Pod on the Couch: How your favourite pop music gets written

March 4, 2017

Spinoff Music editor Henry Oliver talks to Mike Elizondo (credits include: Eminem, Jay-Z and Snoop Dogg, to Twenty One Pilots, Maroon 5, Tegan & Sara), Emily Warren (credits include: The Chainsmokers, Jessie J, 5 Seconds of Summer, Tiesto, Fifth Harmony, Sean Paul), and James Newman (credits include: Calvin Harris and David Guetta). They're all here as part of SongHubs Auckland, a five-day songwriting workshop put on by APRA for twelve New Zealand songwriters.

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Uncovering the Red Eye Society

February 23, 2017

Spinoff Music editor Henry Oliver talks to Chris Shultz, deputy head of entertainment for the New Zealand Herald, about his profile of little-known but highly regarded 2000s rap group Red Eye Society.

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Pod on the Couch: The New Normal & LGBTQIA+ issues in music

February 17, 2017

Spinoff Music editor Henry Oliver talks to Will Cooper Barling, who performs as WCB and Nikolai, both of whom are performing at The New Normal, a show at the Golden Dawn on 24 February as part of Auckland Pride Festival.

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Pod on the Couch: Post-Trump pop

February 10, 2017

Spinoff Music editor Henry Oliver talks to contributing critic Kate Robertson and The Spinoff’s editor and publisher Duncan Greive about what will happen to pop music under Trump's reign.

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Pod on the Couch: the teenage, te reo thrash metal of Alien Weaponry

February 3, 2017

Henry Oliver talks to Alien Weaponry’s Henry de Jong about singing te reo thrash metal songs about the land wars, playing to pigs on the farm, and what Alien Weaponry have learnt from working with Shihad's Tom Larkin.

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Pod on the Couch: Cut Off Your Hands are back and all grown up

January 27, 2017

Henry Oliver talks to Cut Off Your Hand's Nick Johnston and Phil Hadfield. Henry engages Nick and Phil in a discussion about getting older and getting the band back together.

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Pod On The Couch #10 - Remastering the masters with Guy Massey

January 20, 2017

This episode: Henry Oliver talks to Abbey Road producer and engineer, Guy Massey about remastering the Beatles and how to make even non-Beatles records sound really good.

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Pod On The Couch: James Milne’s latest track and the spirit of Xmas music

December 22, 2016

The Spinoff and Spark proudly present Pod On The Couch, a weekly podcast exploring music and the people that make it. This episode: troubadour James Milne and his new ready-for-action Christmas song.

Just in time for the holidays comes Jingling Christmas Eve, a new song created with Jame's childhood friend Norman Angel. Henry Oliver and James talk about the single and the true meaning of Christmas songs.

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Pod On The Couch #7 2016 in Review Pt 2- the actual music

December 16, 2016

The Spinoff and Spark proudly present Pod On The Couch, a weekly podcast exploring music and the people that make it. This episode: Kate Robertson and Matthew McAuley join host Henry Oliver to talk about their favourite music of the year 2016.

Spinoff Music editor Henry Oliver talks to contributing critics Kate Robertson and Matthew McAuley about the best music of 2016 from here and elsewhere.

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