Every day in the lead-up to Christmas, open the door to reveal a Spinoff writer’s short, sizzling commentary on a weighty subject. Today: Henry Oliver on why there should be a one year break in new albums, TV shows, movies, and books.
Michael Hann has spent years mining for Christmas-song diamonds, proving that not all festive music is irredeemably horrible. Here he pulls on his big white beard and presents the definitive playlist
Gareth Shute digs around to create a best-of-2018 music list with one criterion: the tracks all have less than 1000 streams on Spotify.
Every day in the leadup to Christmas, open the door to reveal a Spinoff writer’s short, sizzling commentary on a weighty subject. Our arbitrary and strictly enforced word limit: 365. â€¦
CEO of Recorded Music NZ argues that strengthening copyright protection under the law will benefit our local music industry.
Cardi B plays Bay Dreams festival in Mount Maunganui and Nelson just after New Year's. What should she do while she's here? What should she eat? We offer her some suggestions for her itinerary.
Alex Casey talks to national treasure Suzy Cato about her new kids album, life after Dancing With the Stars and remaining zen about the pending future hellscape.
Luke Buda and Don McGlashan have today released "Children Don’t Belong in Jail", a protest song about the refugee children detained on Nauru
In the mid-1980s, a teenager paid five dollars for a Katango fan club parcel. Thirty years later, her son attempts to track down the missing goods, or at least a refund.
Bret McKenzie about his new project/tour Strange Caravan and which is definitely 100% not a band (even though it's very similar to a band).
Lydia Burgham reflects on over a decade of being a Taylor Swift fan, and reviews her Reputation Tour show at Mt Smart Stadium.
Ahead of her stadium gig in Auckland, New Zealand, the pop star was spotted this afternoon riding a pay-per-minute electric scooter along Mission Bay, according to a man called Ben.
Delaney Davidson, whose album release tour starts today, talks to Henry Oliver about storytelling, collaborating and his new album Shining Day.