June 9, 2017
Spinoff Music editor Henry Oliver talks to Peter Dickens and Matt Paul about mental health issues in New Zealand music and a mental health benefit show on in Auckland tonight.
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Mind Games a two-venue show to raise funds for The Mental Health Foundation and increase awareness about mental health in New Zealand is on tonight, 9 June across both venues at Whammy Bar on Karangahape Rd, Auckland.
May 27, 2017
Spinoff Music editor Henry Oliver talks to Johnny Barker a musician, actor (the Ferndale Strangler!), screenwriter and director, who under the moniker Barker, has a new album hot off the digital presses called Sleepwalking.
May 13, 2017
Spinoff Music editor Henry Oliver talks to Ladi6, aka Ladi and Parks, about improvisation, letting go of old habits and the forthcoming EP, Royal Blue 3000.
May 8, 2017
Spinoff Music editor Henry Oliver talks to freelance journalist Hussein Moses about what's wrong with New Zealand Music Month and what it might take to fix it.
April 29, 2017
Spinoff Music editor Henry Oliver talks to Coco Solid and Trixie Darko about Equalise My Vocals, a panel event and music showcase on gender equality in music happening in on 5 and 6 May.
April 22, 2017
Spinoff Music editor Henry Oliver talks to Ben Howe, founder of Arch Hill Recordings, managing director at Flying Nun Records and partner in record store/distributor Flying Out about Record Store Day and producing and selling vinyl in New Zealand.
April 15, 2017
Instead of just sitting around the Spinoff offices waiting for the Cyclone Cook to hit, music editor Henry Oliver gathers together some friends, family and workers of the Spinoff – namely José Barbosa, Leonie Hayden, Alex Casey, Calum Henderson, Don Rowe and Toby Manhire – to be surprised by a bunch of new music they may not have heard before. Hilarity, disorganization, and talking over each other ensues.
April 8, 2017
Last week, music explainer site Pitchfork published a list of the 'The 50 Best Britpop Albums'. Having largely missed Britpop in favour of (better?) American music in the mid/late-'90s, The Spinoff Music editor, Henry Oliver, asked two of his Britpop-loving buddies – Jane Yee, host of the Real Pod, and Duncan Greive, The Spinoff's editor/publisher about what Britpop was, and what it was like to be a devotee from the other side of the world.
March 31, 2017
Spinoff Music editor Henry Oliver talks to Zac Arnold, presenter of bFM’s Freak the Sheep, the best local music radio show around, and promoter of Psych Fest, a multi-venue psychedelic music festival taking place across multiple venues in Auckland this weekend.
March 24, 2017
Spinoff Music editor Henry Oliver talks to Naked and Famous keyboardist and producer Aaron Short about touring with Blink 182 and his new project, Space Above.