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MAALA Unmasked

If you recognise the music, it’s because electro-pop newbie MAALA is currently one of New Zealand’s most hyped up-and-comers. The artist’s single ‘Touch’ has been all over commercial radio for months and the second single ‘In The Air’ recently premiered as Zane Lowe’s World’s First for Beats 1 on Apple Music. But digging for information about the person behind the moniker has been a rather unsatisfying exercise. In what looks like an effort to take hype to its peak, MAALA’s label Sony Music has kept the musician’s identity entirely secret, until now.

From Radio NZ National Music on 29 Aug 2015

Womad 2015 Live: Trinity Roots

An interview with and live performance from New Zealand band Trinity Roots. They performed two shows over the Womad weekend, promoting their long awaited new album 'Citizen'. Tonight we hear their afternoon 'picnic' that could shape shift between gently undulating grooves, soul-baring anthems, and full on psyche-rock jams, but at the core was the dynamic of three players who seemed to operate on a level of musical telepathy. From the tail of the fish to the tip, Aotearoa has been swept up in the music of Trinity Roots, a boil-up of ingredients that seemed to embody the very essence of our home, land and sea, and serve as an invocation to that same environment. The influences that the group brought together joined the dots between head-nodding reggae, slow-burning funk and jazz adventurism to form undeniably indigenous waiata, unconstrained by genre boxes.

From Radio NZ National Music on 28 Aug 2015

John Lydon - web version

The online and uncut version of Trevor Reekie and John Lydon talking about everything from mortality and natural history.

From Access All Areas on 28 Aug 2015

NZ Live - Hobnail

Hobnail is a four-piece folk rock band from Wellington. Turning 21 this weekend!

From New Zealand Live on 28 Aug 2015

Munki Studio

Before the demolition crew arrives, Mike Gibson takes Yadana Saw on a tour of Munki Studios and the many stories of this rather infamous building.

From Radio NZ National Music on 22 Aug 2015

Munki Studio

Before the demolition crew arrives, Mike Gibson takes Yadana Saw on a tour of Munki Studios and the many stories of this rather infamous building.

From Radio NZ National Music on 22 Aug 2015

Alessia Cara

Having spent her early teens uploading covers to YouTube, 19-year old Alessia Cara now finds herself signed to Def Jam. She talks to Zac Arnold about her debut EP Four Pink Walls.

From Radio NZ National Music on 22 Aug 2015

Opposite Sex- Hamlet

Dunedin's Opposite Sex on Hamlet, the follow up to their enthusiastically received self titled debut. Emma Smith talks with bassist and vocalist Lucy Hunter and guitarist Reg Norris.

From Radio NZ National Music on 22 Aug 2015

No Tag - Mistaken Identity

Trevor Reekie talks to Andrew Boak, founding member of Auckland '80s punk band No Tag, who are reforming for a one-off show at Auckland's Kings Arms.

From Access All Areas on 22 Aug 2015

Headquarters: Fazerdaze

Fazerdaze premiers two new songs live from her Grey Lynn Headquarters.

From Radio NZ National Music on 22 Aug 2015

Masterclass: Jonny Marks

Jonny Marks takes Sophie Yana-Wilson and Emma Smith through a master class in throat singing.

From Radio NZ National Music on 22 Aug 2015

Introducing: Kairi

Otago's Kairi with Placid [region] Otago region

From Introducing on 22 Aug 2015

Silicon

Kody Nielson talks to Sam Wicks about Personal Computer, his new album on Weird World.

From Radio NZ National Music on 22 Aug 2015

Womad 2015 Live: Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino, Malawi Mouse Boys

Hear an interview with and live performance from Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino - a seven piece band from Puglia in the south-east of Italy. Their fusion of traditional pizzaca music has been their passport to the global Festival circuit. Also, a live performance from the Malawi Mouse Boys. As childhood friends, they sold barbecued field mice on sticks as snacks to travellers in rural Africa. Now, Malawi Mouse Boys have the world mesmerised by their sweet, soulful singing.

From Radio NZ National Music on 21 Aug 2015

NZ Live - Darren Watson

Darren Watson is an award winning song writer and a smokin' hot blues guitarist, performing live from our Wellington studio on NZ Live.

From New Zealand Live on 21 Aug 2015

Rackets live at The Kings Arms

Auckland rock'n'roll trio Rackets perform at The Kings Arms. Radio New Zealand's Andre Upston caught their raucous set for Music 101. [region] Auckland region

From Radio NZ National Music on 15 Aug 2015

Introducing Westley Holdsworth

Temples by Westley Holdsworth

From Introducing on 15 Aug 2015

Tubertechno

Tubertecho is a new Auckland-based label that is uniting some of the city's otherwise autonomous bedroom producers. Emma Smith talks to Liam Pram who is coralling the current generation of dance music makers.

From Radio NZ National Music on 15 Aug 2015

Tron Music Trust

The Tron Music Trust aims to assist musicians from Hamilton and the Waikato, while reinvigorating the live music scene. Zac Arnold and Tron trustee Trevor Faville discuss the sizeable task ahead.

From Radio NZ National Music on 15 Aug 2015

Radio Punks: The Student Radio Story

Ahead of its television premiere, director Paul Casserly and Yadana Saw talk about cramming nearly 50 years of broadcasting history into an hour-long documentary.

From Radio NZ National Music on 15 Aug 2015

A Hori Buzz - Nation of The State

On the back of the release of AHoriBuzz's Into the Sunshine EP, Tokona is taking to the road on an epic 53-date calendar of shows. He talks to Sam Wicks about the motivation behind this grueling run.

From Radio NZ National Music on 15 Aug 2015