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Dr. Graeme Downes dissects the winning formula of this year's Silver Scroll winner 'Royals', and Man Booker Prize winner Eleanor Catton on writing about music.

Kanye West Vs Zane Lowe
Kanye speaks to Zane Lowe about his new record Yeezus and presents a passionate argument for why he's the number-one rock star on the planet. With thanks to BBC's Radio One.

Ursula Rucker
From shy girl to poetry rebel, fierce Philadelphia rhymesmith Ursula Rucker on what turned her on to speak her truth.

Introducing: Young Tapz


The Handsome Family in Session
American husband and wife duo The Handsome Family stop by the studio to play songs.


Bond St Bridge - Explorers Club
Sam Prebble, expedition leader for Bond St Bridge, talks about their album Explorers Club, based around the Antarctic exploits and tragedies of Scott and Shackleton.

Gig Guide


The Silver Scrolls 2013
Performances, prizes and backstage interviews from The Silver Scrolls awards earlier this week, which celebrates the art of songwriting.

Silver Scroll Sisters Underground
Sisters Underground, performing 'In The Neighbourhood' at The Silver Scrolls Awards 2013

Paul McCartney - New
'Mr Melody' returns to core business - writing big, full-blown pop songs - on his latest LP New. Nick Bollinger takes a listen for The Sampler.

Music played in this show


Artist: Dave Dobbyn and Herbs
Song: Slice Of Heaven
Composer: Dobbyn/Herbs
Album: Single
Label: Magpie


Dr Graeme Downes Dissects 'Royals'
Artist: Lorde
Song: Royals
Composer: Yelich-Oconnor, Little
Album: Pure Heroine
Label: Universal


Eleanor Catton- The Rehearsal
Artist: Brian Smith
Song:Someone To Watch Over Me
Composer: Gershwin
Composer: Garner
Composer: Gershwin
Album: Moonlight Sax


Kanye West
Artist: Kanye West
Songs: Black Skinhead
Composer: West/de Homem-Christo/Bangalter/Jones/Young/Rutberg/Wasalu Muhammad Jaco/Sakiya Sandifer/Derrick Watkins
Album: Yeezus
Label: Def Jam

Artist: Kanye West
Songs: I Am A God
Composer: West/ de Homem-Christo/ Bangalter/Ross Birchard/Justin Vernon/Jones/Smith/Rutberg/Young/Dean/Watkins/Clifton Bailey/ Harvel Hart/Anand Bakshi/Rahul Burman
Album: Yeezus
Label: Def Jam


Artist: The Heroes
Song: Scenario
Composer: Tribe Called Quest/ The Heroes
Album: Tribute To A Tribe
Label: BBE


Ursula Rucker


Artist: Estere
Song: I Spy
Composer: Estere
Label: n/a


Introducing: Young Tapz
Artist: Young Tapz
Song: Kings and Queens
Composer: Young Tapz
Album: n/a
Label: n/a


Artist: Orchestra of Spheres
Song: Electric Company
Composer: Orchestra of Spheres
Album: Vibration Animal Sex Brain Music
Label: Sound Explorers



Handsome Family in Session
Artist: The Handsome Family
Song: Weightless, Woodpecker, Lizard
Composer: Sparks/Sparks
Album: Unreleased
Label: Radio NZ Recording


Artist: Lambchop
Song: My Face Your Ass
Composer: Lambchop
Album: Thriller
Label: Merge


Bond St Bridge
Artist: Bond Street Bridge, The Third Man, The Wreck Of The Endurance, The Lost Men
Song: Great God, This Is An Awful Place
Composer: Sam Prebble
Album: The Explorers Club: Antarctica
Label: Banished From the Universe


Beyonce Review
Artist: Beyonce
Song: Run the World (Girls)
Composer: Terius "The-Dream" Nash/ Beyoncé Knowles/ Wesley Pentz/ David Taylor/ Adidja Palmer/ Nick van de Wall
Album: 4
Label: Columbia


Gig Guide

Artist: Omar Souleyman
Song: Ya Yumma
Composer: Omar Souleyman, Four Tet
Album: Wenu Wenu
Label: Sublime Frequencies



Silver Scrolls 2013

Artist: The Beat Council & the MVE Choir
Song: In the Neighbourhood
Composer: Sisters Underground
Label: Radio New Zealand Recording

Artist: Auckland Jazz Orchestra
Song: Silver Scroll Overture
Composer: arr. Godfrey De Grut
Label: Radio New Zealand recording

Artist: Scotty Pearson, Nick Gaffaney and Katie Everingham ‘The Drum Off’
Song: Wake Up
Composer: Aaradhna Patel, Evan Short, Peter Wadams
Label: Radio New Zealand recording

Artist: The Unusual Trio
Song: Royals
Composer: Ella Yelich-O’Connor, Joel Little
Label: Radio New Zealand recording

Artist: The Phoenix Foundation
Song: Thames Soup
Composer: Luke Buda, Sam Scott, Thomas Callwood, Richie Singleton, Chris O'Connor, Conrad Wedde, William Ricketts
Album: Fandango
Label: Universal

Artist: The Beat Council
Song: Bathe In The River
Composer: Don McGlashan
Label: Radio New Zealand recording

Artist: Shihad
Song: Be Mine Tonight
Composer: Dave Dobbyn
Label: Radio New Zealand recording

Artist: Scribe and Mark Vanilau
Song: It Dawned On Me
Composer: Dave Dobbyn
Label: Radio New Zealand recording


Artist: Scribe
Song: Stand Up
Composer: Scribe
Album: The Crusader
Label: Dirty

Artist: Duffy Power & The Graham Bond Organisation
Song: I Saw Her Standing There [Version 1]
Composer: Lennon/McCartney
Album: Wade In The Water
Label: Repertoire


The Sampler: Paul McCartney New
Artist: Paul McCartney
Songs: New, Alligator, Appreciate, Early Days, Scared, Everybody out There
Composer: McCArtney
Songs: Save Us, Queenie Eye
Composer: McCartney/Epworth
Album: New
Label: Hear Music/Universal


Artist: Volcano Choir
Song: Byegone
Composer: Volcano Choir
Album: Repave
Label: JagJaguwar

Artist: tUnE-yArDs, ?uestlove, Angelique Kidjo + Akua Naru
Song: Lady
Composer: Kuti
Album: Red Hot + Fela
Label: Knitting Factory