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Singles not enough? Each week a local artist sits down with Jess Fu to go track-by-track through their recently released album. Part of bFM's new release show Totally Wired with Jess Fu and thanks to NZOnAir Music.

Long Player: Bad Taste [Alphabethead & Young Gho$t] - 'Bad Taste'

Long Player: Bad Taste [Alphabethead and rapper Young Gho$t] - 'Bad Taste' Long Player: Bad Taste [Alphabethead and rapper Young Gho$t] - 'Bad Taste', 49.43 MB
Sat 16 Oct 2021

Te Whanganui a Tara team up of Alphabethead and rapper Young Gho$t; Bad Taste, chat to Jess about tracks from their debut self titled album for Long Player, thanks to NZ On Air Music!

Long Player: MA - 'Breakfast With Hades'

Long Player: MĀ - 'Breakfast With Hades' Long Player: MĀ - 'Breakfast With Hades', 41.55 MB
Sat 9 Oct 2021

Pōneke artist, , chats to Jess about tracks from her debut album, 'Breakfast With Hades'. As she takes us through album, she shares her influences from Witi Ihimaera, her mother's play, her past relationship, to various soundscapes. 

Tracklist:
Dreamswimmer
Hikoi
Kitchen
Green feat. Tama
Ata Marie

Thanks to NZ On Air Music!

Long Player: Reb Fountain - 'Iris'

Long Player: Reb Fountain - 'Iris' Long Player: Reb Fountain - 'Iris', 62.57 MB
Sat 2 Oct 2021

Reb Fountain speaks to Jess about her brand new album, Iris, a follow up from her 2020 self-titled album. They talk about their last Long Player in the first lockdown of 2020 as they go through several tracks from the album. Written in lockdown, Reb shares feelings, anecdotes and stories that inspired the songs.

Tracklist:
Psyche
Foxbright
Invisible Man
Iris
Intermission

Thanks to NZ On Air Music!

Iris is out now via Flying Nun

Long Player: Nahbo - 'Ruptured'

Long Player: Nahbo - 'Ruptured' Long Player: Nahbo - 'Ruptured', 45.45 MB
Sat 25 Sep 2021

Content Warning: This Long Player discusses addiction, abuse and mental health. Listener discretion is advised

Nahbo is the solo project of Pōneke-based artist, Taranaki Ah Young-Grace. They've released their debut album, 'Ruptured', and they chat to Jess about several tracks from this release. They share their experience with alcholism, Jazz School, and their enjoyment of Bojack Horseman and Bro'Town.

Tracklist:
Figure
Slow Down
Herstory
Wide Eyed
Wrinkle

Thanks to NZ On Air Music!

Long Player: Jordan Rakei - 'What We Call Life'

Long Player: Jordan Rakei - 'What We Call Life' Long Player: Jordan Rakei - 'What We Call Life', 62.78 MB
Sat 18 Sep 2021

Ko Jordan Rakei te kaiwaiata, i whānau ia ki Tokoroa, kei Rānana ia e noho ana.

Born in Tokoroa, raised in Australia and now based in London, Jordan Rakei has released his fourth studio album, 'What We Call Life', out now via Ninja Tune. Jordan shares the stories and inspirations behind several tracks, including his love for his wife, Kūki 'Āirani (Cook Island) heritage, and stepping outside of his comfort zone. 

Tracklist: 
Unguarded
Clouds
Runaway
Send My Love
The Flood

Thanks to NZ On Air Music!

Long Player: Nightmare Honey - 'Nightmare Honey II'

Long Player: Nightmare Honey - 'Nightmare Honey II' Long Player: Nightmare Honey - 'Nightmare Honey II', 44.57 MB
Sat 4 Sep 2021

Nightmare Honey (Raine) chats to Jess about tracks from her latest release, 'Nightmare Honey II'. They talk about collaborating with other local producers, attempting electronic music, and the Powerpuff Girls' theme song.

Tracklist:
Chasing Skylines (Feat. Deepstate)
INEED2PUNCH (Feat. Baby Zionov)
~Yuck~ (Feat. Dj Shitshow)
Just don't care (Feat. Amamelia)
slow (Feat. Morgan Harvester, Dj Shitshow)

Thanks to NZ On Air Music!

Long Player: No Romance - 'Unfold'

Long Player: No Romance - 'Unfold' Long Player: No Romance - 'Unfold', 36.21 MB
Sat 28 Aug 2021

Berlin-based trio, No Romance, have released their debut EP, 'Unfold'. Lucy and Joel from the band chat to Jess about each track, finding their sound, working with producer Nick Roughan (Skeptics, Die! Die! Die!). 

Tracklist:
Before
Garden
Grasslands
Unfold

Thanks to NZ On Air Music!
 

Long Player: Proteins of Magic - 'Proteins of Magic'

Long Player: Proteins of Magic - 'Proteins of Magic' Long Player: Proteins of Magic - 'Proteins of Magic', 43.61 MB
Sat 21 Aug 2021

Proteins of Magic (Kelly Sherrod) joins Jess to chat about tracks from her debut self-titled album. They talk about her life in Nashville, the changes in her voice, and the origin story behind her name.

Tracklist:
Hopeful Symphony
The Book
In My Blood
Te Hana
Switchblade LIVE


Thanks to NZ On Air Music

Content warning: This Long Player discusses mass shootings and death. Please listen with caution.

Long Player: Phoebe Rings - 'Phoebe Rings'

Long Player: Phoebe Rings - 'Phoebe Rings' Long Player: Phoebe Rings - 'Phoebe Rings', 54.3 MB
Sat 14 Aug 2021

Crystal Choi and Alex Freer from dream-pop band, Phoebe Rings, chat to Jess about each song from their long-awaited self-titled debut EP. They talk about their influences from Stereolab, Studio Ghibli, a 1990s Korean singer-songwriter, and a Slovakian castle.

Tracklist:
Cheshire
January Blues
Lazy Universe
Spissky
Oceans (Live At The Powerstation)

Thanks to NZ On Air Music!

Long Player: Adam Tukiri x Hor - 'HARIRŪ'

Long Player: Adam Tukiri x Hor - 'HARIRŪ' Long Player: Adam Tukiri x Hor - 'HARIRŪ', 39.26 MB
Sat 7 Aug 2021

Adam Tukiri (FKA dharmarat) chats to Jess about 6 tracks from his latest collaborative release with Hor, 'HARIRŪ'. He talks about the story behind the release title, Scarface, MF Doom, and knowing himself.

Tracklist:
w8s4no1
With Me (HATE = FUN)
brotha1/ Act Stupid
Rally Your Troops
Pops
Anzac & Ableton

Thanks to NZ On Air Music!