Georgia Lines on finding her voice, trusting herself and not burning out early

As the young songwriter steps confidently into a new phase of her career, she explains how it’s unfolded to this point.

Extreme highs, extreme lows: Mousey on stress, success and social media

2020 should have been her breakout year. She made the most of it anyway.

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.

In full bloom: Paige on standing up, speaking out and always growing

The Always Growing songwriter tells us about her new EP and why she thinks it’s so important for NZ music to include voices like hers.

New Zealand Music Archive

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.

The return of Dunedin pop: Why Marlin’s Dreaming isn’t afraid of the p word

Marlin’s Dreaming have a new single out ahead of their next, "least accessible" album. Frontman Semisi Maiai sat down to talk about how a bunch of jocks from Dunedin became indie darlings.

Robinson on her new EP and learning not to worry about what happens next

Earmarked for big things since she left high school, the 'Nothing to Regret' singer has been dealing with the weight of expectations for a while now. With her debut EP just released, she’s OK with where she's at.

Cecily on spending New Year’s alone and her surprise side gig

Sam Brooks interviews Cecily, the local singer behind surprise sleeper hit 'Thinking 'Bout Me'.

EXCLUSIVE: MAALA ‘Fire Burning’ video premiere

The Spinoff presents the premiere of MAALA’s new music video, the Connor Pritchard-directed ‘Fire Burning’.

Church & AP explain every song on their debut album

Fast-rising Auckland rap duo Church & AP talk us through the ten tracks of their debut album, Teeth.

EXCLUSIVE: Daffodils ‘Boys’ music video premiere

The Spinoff presents the premiere of buzzed-about Auckland post-punk band Daffodils’ new music video ‘Boys’.

Coming for the world, ready or not: Church & AP get set for take-off

The “Ready or Not” hitmakers talk ambition, competition, and how things change when you accidentally become the most buzzed-about young rap group in the country.

15 years of Die! Die! Die! – the punk band that won’t, y’know, die

Music editor and former member of Die! Die! Die! Henry Oliver talks to his ex-bandmates about making music together for nearly 20 years.