The year of Teeks

He’s a nervous sex symbol and a reluctant pop star, but soul singer Teeks is slowly becoming more comfortable in his own skin.

The fine art of curating a breakup playlist

How to find the perfect soundtrack for your heartbreak.

From studded belts to superstars: Joel Little’s story so far

What do Taylor Swift, Lorde and Broods have in common? This guy.

Final Mix: Anna Coddington’s te reo journey has no end

VIDEO | In the latest episode of Final Mix, music journalist Yadana Saw takes Anna Coddington out to road test some songs from her new album Beams.

Music Archive

‘These people are my heroes’: An industry insider on NZ music’s #MeToo reckoning

The people who have came forward to detail sexual harassment in NZ music are my heroes, writes music industry veteran Charlotte Ryan.

Reviewing the Dawn Raid movie, and our lost youth

Duncan Greive and Leonie Hayden, former young hip hop heads and music journalists, discuss the new documentary and their memories of the era in New Zealand music.

Please stop ruining summer and turn off that godforsaken music

We are drowning out the natural world with synthetic sounds, and it's getting worse.

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.

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.