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Freak the Sheep

Zac Arnold

Freak the Sheep is bFM's longest running Aotearoa New Zealand Music Show, hosted by Zac Arnold, and committed to bringing you the latest in homegrown news, tunes and interviews.

Freak the Sheep: April 12th, 2017

Freak the Sheep: April 12th, 2017 Freak the Sheep: April 12th, 2017, 217.48 MB
Wed 12 Apr 2017

This episode of Freak the Sheep features a performance by Oscar Dowling for Live and Direct, and interviews with KATANA, Arc Of Ascent and Ov Pain.

Freak the Sheep: April 5th, 2017

Freak the Sheep: April 5th, 2017 Freak the Sheep: April 5th, 2017, 220.98 MB
Wed 5 Apr 2017

This episode of Freak the Sheep features interviews with Mermaidens, A.C.Freazy, SWIDT and Fazerdaze.

This Just In: Storage Media

This Just In: Storage Media This Just In: Storage Media, 19.84 MB
Wed 29 Mar 2017

Oliver Johnston is one third of the dance collective Inky Waves, he’s also one and half of the duo DJ Kush Boogie and has released music under the Hugo Jay moniker. Now he goes it alone again with a new project called Storage Media. He joins Zac to expand on his new project. 

 

Freak the Sheep: March 29th, 2017

Freak the Sheep: March 29th, 2017 Freak the Sheep: March 29th, 2017, 219.22 MB
Wed 29 Mar 2017

This episode of Freak the Sheep features a performance by Seth Frightening for Live and Direct, an interview with Storage Media and a run down of artists performing at NZ Psych Fest.

Freak the Sheep: March 22nd, 2017

Freak the Sheep: March 22nd, 2017 Freak the Sheep: March 22nd, 2017, 217.74 MB
Wed 22 Mar 2017

This episode of Freak the Sheep features a performance by Nāda Labyrinth for Live and Direct, and interviews with Noel Meek of End Of The Alphabet Records and Sara Rose of Hamtown Smackdown.

Hamtown Smackdown - Sara Rose

Hamtown Smackdown - Sara Rose Hamtown Smackdown - Sara Rose, 30.75 MB
Wed 22 Mar 2017

Hamtown Smakdown is New Zealand’s premiere hardcore festival. Zac caught up with festival organiser Sara Rose to find out how the festival is curated and how strong the scene is in 2017.

This interview features the following songs:
Wizz Kids - Possessed
MARKDOWN - FREE PIZZA
Contenders - One Flew Over
Sick Old Man - IV. The Sick Old Man
 

This Just In: Noel Meek

This Just In: Noel Meek This Just In: Noel Meek, 18.7 MB
Wed 22 Mar 2017

End Of The Alphabet Records is a Wellington label that have become known for curating a catalog of musical weirdness from New Zealand and other places. Label head Noel Meek has just announced a triple album Friends and Meek, and joins Zac to explain further.

Freak the Sheep: March 15th, 2017

Freak the Sheep: March 15th, 2017 Freak the Sheep: March 15th, 2017, 222.93 MB
Wed 15 Mar 2017

This episode of Freak the Sheep features a performance by Capsul for Live and Direct, and interviews with Physical and avoid!avoid.

Freak the Sheep: March 8th, 2017

Freak the Sheep: March 8th, 2017 Freak the Sheep: March 8th, 2017, 218.75 MB
Wed 8 Mar 2017

This episode of Freak the Sheep features a performance by Duckling Monster for Live and Direct, and interviews with Grayson Gilmour and Eyes No Eyes.

Just Out: Grayson Gilmour - Hundred Waters

Just Out: Grayson Gilmour - Hundred Waters Just Out: Grayson Gilmour - Hundred Waters, 20.47 MB
Wed 8 Mar 2017

Grayson Gilmour introduces his latest track 'Hundred Waters'. 

NZoA Presents Live and Direct: Seth Frightening

NZoA Presents Live and Direct: Seth Frightening NZoA Presents Live and Direct: Seth Frightening, 48.6 MB
Wed 29 Mar 2017

While groups like Girls Pissing On Girls Pissing, I.E. Crazy and whatever emanates from south island institutions like Log Recording seem to be at the epicentre of the current wave of music that could be described as New Zealand Gothic, let us not forget Seth Frightening. When Zac heard that Seth was planning to move abroad indefinitely he asked him to appear for on the show before he goes.

NZoA Presents Live and Direct: Nāda Labyrinth

NZoA Presents Live and Direct: Nāda Labyrinth NZoA Presents Live and Direct: Nāda Labyrinth, 44.72 MB
Wed 22 Mar 2017

Nāda Labyrinth is the solo project of Cameron Willicoctt. You’ll know him from his work in Te Huhu and as bFMs Drive host Big Hungry. He joined Zac Arnold for a live performance ahead of his appearance at NZ Psych Fest 2017.

NZoA Presents Live and Direct: Capsul

NZoA Presents Live and Direct: Capsul NZoA Presents Live and Direct: Capsul, 52.78 MB
Wed 15 Mar 2017

James Stutely, member of Carb on Carb and How Get, joins Zac in studio, this time with his own project Capsule.

NZoA Music Presents Live and Direct: Duckling Monster

Live and Direct: Duckling Monster Live and Direct: Duckling Monster, 46.26 MB
Wed 8 Mar 2017

Beth Dawson is ubiquitous within New Zealand's music scenes. She's aligned with groups like The Futurians, Octopus, It Hurts, and File Folder. Beth also works within the Uniform collective and curates 'No Venues' shows. She performs live in studio as Duckling Monster.

NZoA Music Presents Live and Direct: Dad Jokes

NZoA Music Presents Live and Direct: Dad Jokes NZoA Music Presents Live and Direct: Dad Jokes, 42.52 MB
Wed 1 Mar 2017

It’s taken just under five years, but like diamonds from the rough Auckland’s Dad Jokes have emerged as one our best and brightest. The duo have just released a new LP entitled Watch Out For The Bullies and join Zac in studio to perform a few tracks.

NZoA Music Presents Live and Direct: Ben James Leo

NZoA Music Presents Live and Direct: Ben James Leo NZoA Music Presents Live and Direct: Ben James Leo, 48.43 MB
Wed 22 Feb 2017

NZoA Presents Live and Direct: Kraus

NZoA Presents Live and Direct: Kraus NZoA Presents Live and Direct: Kraus, 45.54 MB
Wed 15 Feb 2017

For just over 10 years Pat Kraus has been cultivating a body of music that has lead him to be hailed as "a national treasure" by the New Zealand Listener, an undeniable sentiment.


When he isn’t performing solo, he’s playing in a multitude other groups or collaborations, on Saturday afternoons Pat helps people create their own DIY synths and effects pedals at the Music Electronics Library at the Audio Foundation, and is omnipresent force within Auckland & New Zealand’s alternative music scenes.

Pat joins Zac live in studio to perform songs are Kraus.

NZoA Presents Live and Direct: Peach Milk

NZoA Presents Live and Direct: Peach Milk NZoA Presents Live and Direct: Peach Milk, 40.99 MB
Wed 8 Feb 2017

Peach Milk is the electronic music project of Madison Eve. Last year was an exciting time as Peach Milk’s debut EP Finally was released and Madison won big at the 2016 Dirtbag awards, taking home Best Newcomer and Best Engineer. 2017 isn’t looking too bad either with Peach Milk being announced as a part of the Redbull Sound Select shows in February. Peach Milk joins Zac in studio for a live performance.

NZoA Presents Live and Direct: Affsid Kidjhagiffy

NZoA Presents Live and Direct: Affsid Kidjhagiffy NZoA Presents Live and Direct: Affsid Kidjhagiffy, 36.59 MB
Wed 25 Jan 2017

Affsid Kidjhagiffy is one of this country’s more forward thinking producers. By his own accord he’s interested in innovative sounds that challenge the ideals in modern music. He’s just released his latest work 'Why Do All Garden Sheds Smell The Same? (The Answer is Blood and Bone)' and joins Zac in studio to perform live and challenge our perceptions.

NZoA Presents Live and Direct: Blame Thrower

NZoA Presents Live and Direct: Blame Thrower NZoA Presents Live and Direct: Blame Thrower, 32.02 MB
Wed 18 Jan 2017

Blame Thrower are a new Auckland duo made up of Ciara Bernstien of Markdown and Luke Penrose of Master Blaster. They’ve just released a split cassette with Markdown, their debut of sorts and join Zac live in studio to plays some tracks from it.