NZ Music Awards: Unknown Mortal Orchestra's mixtape (+audio)

By Rachel Bache

In the lead up to this year's Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards we have asked some of the finalists to share their personal New Zealand music mixtapes, including all-time favourites or current picks.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra is up for four awards at this years NZ Music Awards.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra is up for four awards at this years NZ Music Awards.

Ruban Nielson formed Unknown Mortal Orchestra in 2010 after moving from New Zealand to Portland, Oregon, in the US. Since then the indie-rock band has released two albums and have been touring throughout Europe and North America, performing to sold out crowds.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra have now been nominated in this year's NZ Music Awards for Mentos Album of the Year and Best Alternative Album for their album II, Vodafone Single of the Year for So Good At Being In Trouble and Spotify Best Male Solo Artist.

Have a listen to songs from some of Unknown Mortal Orchestra's favourite New Zealand artists.

Warning: Some songs may contain explicit language.

You can play all the mixes for yourself via Spotify on the web. Or go straight to the official VNZMA Spotify profile.

The 48th annual Recorded Music NZ Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards ceremony is at Auckland's Vector Arena on Thursday 21 November. The show is being broadcast on the night on FOUR. Tickets cost just $25 and can be purchased from

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