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NZMM: Critics on Wellington Music – Emma Smith, Music 101, RNZ

We’ve been checking in with some local artists, writers & critics to get their thoughts on what makes the Wellington Music scene unique, and to get their take on some of their favourite Wellington sounds. You can check out some older posts from critics Nick Bollinger, & Grant Smithies, Blue Smoke writer Chris Bourke, and musicians Samuel Flynn Scott & Alistair Fraser, but since it is New Zealand Music Month we thought we would check in with some more people over the course of May.

Whether offering an opinion on the uniqueness or elusive qualities that make up Wellington music, or just some of their favourite albums, the most important thing is the music itself, and we hope these posts lead you back to some favourite albums, or help you to discover something new.

Up today is Emma Smith, RNZ host of Music 101….

My favourite Wellington music releases from the last couple of years:
The Yoots – Sing Along with The Yoots
Orchestra of Spheres – Vibration Animal Sex Brain Music
Disasteradio – Charisma
Electric Wire Hustle – Electric Wire Hustle
Mr Sterile Assembly – Transit


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