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The year is 2009, and the Kids of 88 song My House can be heard blasting from cars, house parties and radio stations across the country.
In a mangy Melbourne flat, an unlikely boy band in black skivvies and biker jackets is filming a song called Party.
If you're someone who enjoys tuning into new and classic music through Qantas' in-flight entertainment system, it turns out you're in a minority.
Sometimes you get into a mood, Joey Talmage says. "And when that happens, maybe it's time to write a diss track."
After a successful reunion to farewell Auckland's The Kings Arms in February, legendary Kiwi band Straitjacket Fits are coming together again for a four-city tour later this year.
âOccupation: Musician. Age: 53. Relationship status: Single. Best known for His: 1999 album Play. Currently: Promoting his new album.
Spending time with Jess Glynne is a lot like hanging out with a new friend - the kind of friend you click with right away.
Getting dropped from netball team Central Pulse felt like a breakup, but rising New Zealand rapper JessB has managed to see the silver lining. She tells Nicky Park about losing her identity as a star netballer and discovering another - her Kenyan heritage.