Watch: Anika Moa hangs out with legendary Kiwi musician Jon Toogood, and discovers his change of musical direction

When you think of Kiwi rock band Shihad you think of big riffs and intense live performances.

These days front man Jon Toogood is the power behind a very different project, a super-group called The Adults.

The Adults' first collaboration was with the likes of Shayne Carter, Julia Deans and Seven Sharp's own Anika Moa.

She sat down with Jon - ahead of release of The Adults' fascinating second offering.

The former Shihad frontman is about to release his fascinating second album with The Adults. Source: Seven Sharp



Prince George and Princess Charlotte steal the show at charity polo match

Prince George and Princess Charlotte stole the show as dad Prince William took part in a charity polo game yesterday.

The Royal siblings were pictured frolicking on the green grass on the sidelines of the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy in Gloucester, UK as their delighted looking mum Kate Middleton watched on.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge attend the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy at Beaufort Park on June 10, 2018 in Gloucester, England. Source: Getty

George, four, and Charlotte, three, were pictured playing with a giant slinky and attempting to pull off headstands during the charity match.

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Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge attend the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy at the Beaufort Polo Club on June 10, 2018 in Gloucester, England. Source: Getty

They didn't seem particularly interested in the on-field action, content to make their own fun instead.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge attend the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy at Beaufort Park on June 10, 2018 in Gloucester, England. Source: Getty

The Duchess of Cambridge also seemed taken with their antics, smiling with joy as her kids ran a muck.

Their six-week-old brother Prince Louis didn't make an appearance though, presumably back at home in Kensington Palace.

Prince George of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge attend the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy at the Beaufort Polo Club on June 10, 2018 in Gloucester, England. Source: Getty

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Te Reo thrash metal band Alien Weaponry's album Tū hits number one on the New Zealand album chart

Te reo thrash metal band Alien Weaponry's debut album has shot to number one on the New Zealand album chart. 

Guitarist and lead singer Lewis de Jong said in a statement the band hoped Tū would make it onto the charts, "but we never thought it would hit number one".

The Northland band's Te Reo Māori lyrics have been played in over 50 radio stations in the US.

The band’s latest single Kai Tangata last week also rocketed to the No. 1 slot on the prestigious Devil’s Dozen countdown for the Liquid Metal show on New York based Sirius XM.

was released on June 1.

Alien Weaponry is made up of three teenagers, 15-year-old Lewis de Jong is the lead singer and guitarist, his 17-year-old brother Henry plays drums, while 15-year-old bassist Ethan Trembath rounds out the band.

The album is named after Tūmatauenga, the Māori god of war, with Lewis de Jong explaining that war is a theme through the album.

Alien Weaponry's new music video for their song Kai Tangata explores a brutal part of Aotearoa's history. Source: 1 NEWS