Last night the boyband Brockhampton set Auckland on fire

Brockhampton have quickly risen from a Kanye messageboard to a multi-million-dollar record deal. We review their new album, documentary and concert in Auckland last night.

NZ Idol winner Ben Lummis on fame, hummus and Michael Murphy

Almost 15 years later, NZ Idol winner Ben Lummis is re-emerging onto the music scene with a new song, new mindset, and possibly, even a new tour.

Pacific Heights’ Devin Abrams on living (and recording) the dream

Devin Abrams, who makes music as Pacific Heights, talks about his dreamy new album and making a huge pop hit with Drax Project.

Citizen Pink: please back our campaign to get this hero a passport immediately

The case to make the singer a citizen of Aotearoa is now irrefutable. Please jump on board and get this passport party started.

Music Archive

Mac Miller helped me grow up

Today rapper Mac Miller passed away from an overdose. James Roque writes about his passing, and the effect Miller's music had on him growing up.

How did P!nk get so huge?

If you expected one pop singer to have five sold-out shows at Spark Arena in 2018, would you have expected it to be P!nk?

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.

Get out your Oakleys: Blindspott are back

After ten years of public fallout, New Zealand's favourite Nu-Metal band are back. Don Rowe talks to Blindspott. 

The laidback raps and pop beats of Hans.

Hans made his name in the Soundcloud rap scene, but last year made a leap with his one-and-only track on Spotify racking up 1.5 million streams. He talks collaborarting and his new EP, Puddles.

Love and theft: Bob Dylan in Auckland, reviewed

Bob Dylan played Spark Arena in Auckland last night. Two ol' buds were there and emailed back-and-forth about it afterwards.

Maioha Award finalists: fearless navigators negotiating ever-shifting tides

The five finalists of APRA's Maioha Award were announced today. We looks at the final five and their place in the future of te reo Māori.

In love with those times: Preserving Flying Nun’s legacy

Flying Nun's rightful place in New Zealand history has been secured with the acquisition of the legendary label's master tapes by the Alexander Turnbull Library.

Baby, you’ll be famous: Lady Gaga’s The Fame, ten years on

Impossibly, Lady GaGa's debut album The Fame came out ten years ago this week. Sam Brooks looks back at the album that launched an icon.

Born in the USSR: A guide to the ‘red wave’ of Soviet rock

Inspired by the screening of Leto at this year's International Film Festival, we present a guide to the first wave of rock from the USSR.

Tom Scott: ‘If you’re worried about pissing people off, your career’s done’

Avantdale Bowling Club's Tom Scott talks fame, infamy and coming home to Avondale.

Aretha Franklin was more than just the Queen of Soul

Aretha Franklin has died. Sam Brooks remembers the Queen.