Music Monday: Exclusive – The First and Surely Only Original Song Inspired by X Factor NZ – ‘Lili’ by Paul Williams

Paul Williams' winsome, twitter-based courtship of X factor NZ contestant Lili Bayliss is definitely the best thing to come out of season two of the show. Here he shares his original love mp3, 'Lili'.

Music Monday: The Word of the Day is ‘Hat’ – Power Ranking Sesame Street’s Singing With the Stars

"This agoraphobic anthem combines Jason Mraz's classic 'I'm Yours' with the crushing anxiety of a person completely crippled by their fear of the outdoors."

Music Monday: Avoiding Cricket Talk With The Mighty Boosh

For this Music Monday, Alex Casey finds a totally normal way to excuse yourself from devastating cricket chat with help from The Mighty Boosh. // Yes, the cricket final happened last …

Music Monday: Where The Office and X Factor Collide

This Music Monday, Alex Casey draws parallels between a fake singing competition featured within The Office and all the thrills, spills and celebrities of X Factor NZ. // The past few weeks have …

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Music Monday: American Horror Story – Gleefully Scary

This Music Monday, Alex Casey finds beauty in the horror of American Horror Story: Freak Show's bizarre musical numbers. //  If there is one thing that Glee, Nip/Tuck and Popular have …

Music Monday: Everyone’s Waiting… For The Perfect Finale Song

David Farrier tearfully recalls the Six Feet Under finale, and makes the case for Sia's 'Breathe Me' as the most perfectly deployed piece of music to ever close out a show. At some point while …

2014 in Review: Music Monday – Top Ten TV Music Moments

Elle Hunt takes a walk through the top ten rubber-legged lipstick-smeared music moments to grace our TV screens this year. // Acknowledging that there are few things more boring or redundant than …

Street Week: Music Monday – Shortland Street Theme (Club Mix)

Aaron Hawkins remembers when acid house came to Ferndale via the Shortland Street Theme Club Mix. // “This is rock'n'roll Nurse Burton. Not that hippy dippy folk stuff or whatever it is …

Music Monday: Excessive Analysis of X Factor NZ’s New Promo

Last week TV3 premiered the first X-Factor 2015 promo to feature its full lineup of judges. The concept is basically 'the end of the judges' commute to work, and then them walking a …

Sci Fi Week – Music Monday: Having Faith in Star Trek’s “Faith No More”

This is Sci-Fi week at The Spinoff – we're running a bunch of content devoted to the most ambitious genre of them all. First up: Andrew Todd defends the much-hated theme song to …

Music Monday: Josh Pfefferman and How Transparent Nails the Music Industry

This Music Monday Henry Oliver and Duncan Greive discuss an underrated element of the phenomenal Transparent: its unnervingly sharp portrayal of LA's music industry. // Henry: Transparent was an interesting show for so …

Music Monday: The Best of 30 Rock

This music monday, we visit the catchiest musical moments to come from the good folk at 30 Rockerfeller Plaza. // One of the greatest things about 30 Rock (aside from the dickey shirts, …

Music Mondays: The Knick – Songs in the Key of Disease

Everything that’s said about The Knick is sounds like an overstatement. People love it or hate it. It’s the best thing on television or the whole premium-cable anti-hero thing gone …

Music Mondays: The Best of Mouse Rat (Formerly Scarecrow Boat)

Joseph Harper falls deep into the pit of fake Parks and Recreation band, Mouse Rat. // I always loved a good fake band. Whether it was Doug’s beloved Beets, Uncle Jesse’s …

Music Mondays: Luke Ward Meets Rooney on The OC

Luke Ward started life on The OC credited only as a guest star, an All American tough guy jerk dating Marissa Cooper, the troubled rich girl neighbour of the central …

Musical Monday: Buffy The Vampire Singer

Slaying vampires and tunes is all in a days work for Buffy. // Although it may not feel like it, there was a time before Glee and High School Musical. This was …