Massive Attack Release New Music Via Fantom App

Tracks featuring Tricky and Young Fathers are available ahead of their tour.

When Massive Attack announced their return last year, we were first to buy tickets

The Bristol two piece have been appearing sporadically since the release of their last album, Heligoland, in 2010. Tickets for their European tour which starts in Glasgow and finishes after a three night Brixton Academy run sold quickly as rumours of new music spread.

In the first hint of new music, fans can now access snippets of tracks from an app called Fantom. Designed by Massive Attack’s own Robert Del Naja, Fantom has been described as a “sensory music player that remixes and reforms songs using a variety of environmental variables including location, movement, time of day, heartbeat and the integral moving image camera”.

There are four new tracks to access, including "Take It There", which features, Tricky, who hasn't featured on a Massive Attack song since 1994. Another track, entitled "Voodoo In My Blood" sees the group collaborate with tour mates Young Fathers.

Massive Attack have never shied from public commentary in their music, using live shows to amplify their views on politics and current affairs by stage design and lighting. This year is likely to be no different, and we can't wait to see what they've got in store.

For now, we'll be diddling with the App (which is available for Apple users only), available right here.

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Written by Tamara Roper

22 Jan 2016