Muse song first ever played on NME Radio

New music station launches today (June 24)

Muse‘s ‘Knights Of Cydonia’ was the first song played on NME Radio as the station launched today (June 24).

The band won a fierce online poll which saw fans of acts like The Killers, Oasis, The Strokes and more all voting in an online poll to choose the first song played as the station went live at 11am (BST).

There were over 3.5 million votes through NME.COM for the honour of being the first song played on air.

“Cheers, thanks a lot to all the voters,” declared Muse‘s Matt Bellamy on learning the news. “Nice to know that shortly after the song finished on Earth, the galloping horses and laser beams would have reached Cydonia at the speed of light. Good new station, will be listening.”

To tune in simply head to Sky Channel 0184, Virgin Media Channel 975 or listen via NME.COM/Radio, where you will also find NME Radio‘s schedule, information about the DJs plus details of how you can get involved with requests and more.

The station will be taking requests between 1-2pm (BST) today, so send in your selections and why you want to hear them to now.