Listen: New MIA track ‘Baby’ posted online…

A new track by agitpop superstar MIA has been posted online. Reportedly coming from recording sessions with uber-producer William Orbit, ‘Baby’ is a sleek, laid-back and groove-based track which puts MIA’s distinctive vocals very much at the forefront. Listen to it below and let me know what you think: ‘Baby’ follows ‘Bad Girls’ as the […]

M.I.A. ‘/\/\/\Y/\’ – Album Review

In the five years since she released her debut album ‘Arular’, Mathangi ‘Maya’ Arulpragasam has gradually carved a niche for herself as the music scene’s foremost political artist.  To be fair, though, she hasn’t got much mainstream competition for that particular title, unless I’m missing the subtle socio-political subtext in the works of Katy Perry […]

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Listen: June playlist – all the best new music from June

Before we dive head-long into July, here’s a handy playlist rounding up all the best new music from June – from exciting new bands like Swim Deep, NO CEREMONY///, SPIRES, Splashh and JAWS to established acts like Editors, White Lies and the irrepressible M.I.A. Enjoy! June playlist – full tracklist 01. Janelle Monae – ‘Dance […]

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Listen: M.I.A. – ‘Only 1 U’

Agit-pop superstar M.I.A. has released another track from her upcoming album Matangi. Called ‘Only 1 U’, it’s a typical M.I.A. track – with clattering drums and skittery loops aplenty. To announce the track, M.I.A. posted the following instructions on Twitter: #ONLY1U instruction > keep away from LAP TOPS play in #REALSPEAKERS #LOUD. in direct sun […]

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This Week’s New Single Releases – 30th June 2013 Part 2

Part two of my round up of the new singles available for digital download this week. John Newman – ‘Love Me Again’ After his recent appearance on the Rudimental single ‘Not Giving In’, Newman’s distinct vocals are back on this immediately catchy chant-led single that sounds like an immediate festival favourite. With elements of a […]

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Watch: M.I.A. – ‘Bring The Noize’ video

M.I.A. has today revealed the bright and boisterous video to her banging new single ‘Bring The Noize’. The video was debuted on Noisey earlier today, and you can watch it below: ‘Bring The Noize’ is taken from M.I.A.’s upcoming new album Matangi, which is now scheduled for release in autumn.

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Listen: M.I.A. – ‘Bring The Noize’

As promised late last week, M.I.A. revealed her brand new single ‘Bring The Noize’ tonight on Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 show. Listen to the glitchy and political track below: ‘Bring The Noize’ is taken from M.I.A.’s new album Matangi, which was scheduled for release in April but was rejected by her label for being too […]

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Stream: May playlist – all the best new music from May 2014

It’s been another busy month in the world of awesome new music, and we’ve done our best to collate the creme de la creme of all that was amazing in May 2014 into the below playlist. In it you will find a fair amount of La Roux, who burst back onto the scene this month […]

MIA working on Kanye’s new album

MIA has announced on her Twitter page that she is collaborating with Kanye West on the rappers new album.  The singer wrote: “in the studio with kanye, jus speakin in mark twain quotes” The album, called Dark Twisted Fantasy, is Kanye’s fifth studio album and boasts an impressive array of collaborators.  As well as MIA, […]

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Listen: MIA reveals new ‘Matangi mix’

With her new album Matangi edging nearer, MIA has revealed a brand new ‘mix’ of the same name. The mix was made to soundtrack a Paris fashion show for the Kenzo fashion house, and should give us an idea of what the new album might soundtrack. Hear the new mix here: As reported earlier […]