A re-recorded Kiwi classic, the best song by pop music's greatest diva, a supergroup of country's finest highwomen – they're just some of the tracks gracing The Spinoff's songs of the month for September 2019.
When a Married at First Sight NZ contestant is a singer/songwriter, we simply have no choice but to listen to their entire back catalogue.
Auckland rapper JessB has just released a new EP and wraps up a national mini-tour tonight in her home town. Jogai Bhatt talked to her about her world travels, performing at Ihumātao, and how her community and her music intersect.
On the 10th anniversary of the infamous “I’mma let you finish” episode, Josie Adams reflects on what this moment revealed about both Taylor Swift and Kanye West.
Charli XCX has just released her latest album, Charli. The futuristic musician is always looking ahead, and so are her fans. We've paired each star sign with their perfect Charli XCX song.
A new version of Bic Runga's classic single 'Sway' is among the tracks on Waiata/Anthems, a compilation of te reo Māori versions of hit New Zealand songs.
As part of this year's World of Wearable Art Awards Show, musical director Paul McLaney has brought six of New Zealand's most acclaimed composers together and commissioned a new work from each of them.
Jordan Hamel interviews Gussie Larkin from Mermaidens ahead of the release of their new album Look Me In The Eye.
The K Road festival, which turned five on Friday, has reached mainstream-level popularity without compromising its local acts focus.
The biggest popstar in the world, a trash country icon and a dancehall legend are what we've been listening to this month – it's The Spinoff Music's Songs of the Month for August.
Blam Blam Blam’s records stunned Grant McDougall’s adolescent mind. He reflects on their impact and what it was like to finally see them live on their reunion tour.
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.
This morning the five shortlisted songs for the 2019 Silver Scroll Award were announced. Here, exclusively for The Spinoff, the finalists discuss each other’s nominated songs.
This year marks the 15th anniversary of the karaoke game that introduced an entire generation to the horrors of 'Downtown'. Jordan Hamel ranks all 30 songs from SingStar v1.
After a decade of making music, Sons of Zion are still refusing to settle into a genre. They sit down to talk about the joys of pop music and te reo Māori, and why a “reggae” band can do both.
He's the artist who launched a million memes and over a billion streams. Sam Brooks picks out Bazzi's best moments so far, from his career-making breakthrough to his mature new mixtape Soulsearching.
Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein on the band’s ninth studio album, working with St Vincent, and the departure of bandmate and drummer, Janet Weiss.