Laura Mvula is back!

British soul singer and songwriter Laura Mvula from Birmingham released her debut album Sing to the Moon in 2013.

In March 2014, Mvula re-recorded an orchestral version of her debut album in collaboration with the Metropole Orkest and conducted by Jules Buckley.

Laura’s second album The Dreaming Room will be released in a few days… Ready for this??? June 17 2016!!!

Since hearing her back in 2013, I fell for her vibe. You might remember Green Garden? <3

Laura once mentioned that her influences include Lauryn Hill, Nina Simone, Jill Scott and Erykah Badu.

Phenomenal Woman is the second song we’ve heard off Mvula’s upcoming album.

Check out the video, here!

The sexiest song I’ve heard in a while!

Not much is better than discovering that perfect song to describe how you feel at a particular moment… Thanks to the lovely Brit/American duo The Kills, I can.

The Kills is formed by American singer Alison Mosshart and British guitarist, Jamie Hince.

On June 3rd the indie rock band will release their fifth album called Ash & Ice.

I’ve had the privilege of meeting them, about 4 years ago, and I’ve seen them perform 3 times in Mexico City.

Doing it to Death is the name of the song and it’s sexy as hell.

I could go on and on thinking where, who, what I’d be wearing, what I’d be doing exactly whilst listening to this song… But that’s for me to know!

I hope you enjoy it as much as me!

The Last Shadow Puppets to release album in April!

The Last Shadow Puppets are an English band consisting of some of the most talented british musicians of this era.

The group is formed by Alex Turner (that guy that happens to be the vocalist of Arctic Monkeys), Miles Kane (ex member of The Rascals and now solo artist), producer James Ford (ex- Simian Mobile Disco) and Zach Dawes (Mini Mansions).

The Baroque Pop/Rock band united forces back in 2007 and performed their first ever show in Brooklyn, New York in March 2008. They’ve played on Later… With Jools Holland (one of my FAVE shows), Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, a secret gig at Glastonbury in 2008, and many more shows here and there.

The band released their first album The Age of the Understatement in 2008. Hit songs such as My Mistakes Were Made For You, Standing Next to Me and of course, The Age of the Understatement.

And in a few months (in April to be exact), the boys are releasing their second studio album called Everything You’ve Come To Expect.

Bad Habits is the first song that’s been released off the 11 song album.

I must say, I think the song is lovely! It’s very exciting and makes me want to shake my head and jump up and down.

Check out Bad Habits off the boys’ upcoming album, Everything You’ve Come To Expect, here!

Today’s mood in a song

Damon Albarn is one of my all time fave musicians.

Damon is the lead singer of Blur and co-founder, vocalist and songwriter of Gorillaz.

In 2003, Albarn released an EP called Democrazy, and last year he released Everyday Robots, his first proper solo album.

You & Me is a song featured on Everyday Robots. The song is accompanied by Brian Eno’s vocals and synthesizer.

I’m in this kind of mood today…. <3

Hot Chip: Started Right (video)

Hot Chip just recently released latest song and video for Started Right off their latest album Why Make Sense? – this is the english electronic music bands sixth studio album.

The song is incredible, so catchy and has an incredible beat to it. I’m at the airport waiting to board my plane in San Antonio, Texas and I just want to get up and dance. I won’t though…

I forgot how good Hot Chip actually are!!!

Have a look at the video, here!

Best Brit Pop songs of the 90s – Day 6 (Oasis)

Coming from Manchester, the question Oasis or Blur wasn’t really asked.

Even though I am a huge Blur fan, love Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon, Oasis is what defines my upbringing in Manchester, England.

Even though the Gallagher brothers and I support different teams (they’re blues and I’m reds), when it comes down to music, we’re on the same page.

Wonderwall, was on Oasis’ second studio album (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? which was released in October 1995. Cliche or not, this song is a must on EVERY Brit list there is!

This album is one of the best albums to exist of our generation – well, mine at least! Songs such as Don’t Look Back In Anger, Hello, She’s Electric, Roll With It and Champagne Supernova sum up this album.

When you have a chance, have a listen to the whole album, from beginning to end, you won’t regret it!

Oasis – Wonderwall

Best Brit Pop songs of the 90s – Day 5 (Suede)

Suede are en English alternative rock band from London.

The Drowners is Suede’s debut single and is on their first album called Suede. The song was released in 1992 and according to journalist John Harris, “[I]f Britpop started anywhere, it was the deluge of acclaim that greeted Suede’s first records: all of them audacious, successful and very, very British.”

Sorry for repeating the word Suede so much…. It sounds so… Delicate.

Suede – The Drowners

Best Brit Pop songs of the 90s – Day 4 (Pulp)

Don’t think I forgot the 90s National Anthem, Common People!

All of us know, sang, dedicated it, never really understood it until we got to our late teens… But still, we love it!

Common People is by a famous English band called Pulp (Jarvis Cocker <3). The song was on the bands famous 1995 album Different Class.

Pulp was formed in 1978 in Sheffield, England. I personally have a connection with Sheffield… I use to go visit there every now and then with my family, and it’s where I saw Michael Jackson in concert.

Anyways, they were hugeeeeeee and still are praised till this very day. They were active from 78 – 2002 and took a break for a few years and were back on the road from 2011 – 2013.

I got the opportunity to see them play in Mexico City, and it was a blast from the past… Listening to the band play Common People, Do You Remember The First Time, Disco 2000, Like A Friend amongst many others is something that I’ll keep in my memory box section in my brain forever.

Best Brit Pop songs of the 90s – Day 3 (Space)

Day 3 of my fave best brit pop songs of the 90’s is…. Female of the Species.

Space formed in Liverpool in 1993. Tommy, Jamie and Andy aimed for a Who influenced sound. But my fondest memory of the Liverpudlian boys is their hit track Female of the Species.

This song will bring back many memories!

Space – Female of the Species