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A simple feed of all the interviews from our many and varied special bFM Breakfast guests.

I/V w/ Gussie Larkin: October 18, 2019

I/V w/ Gussie Larkin: October 18, 2019 I/V w/ Gussie Larkin: October 18, 2019, 15.03 MB
Fri 18 Oct 2019

Hot off the back of their European tour, old faves Mermaidens are back in Auckland this weekend to play at Whammy Bar! Gussie spoke to us on the phone this morning about their mint new album 'Look Me In The Eye'. Whakarongo mai! 

I/V w/ Cristian Dinamarca: October 17, 2019

I/V w/ Cristian Dinamarca: October 17, 2019 I/V w/ Cristian Dinamarca: October 17, 2019, 20.29 MB
Thu 17 Oct 2019

Swedish-Chilean DJ Dinamarca, and co-founder of the Staycore label, is in Aotearoa for the first time to play at Whammy backroom thanks to Community Garden! Rachel spoke to Dinamarca about music, how he got into DJ-ing and the community of artists he works with around the world. Tune in and head along to the gig tonight! 

I/V w/ Sampa The Great: October 14, 2019

I/V w/ Sampa The Great: October 14, 2019 I/V w/ Sampa The Great: October 14, 2019, 22.46 MB
Mon 14 Oct 2019

Rachel was lucky enough to chat to Sampa The Great ahead of her phenomenal sold-out gig at the Hollywood Avondale on saturday. Her latest album 'The Return' came out in september, and sees Sampa exploring homesickness, cultural diaspora and community as ways of grappling with her own spiritual identity. Listen back to hear about how these ideas informed her record, plus her thoughts on what it means to be a black woman working in Australia's burgeoning hip-hop industry. Ka rawe! 

I/V w/ Josh Fountain: October 11, 2019

I/V w/ Josh Fountain: October 11, 2019 I/V w/ Josh Fountain: October 11, 2019, 19 MB
Fri 11 Oct 2019

The VNZMA Artisan Awards short lists have been announced, and Josh Fountain is up for The Massey University Best Producer and Best Engineer. He's worked with the likes of BENEE, Foley, LEISURE, and MAALA, and he popped in to studio this morning to talk us through his work. 

I/V w/ Moly Nilsson: October 9, 2019

I/V w/ Moly Nilsson: October 9, 2019 I/V w/ Moly Nilsson: October 9, 2019, 26.18 MB
Wed 9 Oct 2019

Skyping in live from Berlin this morning is Molly Nilsson- swedish songwriter and owner of independent record label Dark Skies Association. Rachel spoke to Molly about her most recent album '2020' which covers everything from Climate Change to gun control, while still managing to retain a hopeful core. 

Molly Nilssen will be heading to New Zealand in december for the first time to play in Auckland and Wellington-awesome! 

I/V w/ Tei. and Cindy Jang: October 8, 2019

I/V w/ Tei. and Cindy Jang: October 8, 2019 and Cindy Jang: October 8, 2019, 19.35 MB
Tue 8 Oct 2019

Tei. and Cindy from Garden of Celebration came in this morning to talk about their wicked gig/ exhibition/ zine workshop event happening this weekend on K'rd. With gender parity and a lack of diversity on major festival lineups being a perrenial problem, Garden of Celebration is an awesome grassroots dive into some of the great music and art that is being made in Tāmaki Makaurau right now. 

IV w/ Ciara Bernstein and Rory Dunne: October 4, 2019

IV w/ Ciara Bernstein and Rory Dunne: October 4, 2019 IV w/ Ciara Bernstein and Rory Dunne: October 4, 2019, 18.2 MB
Fri 4 Oct 2019

Ciara and Rory came in today to talk about The Vault, their all-ages gig venue that is downsizing to a practice space. The pair chatted about the importance of all ages spaces, the struggles of running one, and some of their highlights from their time hosting mint parties and awesome gigs. Head along to Seal The Vault tomorrow to say goodbye to a wicked venue with a bunch of great bands!

APRA Silver Scroll 2019 Coverage: October 3, 2019

APRA Silver Scroll 2019 Coverage: October 3, 2019 APRA Silver Scroll 2019 Coverage: October 3, 2019, 40.36 MB
Thu 3 Oct 2019

Rachel and Tess were on the ground at the APRA Silver Scrolls 2019, weaving their way through the champagne-toting crowd with microphones in hand, to bring you the hot scoop from the nominees and finalists.

The Beths, Tiny Ruins, BENEE, Aldous Harding and Avantdale Bowling Club were all up for the the 2019 APRA Silver Scroll Award, which recognises excellence in songwriting; with Aldous Harding eventually taking the crown for her brilliant track 'The Barrel'. We also spoke to Angelique Te Rauna who, alongside Tyna Keelan and Matauranga Te Rauna, wrote the APRA Maioha Award winning track 'Ka Ao'. Plus we heard from 95bFM fave Karl Steven who took the title of APRA Best Original Music in a Series Award for 'The Bad Seed' television score.

Whakarongo mai! 

 

 

 

I/V w/ Gina Dellabarca: October 2, 2019

I/V w/ Gina Dellabarca: October 2, 2019 I/V w/ Gina Dellabarca: October 2, 2019, 13.55 MB
Wed 2 Oct 2019

Gina Dellabarca, festival director for Show Me Shorts Film Festival, popped in today to let us know what's on at this year's fest. From the home-grown to the international, animation to music video- there's something for everyone and plenty to keep you entertained. 

I/V w/ Tami Neilson: September 30, 2019

I/V w/ Tami Neilson: September 30, 2019 I/V w/ Tami Neilson: September 30, 2019, 30.85 MB
Mon 30 Sep 2019

Special guest, Tami Neilson, pops into the studio to talk about all the exciting things she's been up to and will be getting up to. Talking Southern Fork Americana Fest 2019, an incoming Valentines Day album drop, Chickaboom!, the Waiata/Anthems album, and touring Aotearoa with her brother who's coming down from Canada. Aw, a lovely chat and a cuppa tea.