I hear a song from inside the maze: At the 2019 Silver Scroll Awards

Last night's 2019 Silver Scrolls culminated with Aldous Harding taking the big prize for her song 'The Barrel'. Stevie Kaye was there.

Kia māia: Ria Hall on the diversity failure in New Zealand’s music industry

Ria Hall (Ngāi Te Rangi) issued a challenge on representation in the New Zealand music industry to a standing ovation.

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.

Important: Anna from MAFSNZ has written some absolute belters

When a Married at First Sight NZ contestant is a singer/songwriter, we simply have no choice but to listen to their entire back catalogue.

Music Archive

Review: David Kilgour is playing it cool

Grant McDougall reviews Kilgour’s new solo album, Bobbie’s A Girl, which sees him reflecting on and acknowledging the loss of two key figures in his life.

People over everything: JessB on making bops and being political at the same time

Auckland rapper JessB has just released a new EP and wraps up a national mini-tour tonight in her home town. Jogai Bhatt talked to her about her world travels, performing at Ihumātao, and how her community and her music intersect.

‘It was insane, but I had to do it’: Miss June on mixing music and medicine

Miss June’s Bad Luck Party was recorded literally between hospital shifts.

Kanye West was the hero we didn’t know we needed

On the 10th anniversary of the infamous “I’mma let you finish” episode, Josie Adams reflects on what this moment revealed about both Taylor Swift and Kanye West.

The zodiac signs as Charli XCX songs

Charli XCX has just released her latest album, Charli. The futuristic musician is always looking ahead, and so are her fans. We've paired each star sign with their perfect Charli XCX song.

Bic Runga on finding her voice in te reo Māori: ‘It’s invigorated my whole life’

A new version of Bic Runga's classic single 'Sway' is among the tracks on Waiata/Anthems, a compilation of te reo Māori versions of hit New Zealand songs.

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.

Mermaidens: ‘It makes me feel more hopeful when I go to a venue and it’s not all dudes’

Jordan Hamel interviews Gussie Larkin from Mermaidens ahead of the release of their new album Look Me In The Eye. 

Review: Don’t Quit Your Day Job, the new documentary from rapper Tom Scott

Rapper Tom Scott has dropped a brand new documentary about trying to make a living as an artist. So is it any good?

Review: The Others Way tells us something about the state of NZ music

The K Road festival, which turned five on Friday, has reached mainstream-level popularity without compromising its local acts focus.

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.

Find your way: How to do The Others Way festival, whatever your musical taste

A shitload of acts, a shitload of stages, and the potential for a shitload of fun: how to attend The Others Way.