MTV Iggy’s Artist of the Week: New Zealand’s Unpredictable Leila Adu

Photo Alison Gilmore


After a heated voting session, Leila has been chosen as MTV Iggy’s Artist of the Week! We’d like to give a huge thanks to fans for voting around the globe and special thanks to everyone for spreading the word, tweeters, facebookers and bloggers such as Bold As Love and to MTV Iggy for zoning into music from downunder!

“The readers have spoken. This week, we stray away from conventional logic to honor New Zealand’s jazzy, delightfully erratic alt-pop virtuoso Leila Adu, our new Artist of the Week!…” by Halley — Read more: Artist of the Week: New Zealand’s Unpredictable Leila Adu

“Leila Adu is an artist with the ability to strike endlessly fascinating balances. She is a classically trained pianist, with a graduate degree in composition, who plays a lot of rock clubs and festivals. Her music combines the dissonance of avant garde composers and free jazz artists like Sonny Sharrock with the playful experimentation and fierce social commentary of punk provocateurs like Nina Hagen and Eve Libertine…” by Beverly — Read More: Bands We Like: New Zealander Leila Adu’s Mercurial Keys