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Maps Announces New Album, Shares The First Five Tracks

Counter Melodies Due Out February 10, 2023 via Mute

Oct 27, 2022

Mercury Prize-nominated British composer/producer Maps (aka James Kenneth Chapman) has announced the release of a new album, Counter Melodies, which will be released on February 10, 2023 via Mute. He has also shared the album’s first five tracks, including its lead single, “Heya Yaha.” More

Premiere: Maps Debuts New Single “Sleep Today”

Forthcoming EP Releasing December via Mute

Nov 08, 2020

English producer, songwriter, and musician James Chapman, a.k.a. Maps, has released his newest single “Sleep Today.” With his ambitious fourth record, Colours. Reflect. Time. Loss, the Northhampton artist expanded his sound with classical vocalists, live percussion, and a classical ensemble, before returning to the project with a series of remixes this year. His newest song follows in the footsteps of his expansive 2019 record, crafting an equally melodic and uplifting return for Maps. More

Album of the Week: Charly Bliss

HÆLOS and Clinic Are Runner-ups (Plus Stream New Albums from Mac DeMarco, Maps, The Get Up Kids, and More)

May 10, 2019

Charly Bliss released a new album, Young Enough, today via Barsuk and it’s our Album of the Week. Find more info on the album below, as well as on two runner-ups that were almost our Album of the Week. Below that are streams of other notable albums released today. More

Premiere: Maps Shares Thematic Variation of “Both Sides”

Colours. Reflect. Time. Loss. Due Out May 10 via Mute

Mar 27, 2019

Northampton, England based songwriter and producer Maps has shared a new track that is a thematic variation of “Both Sides,” off of his forthcoming album Colours. Reflect. Time. Loss. (due out May 10 via Mute), and we are pleased to premiere it. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Hatchie, Stella Donnelly, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, and More

Plus Foals, Wand, Tindersticks, Diane Coffee, Kevin Morby, C Duncan, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 01, 2019

The big news in Under the Radar land this week was that we announced our new print issue today. The issue features Mitski on the front cover and boygenius (Julien Baker + Phoebe Bridgers + Lucy Dacus) on the back cover. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Weyes Blood, Tamaryn, Wye Oak, Broken Social Scene, and More

Plus Jessie Ware, Drugdealer, Jenny Lewis, SASAMI, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Feb 15, 2019

It was pretty rough week to be a Ryan Adams fan. We won’t regurgitate the details, but if you haven’t already done so then you should read The New York Times article detailing the sexual misconduct allegations made against him by Mandy Moore, Phoebe Bridgers, and several other women. More

Maps Announces New Album, Shares Video for New Song “Just Reflecting”

Colours. Reflect. Time. Loss. Due Out May 10 via Mute

Feb 14, 2019

Mercury Prize-nominated British composer/producer Maps (aka James Kenneth Chapman) has announced a new album, Colours. Reflect. Time. Loss., his fourth, and shared a video for its first single, “Just Reflecting.” More

Sep 03, 2014

We’ve already heard “Dangerous Days,” the lead single from Zola Jesus’s upcoming Taiga album, as well as a Maps remix of the song. The synth-pop sorceress has now given us an extended remix of the track from DFA producer The Juan MacLean. More

Jun 07, 2013

Soundscape electronic artist Maps (a.k.a. James Chapman) will release his third album Vicissitude on July 8 via Mute. More


2016 Artist Survey: James Chapman and Polly Scattergood of onDeadWaves

Chapman and Scattergood on Trump, Scary Movies, Friends, and the Zombie Apocalypse

Feb 20, 2017

For Under the Radar‘s 14th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2016. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2016 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions. More


Mar 29, 2023

Having released four critically acclaimed albums since emerging nearly two decades ago with the groundbreaking Start Something EP, it was somewhat inevitable that James Chapman (aka Maps) would go back to basics on his fifth collection. More