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Oh My God (single)
Fortress Round My Heart (album)
I Like You So Much Better When You're Naked (single)
Queen Of The World (single)
12 Jan, 2009
Spaceland, Los Angeles, USA
13 Jan, 2009
Viper Room, West Hollywood, USA
15 Jan, 2009
The Mercury Lounge , New York, USA
16 Jan, 2009
Union Hall, Brooklyn, USA
23 Jan, 2009
Checkpoint Charlie, Stavanger, NORWAY
31 Jan, 2009
Fjellhallen i Kirkenes, Kirkenes, Finnmark, NORWAY
11 Feb, 2009
NME Brats Show @ KoKo, London
12 Feb, 2009
NME Brats Show @ Manchester Academy, Manchester
13 Feb, 2009
NME Brats Show @ The Garage, Glasgow
13 Nov, 2008
Ida's coming to Australia...
News just in....Ida and band will be playing 3 shows across Australia next month! Click on the gig section for information about how to get hold of your tickets: Wednesday 17th Dec The Hi Fi, Melbourne Thursday 18th Dec The Zoo, Brisbane Friday 19th Dec Metro, Sydney
07 Nov, 2008
XFM Winter Wonderland
Ding Dong the bells are gonna chime!!! Ida will be at this years' XFM Winter Wonderland.
Ida will be playing at Brixton Academy on December 2nd as part of Xfm's Winter Wonderland. Tickets are available now so dont miss out.
31 Oct, 2008
November Headline UK Tour!
Ida is about to embark on her first UK headline tour and shows are selling out quick...
Ida is about to embark on her first UK headline tour and shows are selling out quick so make sure you check out the gigs section to grab yourself a ticket before they all go:
Zodiac @ Academy
03 Oct, 2008
Courteeners tour starts tonight
Ida to support on 11 shows this month
If you're going along to see The Courteeners on their UK tour this month, then get there early and you'll be able to see Ida and the band rocking the support slot. The dates are as follows...
Friday 3 - Newcastle Carling Academy
Saturday 4 - Sheffield Carling Academy
Monday 6 - Dundee Fat Sams
Tuesday 7 - Glasgow Barrowlands
Thursday 9 - Manchester Apollo
Friday 10 - Manchester Apollo
Saturday 11 - Liverpool University
Monday 13 - Hull University
Tuesday 14 - Nottingham Rock City
Wednesday 15 - Norwich UEA
Friday 17 - Leeds Academy
23 Sep, 2008
Tickets for BT Digital Music Awards up for grabs
Win one of five pairs of tickets to the London bash
As we revealed last week, Ida is up for Best Rock/Indie artist at this year's BT Digital Music Awards. If you'd like to win a pair of tickets to the glitzy ceremony in London on Wednesday 1st October, then click here for your chance to bag one of five pairs of tickets.
You can also still vote for Ida to win the award by clicking here.
19 Sep, 2008
Win tickets to special Ida show in London
You can't buy 'em, but you can win 'em
On October 2nd, Ida Maria is playing live at the launch of Nokia's "Comes with Music" campaign in Camden, London. Tickets will not be available to purchase, but we have 20 pairs to give away.
Click on the button below to enter the competition, making sure you give us all of the information that we need. The competition closes at 10am on Wednesday September 24th and you must be aged 18 or over to enter this competition.
17 Sep, 2008
Ida up for BT Digital Music Award
Nomination for Best Rock/Indie gong
It was announced today that Ida has been nominated for the Best Rock/Indie at the BT Digital Music Awards. Click here if you'd like to vote for her.
10 Sep, 2008
Oh My God!
Ida's next single announced
Following the chart-busting success of 'I Like You So Much Better When You're Naked', we're pleased to announce that Ida's next single will be the rocktastic 'Oh My God'.
The track will be released on 3rd November. Listen out for it on a radio near you soon...
09 Sep, 2008
In a Spin
'Oh My God' make US mag's favourites list
Ida's song 'Oh My God' is Number 3 in the "Songs You Need to Download Now" section of this month's issue of Spin magazine. Here is the link to the page in their digital magazine.
If you'd like to take their advice and buy the track, click here to get it from iTunes.
04 Sep, 2008
Marie on Maria
Ida hits the glossies
Check out the new issue of Marie Claire to read a feature with Ida as part of a special on women in music.
27 Aug, 2008
Ida's Reading blog
Hear Ida's camping tales...
Head over to Ida's MySpace to check out a new blog about her camping experiences at Reading Festival.
25 Aug, 2008
'Naked' at Reading
Check out Ida's acoustic performance
Click here to check out an acoustic performance of '...Naked' which Ida recorded for the BBC over the weekend.
22 Aug, 2008
'Keep Me Warm' now on US iTunes
Gray's Anatomy finale song available to download
Ida's gorgeous 'Keep Me Warm' track, which recently soundtracked the season finale of Gray's Anatomy is now available to buy from the US iTunes store here. Folks in the UK can get it here.
For those of you who missed the episode with the track in it, you can see it below (it kicks in after 5:43)...
08 Aug, 2008
Steve Lamacq interview part 2
More of Ida's chat with Lamacq
07 Aug, 2008
Pictures from Tranøy
Ida blogs more pics
Check out the latest blog at Ida's MySpace to see the latest pics from her travels...
02 Aug, 2008
Ida blogs an unusual journey
This morning, Ida missed a flight. So she and the band took a seaplane instead. Read all about it - and see pics - in her latest MySpace blog here.
01 Aug, 2008
Ida's a dancing queen
Witness the evidence...
Click here to see Ida doing a cover of 'Dancing Queen' with Radio One's Reggie on last week's Chart Show.
31 Jul, 2008
UK tour announced!
16-date tour in November
We're very pleased to announce that Ida will play a 16-date UK (and Irish) tour in November. The dates are as follows...
Tues 4th - Dublin, Whelans (+353) 818 719 300 www.ticketmaster.ie
Wed 5th - Belfast, Limelight (+353) 818 718 300 www.ticketmaster.ie
Fri 7th - Glasgow, Oran Mor 08444 999 990 www.gigsinscotland.com
Sat 8th - Edinburgh, Cabaret Voltaire 08444 999 990 www.gigsinscotland.com
Sun 9th - Newcastle, Academy 2 0844 477 2000 www.gigsandtours.com
Wed 12th - Cardiff, The Point 02920 230 130 www.thepointcardiffbay.com
Thurs 13th - Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms 0844 5765483 www.livenation.co.uk
Fri 14th - Sheffield, Academy 2 0844 477 2000 www.gigsandtours.com
Sat 15th - Birmingham, Barfly 0844 847 2424 www.gigsandtours.com
Tues 18th - Brighton, Komedia 01273 647100 www.seetickets.com
Wed 19th - Leeds, Cockpit 0113 2455570 www.lunaticket.co.uk
Thurs 20th - Manchester, Club Academy 0161 832 1111 www.gigsandtours.com
Sat 22nd - Nottingham, Rescue Rooms 08713 100 000 www.gigantic.com
Sun 23rd - Oxford, Zodiac 0844 477 2000 www.tctmusic.co.uk
Mon 24th - Norwich, Waterfront 01603 508050 www.ueaticketbookings.co.uk
Wed 26th - Bristol, Thekla 08713 100 000 www.gigantic.com
Thurs 27th - London, Scala 020 7833 2022 www.livenation.co.uk
All tickets are £8, except Belfast £10, Dublin €14.50 and London £10
Read Ida's thoughts on the tour on NME.com here.
28 Jul, 2008
Album out now!
Ida's debut album is released
Spurred on by a bunch of cracking reviews* and the Top 20 success of '...Naked' (thanks folks!), Ida's debut album 'Fortress
Round My Heart' is now in the shops.
You can download the album from ITunes by clicking here. Or buy the CD from Play.com here or from HMV here.
* The Observer were the latest to weigh in with a glowing review yesterday, calling it an "arresting and cogent album about young love awash in drink and worse".
26 Jul, 2008
Live Lounge apperance
Ida plays a couple of belting tracks for Jo Whiley
Click here to listen again to Ida's appearance in Jo Whiley's Live Lounge on Radio 1 and to see some pictures like this one...
Fast forward to 2hrs 10mins for '...Naked' and then to 2hrs 25mins to hear Ida do a great Gabrielle Cilmi cover.
24 Jul, 2008
Napster live session
Hear Ida's exclusive acoustic tracks
Ida has recored an exclusive 4 track acoustic session for NapsterLive. It features, '...Naked', 'Stella' and 'Queen Of The World', plus a cover of 'I Got Erection' originally by fellow Norwegian trash-metallists Turbonegro. Click here to check it out.
23 Jul, 2008
Pitchfork liking Ida's album
Great review for 'Fortress Round My Heart'
Click here to check out a very favourable review of Ida's album from the hard-to-impress Pitchfork.
If you'd like to pre-order the album (which is out on Monday!) click here to get it from Play.com or here for HMV.com.
22 Jul, 2008
"i'm sick of the dishes"
Check out Ida's latest blog
Click here to check out Ida's brand new blog. She's feeling better and she's bound for Blighty...
21 Jul, 2008
'...Naked' out now
Ida's single is released
As of this morning, Ida's barn-storming new single 'I Like You So Much Better When You're Naked' is out digitally and physically. To download the track from iTunes, click here, or to get the good ol' fashioned 7-inch or CD, click here.
We'll leave you with a review of the single from today's Metro newspaper...
18 Jul, 2008
Free Fopp show
Ida to play Covent Garden gig on album release day
On Monday July 28th - the day that Ida's debut album is released - she is doing a free instore show/signing at Fopp Records in Covent Garden, London (1 Earlham Street WC2H 9LL to be specific). It kicks off at 6pm. Get there early to be sure they squeeze you in...
17 Jul, 2008
Ida's getting better
Ms Maria is on the mend
Check out Ida's latest blog for an update on her fitness. Sounds like she's feeling a lot better, although, sadly, she's had to pull out of this weekend's festival shows (and next week's Newcastle gig).
11 Jul, 2008
T and Oxegen shows have had to be cancelled
A very disappointed Ida has had to pull out of her T In The Park and Oxegen festival slots this weekend, because she's got "acute lymph infection". Read all about it in her latest blog, here
08 Jul, 2008
"Making of" new video and Lamacq interview
Here are two new videos we thought you might like to see...
Interview with Steve Lamacq Pt 1:
Making of '...Naked' video
03 Jul, 2008
Four-star review in Q
Ida's album gets the thumbs up
Check out this review of Ida's debut album from the latest issue of Q Magazine.
02 Jul, 2008
"I'm home in Nesna, centre of the universe!!"
Ida blogs from Norway
Click here to check out Ida's latest blog, written from her hometown of Nesna, where she's helping her dad build a new garage...
28 Jun, 2008
Ida opens the festival in style
27 Jun, 2008
Why not get '...Naked' right now?
As you may have heard, Ida's new single 'I Like You So Much Better When You're Naked' is all over the radio at the moment.
If you feel suitably inspired to purchase said work of riotous punk-pop, we thought you'd like to know that you can pre-order the single right now, ahead of its July 21st release (which is a week before Ida's album comes out).
To pre-order the CD click here and for the 7-inch click here.
24 Jun, 2008
It's even better by boat
From a train blog, to a boat blog...
Following yesterday's blog on a train, Ida has now posted a blog from a boat. Click here to check it out.
23 Jun, 2008
Ida makes her way to Norwegian festival by train
Check out Ida's latest MySpace blog to see pics from her journey to play at Hove festival in Norway. Clearly it's nice to let the train take the strain...
18 Jun, 2008
Hippies and meatballs
Ida's latest blog hits MySpace
Click here to check out Ida's latest blog on her MySpace page. This one's about house-cleaning hippies, tasty meatballs and Norwegian radio shows.
17 Jun, 2008
Check out Ida's new video
'...When You're Naked' video premieres
Check out the brand new video for Ida's next single, 'I Like You So Much Better When You're Naked' below. Warning: it features bananas undressing.
I Like You So Much Better When Youre Naked
09 Jun, 2008
New single gets Jo Whiley play tomorrow
Hear 'Better When You're Naked' on Radio 1
Listen out to Jo Whiley's Radio 1 show from 10am tomorrow to hear the debut radio play of Ida Maria's new single, 'Better When You're Naked'.
06 Jun, 2008
"We've just eaten gravadlax and dried smoked sheep"
New blog from Ida
Check out Ida's Myspace for a brand new blog about yesterday's kids festival show in Norway.
02 Jun, 2008
"One of the best performers of her or any generation"
Ida goes down a storm in Manchester
To get you in the mood for Ida's show at London's King's College tonight, we thought you might like to check out a 5-star review of her Manchester show from the Manchester Evening News. Sounds like a belter.
28 May, 2008
Ida on Grey's Anatomy season finale
'Keep Me Warm' soundtracks the drama
Click below to check out Ida's song 'Keep Me Warm' on the season finale of Grey's Anatomy. It kicks in after 5:43 (but the first part is quite entertaining too). Warning: it might all make you a bit weepy, even if you haven't got a clue what's going on.
28 May, 2008
More shows added
New gigs added to the diary
Ida has confirmed some more shows for the summer. They are as follows...
21/6 Sandane / Glopperock
18/7 Tønsberg / Slottsfjellfestivalen
1/8 Bergen / Lost Weekend
2/8 Åndalsnes / Raumarock
7/8 Hamarøy / Hamsundagene
15 May, 2008
Norwegian Chart Action
Ida's debut album, 'Fortress Round My Heart', was released on Waterfall/Nightliner in Norway last week...
'Fortress Round My Heart'entered the Norwegian charts at an impressive Number 5. The album will also be released June 4th on Sony BMG in Sweden. The UK will have to wait a little longer for the album - it's out in Blighty on August 4th - but you can pre-order your copy now from Amazon by clicking here.
12 May, 2008
'Queen Of The World' out today!
Ida's new single hits shops and download stores
Ida's new single, 'Queen Of The World', is now available in all good record shops and download stores. To buy it from iTunes, click here. Or, to get the CD or 7-inch, click here. Finally, to read a rather nice review of the track, click here.
08 May, 2008
King's College date moved
Ida Maria has had to postpone her 21st May gig at London's King's College because of a clash with the Champions League Final.
The gig has been rescheduled for Monday 2nd June, original tickets remain valid. A limited number of tickets are also still available here.
Consequently, the Newcastle Cluny gig, originally scheduled for 2nd June, has also now been moved - to 22nd July.
02 May, 2008
Making of 'Queen Of The World' video
Check out the video behind the video
Click here to check out a short film showing the making of the video for Ida's new single, 'Queen Of The World', which is out on May 12th. It features singing, dancing and Ida giving her make-up gal a massage.
28 Apr, 2008
"I've seen at least 30 pairs of silicon boobs"
Ida blogs from Los Angeles
Click here to check out Ida's brand new blog, written on the band's current trip to the US of A to play a few shows.
21 Apr, 2008
Win UK tour tickets
See Ida live, for free...
To celebrate the announcement of Ida's new tour, we're giving away a pair of tickets to every night of the tour. Click here to enter the draw to win a pair of tickets to the venue closest to you!
18 Apr, 2008
Check out Ida's Festival Schedule for Summer 2008!
In addition to her UK Tour, Ida Maria is now set to play at
Isle Of Wight – 14th June www.isleofwightfestival.co.uk
ZOO8 – 6th July www.zoothousand.com
Oxegen – 12th July www.oxegen.ie
T in the Park – 13th July www.tinthepark.com
Bestival – 6th September www.bestival.net
See you there!
10 Apr, 2008
"Out On A Trip, Never Grumpy..."
Check out Ida Maria's new video blog on her Official YouTube Channel!
Click here to check out Ida's terrific new video blog, filmed when she and the band went on a day-trip to the wilds of the North York Moors.
It features, among other things, caves, helmets and ducks. We think you'll like it.
03 Apr, 2008
Hot Off The Press
More Ida pieces in the press!
Ida is fast becoming the undisputed darling of the UK music press, with glowing features appearing in the current issues of The Fly, Q and Clash magazines. You can also read the Manchester Evening News' revealing Q&A with Ida by clicking here
02 Apr, 2008
UK Tour Dates Announced
To coincide with the release of 'Queen Of The World', Ida and the band will be climbing back into their van and criss-crossing the UK's motorway system to play a whole bunch of live shows.
The full list of confirmed gigs is as
18 Apr - Camden Crawl 2008, London
19 Apr - Camden Crawl 2008, London
9 May - Brick Yard, Carlisle (headline)
10 May - Metropolis @ The Empire, Middlesbrough (headline)
11 May - The Tunnels, Aberdeen (headline)
15 May - The Great Escape Festival, Brighton
16 May - The Great Escape Festival, Brighton
19 May - The Cockpit, Leeds (headline)
20 May - Jericho Tavern, Oxford (headline)
21 May - Kings College, London (headline)
24 May - Dot-To-Dot Festival, Bristol
25 May - Dot-To-Dot Festival, Nottingham
27 May - Glee Club, Birmingham (headline)
29 May - Fuzz Club @ The Foundry (University), Sheffield (headline)
31 May - Academy 3, Manchester (headline)
1 Jun - King Tuts, Glasgow
2 Jun - Cluny, Newcastle
29 Mar, 2008
Queen Of The World - New Single
We're pleased to announce that Ida's next single will be the supremely catchy live favourite 'Queen of the World'on May 12th.
The song is all about getting drunk and feeling like you're the best at everything ever. It's out on Waterfall/RCA on May 12th and you can check out Ida's Later performance of the track by clicking here.
16 Mar, 2008
Anyone know how to prepare an ostrich egg?
Ida requests your cooking tips in her new blog.
Head over to Ida's MySpace to check out her brand new blog, in which she discusses a super-hectic few weeks and asks for some culinary assistance.
14 Mar, 2008
Ida Interviews Herself
New video interview on Channel4.com.
Click here to check out a brand new video interview on Channel 4's website where Ida Maria interviews herself about moustaches and squirrels...
10 Mar, 2008
'Stella' Out Today!
Ida's new single hits the shops!
Ida's new single, 'Stella', is available in all good stores - online and on the High Street - as of this morning. You can buy the CD or 7-inch by clicking here. At that same link, you can order both formats, plus a limited badge set, for just £4. Everyone loves badges.
07 Mar, 2008
New interview in today's Independent
Ida was interviewed for today's Indepedent newspaper. Our favourite quote is, "I didn't want to make depressing music because I didn't want to make people sad. I want to make people happy." Quite right too. Click here to read the full piece.
06 Mar, 2008
EarwigTV Love Ida
We loved when Ida Meet Lamacq and so does MySpace.
Click here to check out a new Earwig TV video featuring Ida chatting to Radio 1's Steve Lamacq about growing up in Norway, how she got her band together and writing 'Stella', all interspersed with footage of Ida and the guys blasting through that song at London's Borderline.
29 Feb, 2008
Isle of Wight slot announced
Ida to play festival's Big Top!
We're pleased to announce that Ida has also been confirmed to play in the Big Top at this year's Isle of Wight festival. We'll let you know which day as soon as it's announced.
27 Feb, 2008
A bloody good show!
Ida's Astoria gig leads to nasty injury...
Check out Ida's latest MySpace blog here to see pictures of the gory injury she sustained at last night's gig. As she puts it, "Astoria got the best of me knee".
26 Feb, 2008
'Stella' video online!
Check out the video for the new single 'Stella' !
The video for Ida's next single, Stella, has just been posted onto her official YouTube channel www.youtube.com/idamaria.
It features snow, an old man with a beard, a prostitute and Ida in a rather fetching woolly hat. Also, listen out for the single on 6 Music, Radio 1 and Xfm, who've all been playing it.
24 Feb, 2008
Sunday Times Interview
Find Ida in today's Culture section of The Sunday Times.
Click here to check out an excellent interview with Ida in today's Sunday Times Culture section. She's "a breath of fresh air for pop" they say - and who are we to argue?
11 Feb, 2008
Hanging With Jools
Check out Ida's chat online now!
Last week, Ida made her debut appearance on Later with Jools Holland, on a show also featuring Morrissey. Click here to check out an interview she filmed on set.