Melody Thomas is a producer and sometime-presenter for Music 101, and a writer for various print and online media.
Melody Thomas is a producer and sometime-presenter for Music 101, and a writer for various print and online media. She lives on Wellington's rough and romantic south coast, and is happy to base herself in New Zealand always, so long as there are regular opportunities for grand adventures abroad.
Content by Melody
'A rock'n'roll performance doesn't end on the stage'
An interview with Chain and the Gang's Ian Svenonius and Fiona Campbell.
The Mixtape: Luke Rowell
The songs and scenes that inspire the musical whizz behind Disasteradio and Eyeliner.
The Mixtape: Parris Goebel
Parris Goebel shares the music that motivates her
Nadia Reid: 'I write music totally for myself'
The Port Chalmers singer-songwriter's journey with music is about to take another turn.
Talking sex with the editor of Aotearotica
Yes - there's a clever, fun and real journal about sex in New Zealand.
Stomping Grounds: Ladi6
Melody Thomas heads south for a day with Ladi6, cruising the streets of her old stomping ground, Otautahi.
Until now, the identity of electro-pop newbie MAALA has been kept a secret. He chats with Music 101's Melody Thomas.
Album review: Florence and The Machine - 'How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful'
On the new Florence album, we catch her at her most human - ever noble and proud, but made weak at the hand of love.
Album review: Shamir - 'Ratchet'
Sitting atop the synth bass groove of Shamir's debut album 'Ratchet' is a voice completely unexpected.
Album review: Multi-Love - Unknown Mortal Orchestra
When Melody Thomas visited UMO's Ruban Nielson late last year he said his next UMO album might be the best thing he’d ever done. He was right.
Breaking down beats with Estère
From a cutlery drawer to a bedside lamp - everything is an instrument for Wellington-based musician, Estère.
Tom Scott's guide to Melbourne
Home Brew's Tom Scott took a year to decide that his decision to move to Melbourne was the right one.
Bright sparks making music
Josh Bailey has been developing software that allows musicians to make music with tesla coils.
At home with radical feminist label M'lady's Records
Melody Thomas heads to the Portland HQ of independent radical feminist label M'lady's Records and meets with Kiwi co-owner Fiona Campbell.
Ruban Nielson’s guide to Portland
Unknown Mortal Orchestra's Ruban Nielson has been based in Portland, Oregon for seven years now, but we'll never stop claiming him as our own. Melody Thomas meets up with him for a tour of the city he now calls home.
Finding inspiration in te ao Māori (The Māori world)
Visual artist Johnson Witehira and musician Dudley Benson discuss the influence te ao Māori has had on their creativity.
Melody Thomas heads along to a synthesiser-building workshop with electronic music device-maker Pat Kraus.
Derek Handley: Finding a purpose beyond profit
Entrepreneur Derek Handley is on a mission to change the way we think about our careers, writes Melody Thomas.