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  • Ha The Unclear ( 12′ 9″ )

    Ha the Unclear's Michael Cathro has overseen a long migration with his project - from Dunedin where he started the band under another name, to Cork, Ireland, and finally to Auckland. The migration has now become a stepwise one - his formerly Dunedin-based bandmates are currently working at a produce farm in The Bay Of Plenty as they prepare to move to Auckland. Fellow member of the Dunedin diaspora Anthonie Tonnon chatted to Michael recently about Ha The Unclear's first studio album.

    From Radio NZ National Music on 18 Oct 2014

  • The Sampler: Country Funk II ( 5′ 40″ )

    Nick Bollinger reviews a collection of funky late 60s - early 70s country music from the likes of Kenny Rogers, Townes Van Zandt, and Dolly Parton.

    From Radio NZ National Music on 18 Oct 2014

  • Myele Manzanza's Tour Diary ( 18′ 40″ )

    When world renowned Detroit DJ and producer Theo Parrish led a live band across an expansive European tour for the first time in a decade, he assembled a collective of musicians and dancers from around the globe. When Myele Manzanza got the summons to come all the way from New Zealand to play drums, he knew it was a chance of a lifetime. Manzanza documents his travels in this tour diary.

    From Radio NZ National Music on 18 Oct 2014

  • Jakob - Sines ( 17′ 19″ )

    Hawkes Bay's Jakob have a lot of peaks and troughs - both in their sound, and their career as a band. Their first new album in eight years, Sines, arrives this week, and it's been a journey fraught with setbacks, but also dotted with high points - Jakob join Kirsten Johnstone to talk it over.

    From Radio NZ National Music on 18 Oct 2014

  • Musical Robots ( 11′ 31″ )

    We head to an exhibition which combines sonic arts and electrical engineering.

    From Radio NZ National Music on 18 Oct 2014

  • Introducing - Arcee ( 5′ 19″ )

    Arcee, with her song The Cool Zone, from the EP of the same name.

    From Introducing on 18 Oct 2014

  • Chelsea Jade Metcalf ( 9′ 53″ )

    Dream pop proponent Chelsea Jade Metcalf has dropped her Watercolours moniker, but the soft-focus edges of her ethereal R&B remain. She talks us through her new EP Beacons.

    From Radio NZ National Music on 18 Oct 2014

  • Liam Finn- This Love Is Crying ( 12′ 17″ )

    Liam Finn on working with Arthur Russell collaborators Peter Zummo and Ernie Brooks on Red Hot + Arthur Russell.

    From Radio NZ National Music on 18 Oct 2014

  • Tim Lawrence on Arthur Russell ( 27′ 49″ )

    Biographer Tim Lawrence reflects on the life of the New York music pioneer Arthur Russell on the release of a new Red Hot compilation of his work.

    From Radio NZ National Music on 18 Oct 2014

  • Introducing: Holly Arrowsmith ( 5′ 11″ )

    Queenstown's Holly Arrowsmith with Spring, from her EP River.

    From Introducing on 11 Oct 2014

  • Ryan Bingham live in session ( 36′ 5″ )

    Best known for co-writing the Golden Globe and Oscar winning song 'The Weary Kind' with T Bone Burnett from the Crazy Heart soundtrack, Ryan Bingham joins us for a live session ahead of his show in Auckland this Saturday night.

    From Radio NZ National Music on 11 Oct 2014

  • Yumi Zouma Tour Diary ( 21′ 17″ )

    Convinced they would always be a long-distance band creating music via the internet, the members of Yumi Zouma were surprised to find themselves in so much demand this year that they needed to tour. They document the European leg of the band's first world tour.

    From Radio NZ National Music on 11 Oct 2014

  • Flying Nun 90s reissues ( 21′ 13″ )

    The dream of the 90s is alive in Auckland- Superette's Ben Howe and Andrew Gladstone of Garageland reflect on four Flying Nun reissues from the 1990s.

    From Radio NZ National Music on 11 Oct 2014

  • Emily Edrosa ( 10′ 29″ )

    On a difficult road to Street Chant's second album, Emily Edrosa overcame writer's block and internet addiction. She talks about her new self-recorded and self-released EP.

    From Radio NZ National Music on 11 Oct 2014

  • Khun Narin's Electric Phin Band ( 12′ 10″ )

    How a youtube clip captioned "Mind-blowing Psychedelia from Thailand" piqued the interest of L.A. producer Josh Marcy, leading him to a remote Thai village to record Khun Narin's Electric Phin Band.

    From Access All Areas on 11 Oct 2014

  • The Selecter ( 8′ 56″ )

    We talk with Pauline Black, front person for Coventry 2 tone group The Selecter, celebrating 35 years together with a New Zealand tour.

    From Radio NZ National Music on 11 Oct 2014

  • The Sampler - C.W. Stoneking ( 14′ 40″ )

    C.W. Stoneking is a Melbourne based musician who makes blues/calypso/boogaloo as if the last 60 years never happened. Nick Bollinger speaks to this enigmatic character ahead of his NZ tour.

    From Radio NZ National Music on 11 Oct 2014

  • Martin and Eliza Carthy ( 11′ 53″ )

    English folk royalty Martin Carthy and daughter Eliza are heading over for the 50th Wellington Folk Festival - we speak to them about the family business.

    From Radio NZ National Music on 11 Oct 2014

  • NZ Live - The AGM ( 40′ 11″ )

    Acoustic roots band AGM join us in Auckland for New Zealand Live.

    From Afternoons on 10 Oct 2014

  • The Sampler - Alt J (9.48) ( 9′ 47″ )

    Nick Bollinger reviews the second album from Mercury Music Prize-winning British indie rockers Alt-J.

    From Radio NZ National Music on 10 Oct 2014

  • Nick D - Digging in the Carts ( 11′ 46″ )

    Broadcaster, producer and DJ, Nick Dwyer aka Nick D joins Nick Atkinson to talk up his latest endeavour, a documentary called Diggin' in the Carts. It's a web series that hunts down the personalities behind early computer game music, a genre that's proved remarkably influential for a generation of artists around the world who grew up with those infectious 8-bit melodies.

    From Radio NZ National Music on 04 Oct 2014