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Marsha | Te Ahi Top 10

This week’s Te Ahi Top 10 winner was Marsha with their track ‘Breville’ The song Breville was written by Marsha’s lead vocalist, Sam Williams whilst he was still a fresh young high school student almost 5 years ago. Most of the inspiration for the song was picked up from bands such as The Pixies, Preoccupations, […]

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Shaun Malloch | Te Ahi Top 10

This week’s Te Ahi Top 10 winner was Shaun Malloch with his debut single ‘Take What You Can’ Recorded in a tiny drum practice room at the Christchurch Jazz School, overflowing with his guitars, drums and recording equipment, Shaun Malloch is releasing self-recorded Indie/Garage/Alt-Country songs under his own name. After years of playing as a […]

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Liam K. Swiggs X Paploco | Te Ahi Top 10

This week’s Te Ahi Top 10 winner was a couple of high schools mates, Liam K. Swiggs x Paploco with their collaboration ‘Funky Fuzion’ Paploco & I met in Drama class, year nine @ Papanui Highschool in 2007, and have been life long bros ever since. Back then we use to run the black/death metal […]

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Flux the Cynic | Te Ahi Top 10

This week’s Te Ahi Top 10 winner was Ōtautahi hip hop producer Flux the Cynic with his track sippin. From as far back as I can remember I’ve always been into music. There wasn’t really a time that it hasn’t been a part of my life. I was exposed to a lot of different types […]

Head Full of Snakes is a transcendental rock-and-roll band that features a revolving line-up of local Ōtautahi musicians better known for other things. Pulled together very occasionally by ‘Shakin’ Luke Wood. Head Full of Snakes has been made up of paranoid stragglers from bands such as The Hex Waves, The Opawa 45s, Psychic Maps, and […]

RyeChi has released the action-packed EP ‘INTMT2’. A follow up to his initial ‘The Intimate EP’, ‘INTMT2’ is a fine return to form for the Christchurch rapper. Merging traditional old school hip-hop sounds with a modern twist, RyeChi has a unique sound that refuses to be placed in a box. Produced entirely by Bailey Watson, […]

The Christchurch Art Gallery Foundation is honoured to have the opportunity to acquire Lyttelton-based artist Bill Hammond’s ‘Bone Yard Open Home’ for its permanent collection. But, they need your help! The Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū will be hosting a family-friendly fun day this Labour Day, Monday 26th October to raise the funds […]

Local legend, Marlon Williams has announced that he is due to embark on a 15 date nationwide tour this summer. The announcement comes with the release of brand new single ‘I Wonder Why’ in collaboration with Canadian duo Kacy & Clayton. Check out the track and music video that was filmed during it’s recording in […]

Toyota is the live electronic project of Ōtautahi’s Tom Kerr (Nervous Jerk) and Will Duncan (Social Sport); winners of the 2018 RDU Decknology competition! Combining their musical differences and experiences, Toyota produces a brand of handmade techno live on the spot. No computers, no USBs and no requests. Keeping it mechanical on stage with a […]

Every week we welcome new tracks to the RDU 98.5FM playlist. Here are a few of the tunes hailing from Ōtautahi that have graced the airwaves this week. Check out the RDU Gig Guide to spot when these artists are playing live locally! 2XM & Scheme – Fading Out Alec Bathgate – Jane Jane/John by […]

The Phoenix Foundation’s brand new album ‘Friend Ship’ is out today, ahead of their nationwide tour this November. Friend Ship is the bands their first album release in five years. To celebrate we are giving away 5 copies next week on RDU 98.5FM. Tune in and text in to be in to win! Earlier in […]

RDU 98.5FM presents DARTZ – live to air from the Flux Courtyard! DARTZ have been taking the SRN by storm topping the charts of the SRN Top 10 this week and featuring on playlist across the country! The lads will be performing a couple of tunes including their hit single ‘High on the Beach’ ahead […]

This week’s Te Ahi Top 10 winner was Marsha with their track ‘Breville’ The song Breville was written by Marsha’s lead vocalist, Sam Williams whilst he was still a fresh young high school student almost 5 years ago. Most of the inspiration for the song was picked up from bands such as The Pixies, Preoccupations, […]

Every week we welcome new tracks to the RDU 98.5FM playlist. Here are a few of the tunes hailing from Ōtautahi that have graced the airwaves this week. Check out the RDU Gig Guide to spot when these artists are playing live locally! And$um feat. VALENTINA – Feel The Same Harvo – Respite Keeltys – […]


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