Paramore’s Hayley Williams on how femininity drives her new solo album

Paramore's not gone, and not forgotten; but what remains of it on Hayley Williams' new album?

The reign of Troy Kingi

His last album was psychedelic, and this one's reggae – is there any genre Troy Kingi won't do?

Exclusive: New song from Benee

Before her new album, Benee wanted to get real about her last one. 'Lownely' is here to tug at your heartstrings.

From recorders to records: Matt Mulholland is a serious musician

You know him for his recorder-based Celine Dion cover, but you'll remember him for bringing funk back.

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How NZ music can thrive in the post-Covid world

For years NZ music has been growing into something special. Let's keep the momentum going.

Chelsea Jade explains her bizarre new music video

Is Chelsea Jade a professional stilt-walker? She talks about what happened behind the scenes of her latest music video.

WATCH: Under Cover: Marlon Williams and Finn Andrews

Marlon Williams and Finn Andrews talk about creativity under lockdown and perform a couple of songs.

Isolation loops: Some of our favourite local music from the last little while

Is your iso playlist in dire need of refreshment? Here are some of our favourite new local releases to keep you going, no matter what your bubble likes.

Church & AP eat doughnuts and test out a new single in episode two of Final Mix

Young-gun hip-hop duo Church & AP came out blazing on all cylinders with their debut album last year. In the new series Final Mix, Yadana Saw picks them up for a trip to Krispy Kreme and a listen to their latest single.

Review: The Beths, live (streamed)

The Beths hosted a very personal, very cool live streamed concert. Here's some more artists who are doing the same.

The value of songwriting in a quiet world

Now could be the perfect time to encourage your teenager to take up songwriting, explains Mike Chunn.

His band left on the tour of a lifetime. He came home with Covid-19

NZ post-punk four piece Swallow the Rat embarked on a US tour just as Covid-19 started to really spread. By the time it was over, two were infected.

Tami Neilson road tests her new album on the first episode of Final Mix

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

Remembering Rumblemania

It's been 10 years since the release of Dane Rumble’s solo album The Experiment. Josie Adams looks back on why New Zealand fell so hard and fast.

Everything that Dua Lipa’s new album makes us feel

Dua Lipa’s new album, Future Nostalgia, is an ode to good memories and a gateway to Zumba. Josie Adams listened to it and took a heady trip into her past.

Crowdwork from home: How Covid-19 is affecting Kiwi musicians

The effect of Covid-19 on NZ music won’t be short-lived. Here’s how some members of the industry are coping.