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Roger Shepherd Book Club

A flock of Flying Nun fans dissect Roger Shepherd's autobiography In Love With These Times: My Life With Flying Nun Records.

From Radio NZ National Music on 25 Jun 2016

Matariki on the Move: He Huinga Whetū

He Huinga Whetū, graduates of the Toi Māori Aotearoa Pao Pao Pao music programme, celebrate Matariki by breathing new life into the songs of Dr Hirini Melbourne.

From Radio NZ National Music on 25 Jun 2016

The Chills live at the NZ Festival 2016

Dunedin Flying Nun band The Chills became known internationally in the early 80s for jangly pop songs 'Pink Frost', 'I Love My Leather Jacket' and 'Heavenly Pop Hit'. Frontman Martin Phillipps hasn't let his songwriting knack slip though - last year they released Silver Bullets - their first album in twenty years. They played the NZ Festival earlier in the year, we were there to catch them playing a mix of new songs and old favourites.

From Radio NZ National Music on 25 Jun 2016

Troy Kingi and Mara TK: Cold Steel

Troy Kingi and Mara TK introduce their new collaboration, Cold Steel

From Radio NZ National Music on 25 Jun 2016

Beats n Pieces

We witness Christchurch hip hop collective Beats n Pieces, together behind the decks for the first time in 15 years. 

From Radio NZ National Music on 25 Jun 2016

Introducing: Haan808

Garden City's Haan808 introduces his Sango remix JMK

From Introducing on 25 Jun 2016

Alternative Radio: RDU's 40th anniversary exhibition at Canterbury Museum

Yadana Saw takes a walkthrough Alternative Radio, a Canterbury Museum exhibition on the 40 years of student station RDU98.5FM

From Radio NZ National Music on 25 Jun 2016

Marlon Williams - in Session

Lyttelton darling Marlon Williams is back at home, fresh from playing on Conan O'Brien's late night show in the US. Williams premieres a new song and pays tribute to Ralph Stanley. 

From Radio NZ National Music on 25 Jun 2016

NZ Live - Guy Wishart

Guy Wishart is country / folk guitarist, singer and songwriter who has recently released his first solo album in 17 years. He's a former silver scroll winner and was also awarded the Most Promising Male Vocalist prize at the New Zealand music awards, but that was some time ago. He's playing songs from his new album "West by North ".

From New Zealand Live on 24 Jun 2016

Butch Vig: Production Mastermind

Garbage's Butch Vig talks to Sam Wicks about pulling double duties as the band's drummer and in-house producer.

From Radio NZ National Music on 23 Jun 2016

Willie Watson - picking out the gems

Ex- Old Crow Medicine Show banjo player Willie Watson talks to Nick Bollinger about his retreat to old-timey original folk songs, ahead of his solo NZ show in early July.

From Radio NZ National Music on 23 Jun 2016

Music 101 Pocket Edition 91: Recloose/Yoko Zuna HQ/Close To The Noise Floor

In this week's Pocket Edition: Techno producer Recloose on his Honey Rocks EP. Prog Hip Hop outfit Yoko Zuna show us their HQ; and Cherry Red Records profile the early sounds from Britian's electronic underground.

From Radio NZ National Music on 22 Jun 2016

NZ On Air’s New Music funding scheme

David Ridler, NZ On Air's Head of Music and Radio, speaks with Zac Arnold about NZ On Air's recent changes to new music funding.

From Radio NZ National Music on 18 Jun 2016

Best new music (so far) in 2016

Team RNZ Music convenes to present some of our favourite sounds of the year so far.

Headquarters: Yoko-Zuna

For the latest edition of Headquarters, Auckland prog-hip hop instrumentalists Yoko-Zuna take Sam Wicks through their Karangahape Rd rehearsal room.

From Radio NZ National Music on 17 Jun 2016

NZ Live - The Warratahs

Wellington country rockers The Warratahs released their seventh studio album last year - and, two weeks ago, it took the "Best New Zealand Country Album" title at the Country Music Awards in Gore. The band joins Jesse Mulligan to talk about that great career and to play tracks from their award-winning album Runaway Days.

From New Zealand Live on 17 Jun 2016

Introducing: prizegiving

prizegiving introduce their song 'Vailima'.

From Introducing on 17 Jun 2016

Recloose: Honey Rocks

Following a 13-year stint in New Zealand, Motor City house and techno producer Recloose is Stateside once again – he talks to Sam Wicks about his new home in New York City.

From Radio NZ National Music on 17 Jun 2016

Close to the Noise Floor

UK music journalist Dave Henderson, curator of Cherry Red Records' Close to the Noise Floor compilation, on the formative years of the UK's electronic underground.

From Access All Areas on 14 Jun 2016

Pacific Underground

Pos Mavaega, core member of the Christchurch-formed Pacific Underground, talks about the performing arts organisation's 23 years of history.

From Radio NZ National Music on 13 Jun 2016

Alistair Fraser - Kaua e ohooho! Pt 1&2

Alistair Fraser with live looping Taonga Puoro tracks - Kaua e ohooho!(Don't panic) Pt 1&2.

From Radio NZ National Music on 11 Jun 2016