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Michael Kiwanuka Shares Video for “Interlude (Loving the People)”

Taken from His Critically Acclaimed Third Album KIWANUKA

Dec 15, 2020

Michael Kiwanuka has just shared a video for the song “Interlude (Loving the People),” featured on KIWANUKA, his critically acclaimed third studio album that earned him a Mercury Prize this year. The video was directed by award-winning filmmaker Phillip Youmans. More

Brittany Howard Shares New Michael Kiwanuka Mix of “13th Century Metal”

Original Song is from Her Grammy-Nominated Solo Debut Album Jaime

Dec 08, 2020

A new mix of Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard’s “13th Century Metal” done by Michael Kiwanuka has just been shared. The song is originally from Howard’s five time Grammy-nominated album Jaime, which was released back in September 2019 via ATO. This marks Kiwanuka’s first mix for another artist. A press release stops short of calling it a “remix.”  More

Michael Kiwanuka Wins the 2020 Mercury Prize

Other Nominees Included Anna Meredith, Laura Marling, Porridge Radio, Charli XCX, Dua Lipa, Lanterns on the Lake, and Others

Sep 24, 2020

Michael Kiwanuka has won the 2020 Mercury Prize, for his 2019 album KIWANUKA, which came out last November via Interscope. Foregoing a full on ceremony this year because of COVID-19, BBC radio DJ Annie Mac presented the award to Kiwanuka tonight on the nightly British TV show The One Show, on BBC One.  More

Mercury Prize 2020 Nominees Announced – Anna Meredith, Laura Marling, Porridge Radio, and More

Charli XCX, Michael Kiwanuka, Dua Lipa, Lanterns on the Lake, and Others Also Nominated

Jul 23, 2020

This year’s Mercury Prize nominees have been announced and they include the latest albums by Anna Meredith, Laura Marling, Porridge Radio, Charli XCX, Michael Kiwanuka, Dua Lipa, Lanterns on the Lake, Stormzy, Georgia, Sports Team, and more. More

8 Best Songs of the Week: Jack Peñate, Foals, Vagabon, Wolf Parade, and More

Plus Michael Kiwanuka, Little Scream, Matt Berninger, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Oct 18, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. It was a pretty light week, in terms of new songs this week. Hence we only have a Top 8. More

Oct 17, 2019

Michael Kiwanuka is releasing a new album, simply titled KIWANUKA, on November 1 via Interscope. Now he has shared another song from the album, "Hero," via a video for the track. He has also announced some new 2020 tour dates. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Big Thief, Jenny Hval, Julien Chang, Shura, and More

Plus Michael Kiwanuka, Ride, Chelsea Wolfe, Death Cab for Cutie, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 16, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. It was a super strong week for new songs. There was lots of debate about how many tracks we should include this week and what would make the list. Hence we ended up with a Top 12, instead of our usual Top 10. There are also a whole lot of honorable mentions. More

Aug 13, 2019

Michael Kiwanuka has announced a new album, simply titled KIWANUKA, and shared a lyric video for its first single, "You Ain't the Problem." KIWANUKA is due out October 25 via Interscope. Listen to "You Ain't the Problem" below, followed by the album's tracklist and cover art, as well as his upcoming tour dates. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Tune-Yards, Jack White, Ride, David Byrne, Karen O, and More

Plus Field Music, Gaz Coombes, Belle and Sebastian, The Radio Dept., Hookworms, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jan 12, 2018

We haven't posted a Songs of the Week post in quite awhile, as there weren't that many new songs of note over the holidays or at the start of the year, but this week there was an tidal wave of new tracks worth considering for this list. It was definitely a challenge to narrow it down to only 10 (Franz Ferdinand and Marlon Williams almost made the Top 10). More

Karen O Shares New Song “YO! MY SAINT” Featuring Michael Kiwanuka

Part of KENZO’s New Spring/Summer Fashion Campaign

Jan 11, 2018

Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O has shared a new song, "YO! MY SAINT." It features the guest vocals of Michael Kiwanuka and the song is part of the new Spring/Summer fashion campaign for clothing company KENZO and is featured in a short film for the company. More

Jun 30, 2015

Last weekend, Oslo, Norway hosted Piknik i ParkenMore





Nov 08, 2019

On his third studio album, London's Michael Kiwanuka dives even deeper into the R&B, funk and soul influences of 2016's Love & Hatesetting out to explore distortion, voice samples, darkness and light, and a recurring motif of identity.