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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
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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Music
Jul 7, 2017

Best Songs Ever: The return of Steve Braunias, pop reviewer, and more…

Our regular round-up of new songs and singles, this week featuring Kesha, SWIDT, The National, Shania, Niall Horan & more...

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Music
Jun 30, 2017

Auckland producer Montell2099’s LA photo diary

Montell2099, whose debut single 'Hunnid on the Drop' with Savage 21 is released today, reports from his trip to LA to perform at Red Bull Sound Select.

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Music
Jun 14, 2017

Announcing Lorde: Behind the Melodrama, a podcast about Lorde’s new album

On Monday 19 June we're releasing Lorde: Behind the Melodrama, an 11 episode track-by-track podcast interview with Lorde about her new album, Melodrama.

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Music
Jun 9, 2017

LORDEWATCH: New Zealand tour dates announced! Plus: how to buy

Lorde announced the first leg of her Melodrama world tour this morning, including New Zealand dates. Here's where she's playing when and how to (let in line to) buy tickets.

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Music
Jun 6, 2017

Best Songs Ever: SoccerPractice’s indie-electro-waiata, Selena’s basic perfection, and more!

Our regular round-up of new songs and singles, this week featuring SoccerPractice, Selena Gomez, Dion (D4) Lunadon, Liam Gallagher, Otoboke Beaver and Arcade Fire.

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Music
Jun 2, 2017

Lordetake 3: The Spinoff’s definitive reviews of ‘Perfect Places’

The Spinoff Music team weighs in on Lorde’s new single.

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Music
May 30, 2017

Best Songs Ever: Carly Rae Jepsen continues to do no wrong, Teeks’ voice needs a better song, and more…

Our regular round-up of new songs and singles, this week featuring Carly Rae Jepsen, Future & Kendrick Lamar, Teeks and Drax Project.

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Music
May 28, 2017

The Album Cycle: The best pop-rock front person of the 2000s is back!

New albums from Paramore, Harry Styles and Low Cut Connie, and a not-new album from The Beatles.

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Music
May 26, 2017

The nine types of response to Simon Sweetman’s botched Aldous Harding joke

We read the entire Simon Sweetman/Aldous Harding Facebook thread so you don't have to.

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Music
May 15, 2017

Best Songs Ever: Miley Cyrus’ hip-hop holiday is over, HAIM’s guitars are back & More!

Our regular round-up of new songs and singles, this week featuring Miley Cyrus, HAIM, and Japanese Breakfast!

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Music
May 12, 2017

The Album Cycle: Fazerdaze’s debut, a new Nick Cave anthology – and a terrible indie supergroup

The Spinoff Music team review albums from Alice Coltrane, Fazerdaze, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, and more...

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Music
May 8, 2017

Best Songs Ever: DJ Khaled drops a monster earworm, Nickelback are predictably awful and HAIM are back

Our regular round-up of new songs and singles, this week featuring HAIM, EarthTiger, DJ Khaled, System Corporation and… Nickelback!

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Music
May 1, 2017

Best Songs Ever: How low can Linkin Park go? – and more singles, reviewed

Our regular round-up of new songs and singles, this week featuring Kane Strang, SWIDT, TLC, Kimbra (kinda) and more.

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Music
Apr 28, 2017

The Album Cycle: David Dallas holds serve … & more!

The Spinoff Music team review albums from David Dallas, Gorillaz, John Mayer and Craig Finn.

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Music
Apr 21, 2017

An incomplete guide to what’s happening on Record Store Day tomorrow

Tomorrow is Record Store Day and up and down the country you can go to your local record store to buy records and see bands play. Here’s what’s happening when and where.

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Music
Apr 10, 2017

Best Songs Ever: Ria Hall & Che Fu’s contemporary protest anthem … and more!

Our regular round-up of new songs and singles, this week featuring Ria Hall, Banks, Desiigner, Bye Bye Fishies and more...

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