The Gabeyard Shift – Workin’ Hard for That Money

Considering we were blessed with a four-day week this week, The Gabeyard Shift focused on songs about working and earning money in honour of Labour Day.

There are some instant classics when people think of songs about working, and I did my best to avoid putting them all in. Perhaps something pertinent to note is that none of these tunes talk about working or earning money in a positive way.

Whether it’s the daily grind of nine to five, a lack of recognition, or straight up boredom, this playlist firmly puts work in the shit pile.

They’re cracking tunes nonetheless, so enjoy.


The Gabeyard Shift – Songs About Home

Home can mean any number of things for people. It can be comfortable and a solace, a reminder of a painful time, or just a symbol of a particular moment that was important for you.

The Gabeyard Shift took a little look at a few songs about home in all its forms. Check out the playlist below, I hope you enjoy.

Interview – Nai Palm from Hiatus Kaiyote


Back on September 3rd, I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing the immensely talented Nai Palm of Melbourne wondercore band Hiatus Kaiyote.

It was prior to their very first New Zealand show at Auckland’s Kings Arms and we spoke about how the band crafts their tunes, balancing technical proficiency and songwriting, and more.

Give it a good old listen right here.

These guys are easily one of my favourite bands, and when you see them live, it’s scary. Seamlessly intertwining musicianship and groove to create an unrivalled sound, they are one of Australia’s best live bands.

The Gabeyard Shift – Songs About Cities

Landscape and environment play an enormous part in shaping how we express ourselves, and music can evoke strong imagery of familiar and distant surroundings. Whether it’s the organised chaos of a heaving metropolis, or the wide and peaceful expanse of a rural setting, lyrics and melody can transport us there.

It’s with this in mind that The Gabeyard Shift looked at a few songs about cities. I chose some of my favourites, with Melbourne and New York featuring heavily, but by no means is it anything like a best of list.

I hope you enjoy the playlist I crafted. Christchurch band Transistors don’t feature on Spotify so I’ve got their brand new video for the song that made the playlist ‘On Cashel St’ below.



If you want to listen back to the whole show, click here for the podcast.

The Gabeyard Shift – Road Trip Songs


I had the absolute pleasure of being joined by music lover and musician Kaine Harington, aka American French Fries, on this week’s Gabeyard Shift.

With the sun finally getting a stint we decided to have a geez at some favourite road trip songs. More specifically I asked Kaine about his formative American road trip a couple of years ago, and the tunes that shaped it.

The characteristics of a great road trip tune, travelling adventures, MySpace, and plenty more extremely important things were addressed and discussed in depth.

You can listen to our dulcet tones and relive the whole bloody show right here. And check out the cracking playlist, largely crafted by Mr Harington, below.