M.I.A. promises new music as she launches crowdfunding Patreon page

The singer previously said her 2016 LP 'AIM' would be her last.

‘Matangi/Maya/MIA’ Film Review – a compelling profile of a fiercely political pop force

Is there a contemporary artist whose creative output reflects the melting pot makeup of their existence as accurately as M.I.A's? In Steve Loveridge’s Matangi/Maya/MIA, we find an inquisitive soul wrestling with her social conscience as she navigates the choppy waters of fame. Born in Hounslow, M.I.A. (real name Maya Arulpragasam) spent her formative years seeking shelter from civil war in...

Lauryn Hill announces huge ‘Miseducation’ anniversary tour line-up

The American Singer of hip hop and soul, Lauryn Hill plays in concert during the 'Festival de l humanite'
Lauryn Hill has released the line-up for her upcoming anniversary tour in North America, which boasts an incredible line-up featuring Dave Chappelle, Nas, and M.I.A. Buy Lauryn Hill UK tour tickets here De La Soul, A$AP Rocky, Busta Rhymes, SZA, Big Boi, Santigold, and Kelela also feature on Hill's rotating cast of special support acts. Hill's landmark debut solo album, 'The Miseducation of...

M.I.A. says today’s mainstream music “sounds like what me and Kanye used to make”

M.I.A. / Kanye West
M.I.A. has claimed in a new interview that today's mainstream music "sounds like what me and Kanye West used to make" a decade ago. The London artist made the claim in a new interview with actor and musician Riz Ahmed for a feature in Interview magazine, with the two meeting in New York City for the interview as M.I.A. promoted...

MIA speaks out against Facebook and claims Instagram has capped her follower count

MIA has reacted to Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal, while also accusing Instagram of preventing her from gaining more followers. Facebook has come under fire in recent days after political data firm Cambridge Analytica was accused of harvesting millions of its users' profiles to help target and influence groups of the electorate on social media, particularly during Donald Trump’s 2016 Presidential campaign. The social network's...

Bestival line-up: who will perform at the festival in 2018?

Bestival 2018
They might have moved location and changed the date over the past few years, but for their 2018 edition the OG charm and awesome line-up for Rob da Bank's mighty Bestival remains. Taking place in the Lulworth Estate, Dorset, over a new weekend in August (2 - 5), the Circus themed bash is already set to be huge. Here's...

Bestival reveal first headliners and huge line-up for 2018

Bestival 2018
Bestival have unveiled the first wave of acts for its 2018 festival, with M.I.A. and London Grammar revealed as the first two headliners for this year's event. The Rob da Bank-curated festival will return to Dorset's Lulworth Estate for the second year running in 2018, with the festival promising to put on "the most colourful show on Earth". Bestival 2018...

George Harrison’s son wrote the soundtrack for the new M.I.A documentary

mia dhani george harrison
George Harrison’s son Dhani has played a key role in the making of M.I.A’s upcoming biography documentary - soundtrack.  The Stephen Loveridge directed film, Matangi/Maya/M.I.A, debuted at the Sundance Film Festival last weekend. Dhani Harrison collaborated with his Thenewno2 bandmate Paul Hicks to write the score. READ: Why George Harrison is the coolest Beatle The collaboration was revealed through a poster for...

The long-delayed MIA documentary will premiere at Sundance 2018

MIA announces first artists for Meltdown 2017
The long-delayed documentary film about MIA will have its world premiere at next year's Sundance Film Festival. Titled MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A., the film has been directed by Stephen Loveridge. Sundance's synopsis for the doc teases: "Drawn from a never before seen cache of personal footage spanning decades, this is an intimate portrait of the Sri Lankan artist and...

The best album artwork of the 21st Century so far

Incredible records can often be made even better with the help of jaw-dropping artwork. These sleeves should be at the front of every record shop, worthy of standing proud in any vinyl collection. Without further ado, get ready to gawk at the greatest album art of the 21st Century: