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Pod on the Couch: Mental health in music (+ fundraiser tonight!)

The Spinoff and Spark proudly present Pod On The Couch, a weekly podcast exploring music and the people that make it. This episode: Henry Oliver talks to Peter Dickens from the Music Foundation and Matt Paul from the band Ghost Wave.

Spinoff Music editor Henry Oliver talks to Peter Dickens and Matt Paul about mental health issues in New Zealand music and a mental health benefit show on in Auckland tonight.

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Mind Games a two-venue show to raise funds for The Mental Health Foundation and increase awareness about mental health in New Zealand is on tonight, 9 June across both venues at Whammy Bar on Karangahape Rd, Auckland.

LINE UP: ghost wave / Purple Pilgrims / SoccerPractise / Peach Milk / Couchmaster/ HEAVY / Hugo Jay / Siobhan Leilani / Eyes no Eyes / Baby Zionov

$15 presales, $20 on the door.

Find more information on the NZ Music Foundation’s Wellbeing Service here, the wellbeing survey discussed here and the PWC report on the New Zealand music industry’s effect on employment and GDP here.

The opening song is ‘Whosdoingthetalkin’ by Ghost Wave:

The closing song is ‘Thru Evry Cell’ by Purple Pilgrims:


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