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

Long Player: deepState - MMXXI

Long Player: deepState - MMXXI Long Player: deepState - MMXXI, 42.58 MB
Sat 31 Jul 2021

deepState (Jessica Morgan) joins Jess to discuss tracks from her dreamy debut release, 'MMXXI', which is out now via Sunreturn.

She talks about finding her sound as deepState, her obsession with nostalgic genres, and her favourite Black Mirror episode!

Tracklist:
Sunrise
Redux
San Jun
Verum MMXXI
Watching The Sky

Thanks to NZ On Air Music!

Long Player: LIPS - 'I Don't Know Why I Do Anything'

Long Player: LIPS - 'I Don't Know Why I Do Anything' Long Player: LIPS - 'I Don't Know Why I Do Anything', 49.41 MB
Sat 24 Jul 2021

Steph and Fen from LIPS chat to Jess about their brand-spanking-new album, 'I Don't Know Why I Do Anything'. They talk about their experience composing a film and how that influenced the songs on the album. Heavily inspired by stories, they take us on a journey through several songs on the album.

Tracklist:
Heave Ho
Empty Hours
Guilty Talk
Sometimes I'm Afraid
What The Hell


Thanks to NZ On Air Music!

Long Player: Anthonie Tonnon - 'Leave Love Out Of This'

Long Player: Anthonie Tonnon - 'Leave Love Out Of This' Long Player: Anthonie Tonnon - 'Leave Love Out Of This', 65.72 MB
Sat 17 Jul 2021

Anthonie Tonnon made his way up from Whanganui to the bFM studios in Tāmaki Makaurau! He had a chat to Jess about his new album, 'Leave Love Out Of This', released via Slow Boat Records, Misra Records and Flippin Yeah Records.

He talks about the Electronic Music Library, the cancellation of Campbell Live, being a young Dunedin brat, and plane crashes.

Tracklist:
Leave Love Out Of This
When I'm Wrong
Entertainment
Lockheed Bomber
Peacetime Orders

Thanks to NZ On Air Music!

Long Player: Grecco Romank - 'Red Tower'

Long Player: Grecco Romank - 'Red Tower' Long Player: Grecco Romank - 'Red Tower', 66.6 MB
Sat 10 Jul 2021

What happens when you put a filmmaker, classically-trained singer, and an ex-bus driver together in a room? Just listen to this Long Player.

Damian, Billie and Mikey make up Grecco Romank and they all join Jess to talk about their mind-blowing debut album, 'Red Tower'. They talk about the KLF, Greek military tactics, "erotic Marxism", and many more ideas and inspirations behind their tracks.

Tracklist:
Greek Fire
Taking the Auspices
Fungal Descent
Get to Work
Worm Regenerate

 
You can purchase the album on cassette here and at flyingout.co.nz.

In addition to the cassette, they have released a special perfume to add to a multisensory experience of the album.  Named after one of the tracks, 'Leathery Coward', can be purchased here.

Thanks to NZ On Air Music!