of Shona Laing’s 1988 classic '(Glad I’m) Not a Kennedy'.

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Music
May 9, 2018

Five monster tunes selected by David Dallas and Shapeshifter you can hear at the Viaduct this weekend

Square Dance Discotheque will be the hottest dancefloor in Auckland this weekend. So you're not completely unprepared, here are five guaranteed bangers from David Dallas and Shapeshifter's playlists.

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Music
May 2, 2018

Inside SongHubs, the busiest week of New Zealand songwriting

Nine musicians and producers from this year's SongHubs, a collaborative song-writing retreat presented by APRA AMCOS with support from NZ on Air, share their experiences.

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Music
Apr 26, 2018

The two-minute introduction to German hard rock legends SCORPIONS

They formed in 1965, had their biggest hit in 1990 and in 2018 they’re coming to New Zealand with Def Leppard! Get ready with a quick guide to the last half-decade of German hard rock veterans Scorpions.

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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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