The archetypal explorer: Estère on transforming into a pelican

Musician and producer Estère is exploring Jungian archetypes through her music.

On the tools: Why music producers are the focus of a new funding scheme

The music producers fund is making good music easier to achieve.

Ahoy! A sea shanty veteran on why the genre is blowing up on social media

If you’ve been on social media this week, you may well have come across a surge in interest in sea shanties.

What Lizzo did for me

Last week something really weird and exciting happened to me: one of the hottest singers on the planet talked about how much something I said helped her.

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The Side Eye: In the studio with The Beths

Summer reissue: Spinoff cartoonist Toby Morris spends a session in the recording studio with The Beths.

Benee on boomers, the b-word, and being bad-mouthed on Newstalk ZB

'I was fuming when she said that. I can do whatever I want to do on stage, I can say whatever I want.'

Josh Fountain and the shape of the sound

If you've listened to New Zealand music from the last decade-and-a-half, chances are you've heard the influences of Josh Fountain.

What happened when John Campbell got ‘off his nut’ on kava with Melodownz

Ever wanted to see John Campbell lit on Kava? Look no further than Melodownz' new show, Kava Corner.

The Phoenix Foundation put Friend Ship to the ultimate test

Summer reissue: In the latest episode of Final Mix, Yadana Saw and The Phoenix Foundation’s Samuel Flynn Scott road test new songs from the band’s forthcoming album Friend Ship.

Church & AP eat doughnuts and test out a new single for Final Mix

Summer reissue: Young hip-hop duo Church & AP came out blazing on all cylinders with their debut album last year. For Final Mix, Yadana Saw picked them up for a trip to Krispy Kreme to listen to their latest single.

Tami Neilson road tests her new album for Final Mix

Summer reissue: In the first episode of the Final Mix, music journalist Yadana Saw chats with cross-Atlantic country maven Tami Neilson.

‘Secure the bag and redistribute the wealth’: Imugi on what drives them

After a three-year wait, Imugi 이무기 have just released their sophomore EP, Dragonfruit. Matt McAuley caught up with the Auckland band to learn what they've been up to since their 2017 debut.

For Niko Walters, the pressure doesn’t change the passion

Niko Walters' first mixtape was made in a London bedroom. On his debut album, he takes a giant leap forward.

Māoritanga and motherhood: What influenced Anna Coddington’s new album

On her fourth full-length, the acclaimed songwriter found inspiration from those around her.

When did songs stop having lyrics I knew by heart?

Was it music’s fault, when words suddenly seemed to be less important than instruments? Or was it just life taking over?

‘Tis the season to be Dolly

Can we ever get enough of Dolly Parton? The answer is no.