Produced by Notable Pictures, Anthems: New Zealand’s Iconic Hits screens every Sunday in NZ Music Month at 8.30pm on Prime.
Anthems: New Zealand's Iconic Hits tells the stories of many of New Zealand's iconic songs, with influential musicians and industry professionals sharing their behind-the-scenes take on the art of making music in Aotearoa. The five-part series provides unprecedented access to our beloved songwriters, celebrating the vibrant stories behind the Kiwi hits they have created.
The music industry has been massively transformed by the advent of the internet and Anthems: New Zealand's Iconic Hits is the first series to look back on the recent decades of New Zealand popular music with the fresh eyes and perspectives of this modern music world. Moving between past and present, the series reveals the collective experience of our music, not only investigating what we listen to and how we listen to it, but our very sense of what music is and can be.
ABOUT EPISODE ONE - LIVE & AMPLIFIED: Sunday April 28, 8.30pm
The moment an audience ceases to be a group of individuals and becomes united as one is something musicians live for, and when they get it right, the experience for both artist and audience is magical. In this episode, New Zealand's most iconic musicians reveal secrets from performing live, and how it shaped them and some of Aotearoa's most instantly recognisable tracks. From Jordan Luck to Gin Wigmore, Dave Dobbyn to Six60, these household names share why playing live is the most exhilarating and terrifying experience in the world, and how it has pushed them further than they could ever have imagined.
Featuring anthems by Th' Dudes, Shapeshifter, When The Cat's Away, Gin Wigmore, Shihad, Pacifier, The Mutton Birds, Dance Exponents and Six60.