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.


Is New Zealand Music Month broken? Can it be fixed?

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.


Equalise My Vocals, a campaign to fix New Zealand music’s gender problem

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.


Record Store Day and the endless vinyl revival

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.


New releases and cyclone warnings

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.


Remembering New Zealand’s Britpop diaspora

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.


Psych Fest and mind-bending New Zealand music

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.


The Naked and Famous’ Aaron Short on his new project, Space Above

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.


The music that millions are listening to while killing zombies

March 18, 2017

Spinoff Music editor Henry Oliver talks to London-based New Zealander Jordan Reyne about singing on the theme song forResident Evil 7: Biohazard, a horror video game that sold over 3 million copies worldwide.


Too much new music? Lorde and D Dallas drop new tracks

March 10, 2017

Spinoff Music editor Henry Oliver talks to contributing critics Kate Robertson and Matthew McAuley about new music from Lorde, Ed Sheeran, David Dallas, Calvin Harris and more...