Boyboy interviewed by his mum(mum)

April 11, 2018

Last week, New Zealand-born, LA-based songwriter Boyboy (aka Sam McCarthy, ex Goodnight Nurse, Kids Of 88) released his debut, self-titled album. For The Spinoff, his mum, Lyn McCarthy, asked him about his writing process, meditation, and what’s going on in that cover photo.

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Pod on the Couch: Summer ‘18 festival roundup

March 23, 2018

Spinoff Music editor Henry Oliver, prolific pop pundit Kate Robertson and Spinoff staff writer Madeleine Chapman talk Auckland City Limits, Laneway, Auckland Arts Festival, WOMAD and more!

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Auckland City Limits Primer

February 28, 2018

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 explores some of the most exciting acts appearing at Auckland City Limits this year. 

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Pod on the Couch: RIP Grant Fell, cultural connector and Headless Chicken

January 31, 2018

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 talks to Russell Brown about Grant Fell.

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The Spinoff presents SUPERPOD 2017

December 20, 2017

To punish you all for being naughty this year, The Spinoff made an unholy mash-up of four of its podcasts.

Join Leonie Hayden, Toby Manhire, Annabelle Lee, Ben Thomas, Duncan Greive, Alex Casey, Michele A’Court and Henry Oliver as they discuss the biggest events of 2017 (and Married At First Sight) in a grotesque rat-king of piping hot takes.

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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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