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Lorde and Jacinda Ardern gave us the defining moment of the NZ Music Awards

A VNZMAs post-mortem.

The Singles Life: Six questions we want answered from the VNZMAs

The VNMZAs are upon us again, ready to light up our lives with music, mischief and glamorous celebrities.

The Singles Life: Make way for Marlon Williams

Can New Zealand’s king of arty pop turn a breakup into a breakthrough?

The Singles Life: A guide to all the acts Lorde handpicked for her NZ tour

Are the lucky few up to the task?

The Singles Life: Say ‘Hey’ to Matthew Young

If you wanted more proof that pop music in NZ is in a good place, look no further.

The Singles Life: Abdul Kay is ready for big things

With a co-sign from David Dallas and a promising debut single, Abdul Kay is a name you need to know.

The Singles Life: Say hello to the new Kimbra

She’s back with a hot new single, a Skrillex collab and a very different sound. So what is Kimbra trying to tell us?

Where are the Silver Scrolls we deserve?

It’s time to overhaul “New Zealand’s most prestigious songwriting award”, writes Hussein Moses.

The Singles Life: Who will (and who won’t) win New Zealand’s most unpredictable music award?

Let the Silver Scrolls speculation begin.

The Singles Life: What happened to political music in New Zealand?

In these trying times, political music feels like it would be more vital than ever - so where is it? Has political engagement in music disappeared? Or is something else going on?

The Singles Life: MAALA’s got talent

It’s not too often that a reality TV talent show contestant is able to shake off the cringe factor, but MAALA seems to have made the leap.

The Singles Life: What we learned from watching the new Max Key video

Max Key still remains the symbol of cocky and rich Parnell boyhood that we all just love to hate. Katie and Hussein watch his new video and learn a thing or two.

The Singles Life: Openside have finally hit their stride

Openside’s ‘I Feel Nothing’ is one of the catchiest Kiwi pop anthems this year. Katie and Hussein discuss what makes it so damn good.

The Singles Life: Can twee ever not be terrible?

Christchurch's Pickle Darling seems about as twee as it gets - but does cute still cut it in 2017?

The Singles Life: The evolution of Shorecore

Featuring two Checks alums, Auckland band Racing are taking on rock and roll in 2017. It has us wondering: is ‘shorecore’ back from the dead?

The Singles Life: Meet New Zealand's answer to Ed Sheeran

Is Mitch James worth the hype? Katie and Hussein have some reservations.

The Singles Life: How NZ hip-hop artists are telling stories that no one else can

Avondale emcee MeloDownz is making waves with tales of the suburb he knows best. Katie and Hussein talk about why setting the scene is essential for the stories Kiwi artists have to tell.

The Singles Life: A beginner's guide to SWIDT

Haven’t heard of SWIDT? We can barely contain our pity. With their new album out this week, there has never been a better time to get acquainted with the guys Aaradhna called “the future of hip hop”.

The Singles Life: Theia and the state of post-Lorde pop

Has Lorde's success changed the New Zealand pop landscape for women as much as we hoped? We talk the post-Lorde pop-scape and what this means for a rising star like Theia.

The Singles Life: When did Naz become New Zealand’s BBQ Reggae it-girl?

Bachelor NZ babe Naz was always destined for greater things and her latest project is no exception - though at first glance it does raise some questions.

The Singles Life: The soul singing teacher who will steal your heart

With an incredible voice and some pretty nice hair, Teeks has seemingly all he needs to succeed. But where is this soul sensation headed?

The Singles Life: The Fate of the Furious Gin Wigmore

Gin Wigmore is back and she’s also fed up with an industry that, once fawning, has grown frigid. Can Gin carve her own path?

The Singles Life: The eerie defiance of Mermaidens

With their new video, Wellington act Mermaidens show that the domestic dream is rotten to the core

The Singles Life: The past, present and future of Lorde

It's a new era for Lorde - but why does it feel like her staying power is being tested?

All Eyez On Me: The doomed 2Pac biopic we never needed anyway

It won’t leave a dent in his legacy, but the new film based on the life of Tupac Shakur fails in just about every way you could possibly imagine.

The Singles Life: Stan Walker is finally ready to take over

Kiwi legend Stan Walker is back again with new music and an insane new video that signals a radical new direction for the pop star.

The Singles Life: The second coming of a Shortland Street serial killer

With a newly released album, has the Ferndale Strangler left his throttling days behind him?

Frickin Dangerous Bro: ‘White people are just so easy to make fun of’

Meet the comedians pushing boundaries in New Zealand comedy.

Has Green Light got what it takes to win over these Lorde sceptics?

Let’s find out.

The Singles Life: Onehunga to the maximum

SWIDT. Hopefully you know the name by now. If not, now’s the time to get up to speed.

The Singles Life: Are Brooke Fraser’s greatest hits behind her?

Brooke Fraser’s transition from piano chanteuse to pop princess is going at a glacial pace.

The $100 million man: is Steven Adams really worth his giant pay rise?

Allow us to explain.

The Singles Life: Views from the GC

They may have defected to the Gold Coast but the spirit of Kiwi ingenuity is strong with these cabaret singing, Drake covering, reality TV veterans.

The Singles Life: Bic Runga’s second coming

One has to wonder: why are we commemorating an artist still in their prime?

The Singles Life: Can a rebrand redeem Willy Moon and Natalia Kills?

They’re back and seeking redemption with a brand new act.

Everything you need to know about the NZ Music Awards

Find out who’s up for what at this year’s big event.

The Singles Life: The sweet relief of Kimbra’s comeback

Kimbra is back and better than ever. But did she wait too long?

Vince Staples is returning to New Zealand

He’ll play two shows in Auckland and Wellington later this year.

What the hell just happened at the Silver Scroll awards?

Something doesn’t add up.

The Singles Life: Silver Scrolls emergency edition

The Silver Scrolls are back for another year, so we decided to do some judging of our own.

Live review: A$AP Ferg goes all out in his return to Auckland

A$AP Ferg delivered a chaotic and dizzying set last night at The Powerstation.

The Singles Life: Is this the NZ music video of the year?

Rei may be that most feared and sinister thing – a Wellington rapper – but we mustn't hold that against him.

Good grief, The Real Housewives of Auckland just hit a low-point

The Real Housewives of Auckland gets everything wrong in its attempt to talk about race.

Moana Maniapoto to be inducted into the NZ Music Hall of Fame

One of the country’s most well-known voices is being inducted into the NZ Music Hall of Fame.

Premiere: Barracks unleash their new single Lovestay

"I'm seen as an 'adult' but still drink two litre bottles of Mountain Dew in bed and barely know how to use a microwave."

The Singles Life: In Stan We Trust

NZ's top 40 chart is looking pretty dire. Is Stan Walker's latest summer jam what we need to turn things around?

Laneway 2017 line-up: Tame Impala, Refused, Nick Murphy, Floating Points and more

The line-up for next year’s Laneway Festival is here.

The Singles Life: We’ve found New Zealand’s Calvin Harris

We push the buttons on the new song from producer Ryan Enzed, New Zealand’s answer to Calvin Harris.

Premiere: Take a first look at the new video from Anna Coddington

Her long-awaited new album is finally out next month.

Laneway Festival’s search for a new home is over

And according to the organisers, it's a “dream location”.

The Others Way: the music festival getting it right

The Others Way promised big things for its second year. Hussein Moses went along to see if they could pull it off.

The Singles Life: Bow down to Parris Goebel

Everyone knows Parris Goebel for being our very own superstar choreographer, but did you know she’s got a burgeoning music career in the works?

PJ Harvey has announced two New Zealand shows

The singer is heading our way this January and she’s bringing a full 10-piece band with her.

Is this the Frank Ocean album we were waiting for?

Blonde sees Frank Ocean master the unconventional statement album.

The Singles Life: Who the hell is Graham Candy?

If his record label is to be believed, Graham Candy is about to become NZ's next big export. Hussein Moses and Katie Parker attempt to figure out the appeal.

Five things we learned from Steven Adams’ press conference

“I might shoot some threes.”

Winners and Losers of the Rio Olympics

Raise a glass (or pour one out) in honour of a truly insane fortnight of sports.

The Singles Life: Video killed the reality TV star

Welcome to The Singles Life, where we peruse, ponder and pontificate on the latest and (maybe) greatest in New Zealand music.

Chance the Rapper, ZHU and RÜFÜS to headline Rhythm and Vines

That’s right, Chance The Rapper is on his way to New Zealand to headline this year’s Rhythm and Vines festival in December

Premiere: Watch the new video from Christchurch band Wurld Series

Their upcoming compilation, Anthology, drops later this month.

Premiere: Levi Patel and Suren Unka share their new single

It’s called Rise and it’s from their debut EP, out this Friday.

A brief history of the worst-ever Olympic theme songs

The music at the Olympics always sucks. Hussein Moses takes in the worst of it.

Premiere: Hear the new EP from The Strowlini Orchestra

Allow us to introduce you to The Strowlini Orchestra, the latest project from Wellington producer Pat Stewart.

The Others Way festival: first line-up confirmed

The first line-up has been revealed for The Others Way festival, which is heading back to K Rd for its second year this September.

A national anthem you can dance to

Yes, you need to see Poi E: The Story Of Our Song.

Travis Scott is heading to New Zealand

The US rapper/producer will make his debut in New Zealand later this year with a one-off show in Auckland.

APRA Silver Scrolls: the top 20 finalists are here

What’s the best New Zealand song of the year? It’s down to these 20 finalists.

The Others Way festival returns to K Rd

The alternative music festival will takeover K Rd again this September.

One Love Festival 2017: First line-up announced

Summer is coming.

Schoolboy Q is returning to New Zealand

Schoolboy Q has announced that he'll be back in the country later this year.

Which New Zealand acts should get back together?

It’s time to get nostalgic.

What Kevin Durant’s big exit means for Steven Adams

Where to from here for the New Zealand centre?

NZ On Air’s latest funding decisions are here

See who got what in the final round of Making Tracks funding.

In search of NZ’s chilli eating champion

Yes, New Zealand has its own chilli eating competition, and it’s just as horrible as it sounds. Hussein Moses went to witness the burn.

night pilot premieres '60s-inspired new single 'Hotel'

A song about "things not living up to expectations".

Meet the NZ artist who painted a mural of Steven Adams in Oklahoma City

"I wanted to do something to let him know on behalf of myself and New Zealand that we’re right behind him."

Broods recruit Lorde for new single Heartlines

This one will be included on their new album Conscious.

Get ready for Prizegiving’s new album

Take a listen to Vailima, the latest single from the Wellington band.

Pacific Music Awards: Here’s who won

From Te Vaka to Vince Harder, here’s the full list of winners from this year’s Pacific Music Awards.

What Pacific Underground means to New Zealand music

Sam Wicks sits down with Pacific Underground member Pos Mavaega to look back on the group’s 23 years of history.

Watch the new video from Onehunga’s INF

Onehunga over everything.

Who do we root for in the NBA Finals now?

Golden State or Cleveland? A guide to the Steven Adams-less NBA Finals.

What's up this weekend?

Where you'll want to post up this weekend.

Where NZ Music Month will never die

If you want to go back in time, visit Kiwi Music Bar and Cafe, says Hussein Moses.

What's up this weekend?

Get the scoop on the best this weekend has to offer.

Weekly Listening: Chance The Rapper, Sampha, Hex and more

All that's good in music this week, including songs from Chance The Rapper, Sampha, Hex and more.

The Internet are returning to New Zealand this August

The Internet have announced two shows in Auckland and Wellington this August.

What's up this weekend?

Get the scoop on the best this weekend has to offer.

Weekly Listening: James Blake, LEISURE, Skepta and more

All that's good in music this week, including songs from James Blake, LEISURE, Skepta and more.

Why we love Steven Adams

Steven Adams is the coolest guy on and off the court. This is our definitive guide to his finest moments of the NBA season.

What's up this weekend?

Where to go, what to see and what to do this weekend.

Weekly Listening: Drake, Radiohead, Civil Union and more

All that's good in music this week, including songs from Drake, Radiohead, Civil Union and more.

Premiere: Pales - Don't Be So Nice

Take a listen to the new album from Wellington prog-folk trio Pales.

NZ Music Month: Time for a remix, not a repeat

Local music is having to work harder than ever to get noticed. But sticking with NZ Music Month might not be the answer.

What's up this weekend?

Where to go, what to see and what to do this weekend.

Weekly Listening: Beyoncé, Bailey Wiley, Tiny Ruins and more

All that's good in music this week, including songs from Beyoncé, Bailey Wiley, Tiny Ruins and more.

Why Prince matters

A look back at Prince’s extraordinary career.

What's up this weekend?

Where to go, what to see and what to do this weekend.

Taite Music Prize: Silicon wins best album award

This year’s Taite Music Prize has been awarded to Kody Nielson for his retro-futurist solo set Personal Computer.

Weekly Listening: PNC, Name UL, KVKA and more

All that's good in music this week, including songs from PNC, Name UL and KVKA, Zen Mantra, and more.

In search of NZ’s album of the year

What to expect from the Taite Music Prize event this evening.

What's up this weekend?

Where to go, what to see and what to do this weekend.

Weekly Listening: Zen Mantra, October, PJ Harvey and more

All that's good in music this week, including songs from Zen Mantra, October, PJ Harvey and more.

Video premiere: Skyscraper Stan ‘A Tune I Might Remember’

Skyscraper Stan reveals the new video for his song ‘A Tune I Might Remember’.

What's up this weekend?

Where to go, what to see and what to do this weekend.

Weekly Listening: Terrace Martin, Street Chant, Drake and more

All that's good in music this week, including songs from Terrace Martin, Street Chant, Drake and more.

What's up this weekend?

Where to go, what to see and what to do this weekend.

Weekly Listening: Lontalius, A.K. Paul, Waterfalls and more

All that's good in music this week, including songs from Lontalius, A.K. Paul, Waterfalls and more.

What's up this weekend?

Where to go, what to see and what to do this weekend.

Weekly Listening: SBTRKT, I.E Crazy, Shab Orkestra and more

All that's good in music this week, including songs from SBTRKT, I.E Crazy, Shab Orkestra and more.

Review: Auckland City Limits

The inaugural Auckland City Limits festival was impressive, but the line-up could've offered so much more.

What's up this weekend?

Where to go, what to see and what to do this weekend.

Weekly Listening: Average Rap Band, PJ Harvey, Mermaidens and more

All that's good in music this week, including songs from Average Rap Band, PJ Harvey, Mermaidens, Bat For Lashes and more.

What's up this weekend?

Where to go, what to see and what to do this weekend.

Q+A: Auckland Arts curator Amanda Wright

We hit up curator Amanda Wright to ask to how an art programme will fit into Auckland City Limits.

Weekly Listening: Kendrick Lamar, Zen Mantra, 2 Chainz and more

All that's good in music this week, including songs from Kendrick Lamar, Zen Mantra, 2 Chainz and more.

Video premiere: Prizegiving 'Sarah (Snow)'

Watch the new video from Wellington-based band Prizegiving.

What's up this weekend?

Where to go, what to see and what to do this weekend.

Weekly Listening: Mzwètwo, Yukon Era, Kane Strang and more

All that's good in music this week, including songs from Mzwètwo, Yukon Era, Kane Strang and more.

Premiere: Chris William 'Worse Than Me'

Listen to the new song from Christchurch-based musician Chris William.

What's up this weekend?

Where to go, what to see and what to do this weekend.

Weekly Listening: Purple Pilgrims, FKA twigs, Race Banyon and more

All that's good in music this week, including songs from Purple Pilgrims, FKA twigs, Race Banyon and heaps more.

Video premiere: Jon Lemmon 'When It Came Along'

Watch the charming new video from electropop Wellington musician Jon Lemmon.

What's up this weekend?

Where to go, what to see and what to do this weekend.

What is this year’s best NZ album?

See the full list of finalists for this year’s Taite Music Prize.

Weekly Listening: Kanye West, Tourettes, Yukon Era and more

All that's good in music this week, including songs from Kanye, Tourettes, Yukon Era, and heaps more.

What's your favourite love song?

We posed the question to a few of our favourite musicians.

Video premiere: Womb 'Teresa'

Watch the new music video from Wellington musician Womb.

Weekly Listening: Beyoncé, Beastwars, Kevin Gates and more

A showcase of some of the best new music releases from the past week.

What's up this weekend?

The best shows this long weekend has to offer.

Danny Brown announces one-off Auckland show

Detroit rapper Danny Brown has announced that he will make his return to New Zealand this April.

Weekly Listening: Zayn, Lontalius, Rihanna and more

New music you need to hear this week from Zayn, Lontalius, Rihanna and more.

Review: Laneway Festival 2016

It's tough out there for a music festival, but the organisers of Laneway get it right.

What’s your favourite Laneway memory?

Critics and musicians look back on their favourite moments from the festival.

What's up this weekend?

This weekend it's all about Laneway.

Weekly Listening: UMO, Purple Pilgrims, Tinashe and more

New music you need to hear this week from UMO, Purple Pilgrims, Tinashe, PJ Harvey and more.

What's up this weekend?

Need something to do this weekend? Look no further..

Premiere: Hans Pucket's Jalapeño EP

Hear the new EP from Wellington garage pop act Hans Pucket.

Weekly Listening: Astro Children, Anderson .Paak, Future and more

New music you need to hear this week from Astro Children, Anderson .Paak, Future and much more.

Auckland City Limits: More acts revealed

Modest Mouse, Ladyhawke and Fat Freddy’s Drop have been added to the bill for this year's Auckland City Limits festival.

Tinashe announces one-off NZ show

Tinashe is heading back to New Zealand for one headline show this May.

Jhené Aiko announces Wellington show

R&B singer Jhené Aiko has added a Wellington stop to her tour of New Zealand next month.

Video premiere: Shuedet ‘Somewhere New’

The Wireless presents the premiere of Shuedet’s new video ‘Somewhere New’.

Wu-Tang Clan to headline Raggamuffin 2016

Legendary hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan are heading our way for Raggamuffin next year.

Jamie xx Auckland show announced

Jamie xx is heading our way for a one-off show early next month.

What's up this weekend?

Our guide of where to go, what to see and what to do this weekend.

Summer music festival guide 2015/16

Don't book a thing until you've read this.

Echo Festival goes into liqudation

Echo Festival ticket-holders still waiting on refunds will now have to get in line in the hope that there will be money left over to repay them once the festival’s other creditors have been covered.

I Love Ugly pull sexist ad campaign

The New Zealand men's fashion label have pulled their controversial campaign and apologised, following a complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority.

What's up this weekend?

The best on offer this weekend, including shows from Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Bespin, AC/DC and more.

DJ Mustard is coming to New Zealand

The mega-producer will play dates in Christchurch and Auckland next March.

Real Groovy reveal their new home

Iconic Auckland record store Real Groovy has found a new home.

Beenie Man axed from Raggamuffin line-up

The dancehall artist was cut after he refused to discuss his lyrics with GayNZ.com.

Auckland’s Echo Festival has been cancelled

Echo Festival won’t be going ahead next year due to slow ticket sales.

Broods win big at NZ Music Awards

Broods clean up at this year’s NZ Music Awards.

What's up this weekend?

The best on offer this weekend, including shows from Florence and The Machine, Seth Frightening, DJ Yella and more.

A guide to the NZ Music Awards

Get the lowdown on tonight’s big event.

Premiere: The Doqument 'Glamour'

The Wireless presents the premiere for The Doqument's new single 'Glamour'.

What's up this weekend?

The best on offer this weekend, including Whammy Fest and shows from Bespin, Esther Stephens and Paquin .

Video premiere: Finn Johansson 'Gregor Samsa'

The Wireless presents the premiere of Finn Johansson's new video 'Gregor Samsa'.

Bespin win Critics' Choice Prize

Auckland band Bespin take out this year’s Critics’ Choice Prize.

What's up this weekend?

The best on offer this weekend, including shows from Courtney Barnett, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Hollie Smith, and more.

Auckland City Limits line-up revealed

The first round of acts have been announced for next year’s Auckland City Limits festival.

Premiere: Junica 'Looking Out'

The Wireless presents the premiere of Junica's new single 'Looking Out'.

What's up this weekend?

The best on offer this weekend, including shows from Average Rap Band, Salad Boys, Ron Gallipoli and Violent Soho.

Music festival gets a makeover

The festival formerly known as the McLaren Valley Festival has a new name, new location and new international acts on its line-up.

What's up this weekend?

The best that's on offer this weekend, including Laura Marling, Songs For Syria, Fat Freddy's Drop, The 91 Club, and more.

Interview: October

Wellington-based musician October is one to watch.

What's up this weekend?

The best that's on offer this weekend, including shows from Sunken Seas, Maala, Boycrush, The Fall and more.

SoulFest 2015 has been cancelled

SoulFest won’t be going ahead this year due to low ticket sales.

NZ Music Awards nominees announced

Marlon Williams, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Six60 lead the way at this year’s NZ Music Awards.

What's up this weekend?

The best this weekend has to offer, including shows from Groeni, bAnoffee, RIchard Dawson and much more.

Pusha T is coming to New Zealand

One of the best rappers in the game is heading to New Zealand for the first time.

NZ Music Awards technical finalists announced

The NZ Music Awards nominees for Best Producer, Best Engineer and Best Artwork have been announced, as well as details of the main event itself.

What's up this weekend?

The best this weekend has to offer, including shows from Lontalius, Beastwars and Jakob, MessMess and more

Video premiere: The Transistors 'On Cashel St'

The Wireless presents the premiere of The Transistors’ new video ‘On Cashel St’.

What's up this weekend?

The best this weekend has to offer, including shows from The Transistors and The Situations, Wiz Khalifa, Tami Neilson and more.

New music festival heading to Auckland

The organisers of the Big Day Out in Auckland have announced details of a new music festival for the city in March.

Laneway 2016 line-up announced

Laneway Festival have announced the much-anticipated lineup for next year’s event, which is returning to Silo Park in Auckland.

Video premiere: Groeni 'Hedre'

The Wireless presents the premiere for Groeni's new video 'Hedre'.

What’s the best NZ song of the year?

New Zealand’s best songwriters are coming together tonight in Auckland for the Silver Scroll Awards.

What's up this weekend?

A selection of what this weekend has to offer, including a celebration of Dunedin music and shows from Yoko-Zuna, The Phoenix Foundation and Pass The Gat.

Premiere: Commune 84 'Circles'

The Wireless presents the premiere of Commune 84's new single 'Circles'

What's up this weekend?

A selection of what this weekend has to offer, including shows from Miss June, Seth Sentry and LIPS and Anna Coddington.

Video premiere: Andrew Keoghan feat. Hollie Fullbrook ‘No Simple Doll’

The Wireless presents the premiere for Andrew Keoghan and Hollie Fullbrook's new video, ‘No Simple Doll’.

Laneway Festival returns to Silo Park

After some uncertainty, Laneway Festival will be returning to Silo Park in February.

What's up this weekend?

A selection of what this weekend has to offer, including The Others Way festival and shows from Kamandi, No Tag and Delaney Davidson.

Video premiere: Mel Parsons 'Get Out Alive'

The Wireless presents the premiere for Mel Parsons 'Get Out Alive', one of the songs in the running for this year's Silver Scroll Award.

What's up this weekend?

A selection of what this weekend has to offer, including shows from Shocking Pinks, Orchestra of Spheres and comedian Dylan Moran.

Video premiere: Kong Fooey ‘Right As Rain’

The Wireless presents the premiere for Kong Fooey’s new video ‘Right As Rain’.

Top five Silver Scroll finalists revealed

Find out who the contenders are for this year’s Silver Scroll award.

What's up this weekend?

This weekend: Local psych-pop band Hans Pucket begin their tour of the country, Pass The Gat hits Wellington and the Zine Fest kicks off with an opening party at the Audio Foundation.

Former UN intern admits to publicity stunt

The New Zealander who resigned from his unpaid internship at the United Nations has confessed that it was a publicity stunt.

What's up this weekend?

This weekend: Martin Phillipps and Graeme Downes team up for shows in Dunedin while Racing wrap-up their EP tour and Ahorizbuzz continue their trek around the country.

What's up this weekend?

This weekend: Ghost Wave head out on tour, Deadboy Records celebrate 10 years in the game, and a fundraiser for Women's Refuge.

Laneway Festival’s search for a new home

Laneway Festival won’t be held in Auckland Domain next year.

What's up this weekend?

Kitty Daisy & Lewis wrap-up their New Zealand tour + Mark Sultan heads our way and lots more in our essential guide to the weekend.

What's up this weekend?

Lawrence Arabia and Carnivorous Plant Society have teamed up for a film festival highlight + other can't-miss shows from Earl Sweatshirt and Shlohmo.

Video premiere: Anna Coddington 'Slate'

The Wireless presents the premiere of ‘Slate’, the new video from Anna Coddington.

Premiere: Cymbol 303 x This Pale Fire - 'Don't Rob Me'

The Wireless presents the premiere of Cymbol 303 x This Pale Fire's new single.

'Lost' music award from 1981 to be announced at Silver Scrolls

The finalists for this year’s APRA Silver Scroll Award have been announced, as well as the contenders for the 1981 “lost scroll”.

What's up this weekend?

Ryan Adams hits Wellington for one last NZ show + must-see shows from The All Seeing Hand, Johnny Marr and Mimsy Cable.

Video Premiere: Arcee - 'Rebound'

The Wireless presents the premiere of Arcee's new video 'Rebound'.

Video Premiere: Bunnies On Ponies - 'Nothing'

The Wireless presents the premiere of Bunnies On Ponies’ new video ‘Nothing’.

Premiere: Westley Holdsworth - 'Temple'

The Wireless is proud to present the premiere of Westley Holdsworth’s first single ‘Temple’.

What's up this weekend?

Upcoming shows from Fraser Ross and French For Rabbits and the “love letter to music on the margins” you need to see.

Why bother with Apple Music?

Apple leaps into the unknown with its new streaming service. Is it an evolution that will succeed?

What's up this weekend?

Get amongst it with Rackets' 20-date tour of Auckland and other shows from Glass Vaults, New Gum Sarn and Bone Thugs.

What's up this weekend?

The Golden Dawn night markets are back + Bic Runga and Tiny Ruins begin their tour and Great Job! festival takes over Palmerston North.

Premiere: Dudley Benson - ‘Muscles (Murderbike Remix)’

The Wireless is proud to present the exclusive premiere of Dudley Benson’s ‘Muscles (Murderbike Remix)’.

What's up this weekend?

Got plans for the weekend? Don’t miss shows from Kane Strang, Tyra Hammond, Daedelus and more.

What's up this weekend?

Rose Matafeo’s return season of Finally Dead comes to an end + don’t miss out on shows from Raiza Biza, HDSPNS, R.A. The Rugged Man and more.

Zane Lowe heads to Apple radio

After plenty of speculation, Zane Lowe’s new role at Apple has finally been revealed.

What's up this weekend?

Plans for the weekend? Catch shows from TOKiMONSTA, Team Dynamite and Emily Edrosa.

What's up this weekend?

Get out of the house with shows from Dictaphone Blues, Antagonist AD, Pikachunes and more.

What's up this weekend?

Get out of the house with shows from She's So Rad, Miss June and Carb On Carb and more.

What's up this weekend?

Where to go, what to see and what to do this weekend: Shows from ASAP Ferg and LIPS, as well as First Thursdays and a fundraiser for Nepal.

What's up this weekend?

Where to go, what to see and what to do this weekend: A Weird Night Out at the newly renovated St James Theatre as well as shows from Silicon, Princess Chelsea and Heavy.

What's up this weekend?

Where to go, what to see and what to do this weekend: The Softsynth Siren tour, NZ Comedy Festival and a show in memory of DJ Rashad.

What's up this weekend?

Where to go, what to see and what to do this weekend: Record Store day and shows from Soak, Mobb Deep and Gorillaz Sound System.

Jakob win the Taite Music Prize

Hawke’s Bay trio Jakob take out the Taite Music Prize for their album "Sines".

Interview: Tiny Ruins

Hollie Fullbrook chats about the underlying significance of the songs on Tiny Ruins' Taite nominated album "Brightly Painted One".

Interview: Tami Neilson

Taite Music Prize finalist Tami Neilson chats about juggling motherhood and recording responsibilities, and finding her identity on her nominated album Dynamite!

Interview: Jol Mulholland

Taite Music Prize finalist Jol Mulholland discusses his nominated album and why he perseveres with his music.

Interview: Jakob

Guitarist Jeff Boyle talks about the dynamic sound of "Sines" and the endless string of challenges they faced when trying to record it.

Interview: Delaney Davidson

Taite Music Prize finalist Delaney Davidson chats about the nightmares he had making his album, vocal-a-phobia and asking 'what would Bowie do?'

What's up this weekend?

Where to go, what to see and what to do this weekend: Estere, Feastock, Jurassic 5 and more.

Interview: Grayson Gilmour

Taite Music Prize finalist Grayson Gilmour talks about the catalyst for his new material, his approach to writing and his existentialist take on the world.

What's up this weekend?

Where to go, what to see and what to do this weekend: The Lonesome Pine Specials, Kerosene Comic Book, Flosstradamus, Shayne Carter, and more.

Zayn Malik has quit One Direction

Zayn, please don’t spend too long away.

What's up this weekend?

Where to go, what to see and what to do this weekend: The Cricket World Cup final, shows from Tourettes and Death and The Maiden, and much more.

What's up this weekend?

Where to go, what to see and what to do this weekend: Bloc Party frontman Kele plays one NZ show, Dunedin's Lines of Flight festival and the Cricket World Cup quarter-finals.

What's up this weekend?

Where to go, what to see and what to do this weekend: Sharon Van Etten, A Movement, White Night, Stephen Malkmus and more.

What's up this weekend?

Where to go, what to see and what to do this weekend: The Courtneys, Parquet Courts, Mogwai and Auckland Arts Festival.

What's up this weekend?

Where to go, what to see and what to do this weekend: Conor Oberst, J Mascis and Westfest.

What's up this weekend?

Where to go, what to see and what to do this weekend: Drake, Splore, Ciara, Perfume Genius ... holy moly it's gonna be a big one.

What's up this weekend?

Where to go, what to see and what to do this weekend: X Factor NZ, the Cricket World Cup and more.

What's up this weekend?

Where to go, what to see and what to do this weekend: Big Gay Out, Off The Radar and the Sevens.

What's up this weekend?

Where to go, what to see and what to do this weekend: Shonen Knife, Flying Lotus, Foxcatcher and much more.

What's up this weekend?

Where to go, what to see and what to do this weekend: Laneway Festival, rappers from the Deep South and more.

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