Three Atlanta rappers (Earth Gang) searching for a pie and some tomato sauce

December 1, 2017

Spinoff Music editor Henry Oliver talks to J.I.D and Johnny Venus and Doctur Dot (who perform together as Earth Gang) and J.I.D about linking up with J Cole, the Atlanta music scene and what happens when you eat a lot of Chipotle and your sewage pipe breaks.

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Soccerpractise on their debut self-titled album

November 24, 2017

Spinoff Music editor Henry Oliver talks to Soccerpractise's Geneva Alexander-Marsters and Thom Burton about their debut self-titled album, singing in te reo Māori in an indie context, and how Auckland city has impacted their music.

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Girls Rock! Camp!

October 13, 2017

Spinoff Music editor Henry Oliver talks to Street Chant's Billie Rogers and musician/engineer/DJ Jana Whitter about Girls Rock! Camp Aotearoa, a week-long holiday programme running 15-19 January for young women (including female, trans and gender non-conforming youth), where music is the medium to build confidence, empowerment and foster social change.

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Live from the Silver Scrolls

September 29, 2017

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 reports live from the Silver Scrolls with Chelsea Jade, Bic Runga and more.

Spinoff Music editor Henry Oliver flew to Dunedin to attend the Silver Scrolls awards show. Armed with a microphone plugged into a dictaphone, Henry tracked down some of the finalists to hear their thoughts on the biggest night on the songwriting calendar.

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Spring’s pop music catch-up!

September 18, 2017

Spinoff Music editor Henry Oliver talks to contributors Kate Robertson and Matthew McAuley about Taylor Swift's return, Charli XCX's triumph, indie's cool dad phase, Frank Ocean's unassailability, and Soundcloud rap's problematic heroes.

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Talkin’ Silver Scrolls finalists (what *is* songwriting?)

August 26, 2017

Spinoff Music editor Henry Oliver talks to Spinoff staffer Leonie Hayden and contributor Kate Robertson about the 2017 Silver Scrolls finalist and maybe why there have been no rap songs in the final five since 2004.

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A music supervisor explains how to get your song on movies and TV

August 12, 2017

Spinoff Music editor Henry Oliver talks to Amine ramer, an expat NZer who has been working as a music supervisor in the States. She's here as a part of the Going Global Music Summit and talks to Henry abut the mysterious world of music syncing.

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Baynk talks about hitting it big on Spotify and not needing a record label (yet)

July 31, 2017

Spinoff Music editor Henry Oliver local phenomenon Jock Nowell-Usticke aka Baynk about finding success on Spotify through their algorithm playlists, learning to collaborate with other local artists, and finding his own voice.

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Kirin J Callinan exposes himself

July 21, 2017

Spinoff Music editor Henry Oliver talks to Australian music eccentric Kirin J Callinan about encores, acting, secondhand book-shopping with James Chance, Jimmy Barnes' scream, and pissing one's own mouth.

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We ranked every single song from the Flight of the Conchords series

June 30, 2017

Spinoff Music editor Henry Oliver talks to fellow Spinoff writers Alex Casey and Madeleine Chapman about realising problematic themes in hindsight as they rank every single song from the Flight of the Conchords HBO series. 

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