Multi platinum selling artist and producer M.I.A. makes her Dublin debut at TRIPOD on Friday week November 12th. It will be her first Irish appearance since Electric Picnic 2007.
The versatile singer and rapper, one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World, is on tour following the release of her third studio album, MAYA, which came out last July to reach number nine in the U.S. charts.
“She covers so much ground because it’s all a part of who she is. And from the sound of MAYA, she’s capable of anything – except being dull.” Rolling Stone, 4 stars ****
Friday 12TH November 2010
Tripod – Harcourt St – Dublin 2.
Doors – 7:30pm
Tickets €38.50 (inc. booking fee) available from Ticketmaster, City Discs, and usual outlets. www.ticketmaster.ie
MAYA, M.I.A’s third full length release, follows the internationally critically acclaimed records Arular (2005) and Kala (2007). Like its predecessors MAYA deftly mixes politics, social consciousness, and inimitable genre blending. Perhaps as much a political statement as a musical one, the new album scathingly takes on our ever-increasing dependence on the digital world.
Influences on the sound of MAYA include dubstep, electro, punk, and pop but the end result is not so easy to define. With songs geared towards the dance floor (“XXXO”, “Teqkilla”), the rock club (“Born Free”), or towards a quiet moment alone (“It Iz What Iz”), MAYA covers a lot of ground, but is held together by the controversial and incomparable aesthetic of one Maya Arulpragasam.
MAYA, by M.I.A, is produced by Rusko, Blaqstarr, Switch, Diplo, John Hill, Derek Miller, Sugu, and M.I.A.
“A Classic!” 9 out of 10 -Spin