Part 1 of… I don’t know how many posts this is going to take me.

It’s been a while since I last wrote… A few days, weeks, months… I’ve been out of it.

My emotions, feelings, thoughts, ideas, took a hold on me.

I have no idea how many people read this, what country you are in, where you are, what you’re doing, what you’re feeling at this very moment, but what I do know, is what I’m feeling at this very moment and I’d like to share a piece of me with you today.

This year has been intense. I’d sum it up as a huge, massive, wake up call. That’s how I feel and perceive the energy at this very moment. Today, Friday 30th December at 12:12pm whilst I’m sat on my brown sofa at my place whilst listening to The Verve.

I’ve got this weird feeling. Goosebumps, I’m sweating but my hands are freezing cold and my body is telling me something… I’m breathing in and out heavily… I’ve got so much to write and stuff I want to share and express, I don’t even know where (I got interrupted exactly here with a phone call I had to answer) to begin.

I remember once telling a friend, a dear friend, who I don’t speak to much anymore, a boy, a friend, that well, we parted ways due to life, but I remember telling him I wanted to write a book, but hadn’t started writing because I didn’t know where to begin… which he answered “just write, there’s no specific place, or way to begin something, just do it” – so I’ll take his advice to start now… Wow… I’m laughing and crying at this very moment (Sonnet is playing in the background)…

Breathe in… Breathe out.

I can’t remember much of this year, I’ve stored a lot of memories, emotions and feelings in different boxes in my head, but I want to begin with the following…

On April 24th 2016 I went to a festival here in Mexico City called Vive Latino. I was working so I didn’t see many bands play, I saw a song or two of a few artists, but I did get the chance to see a band play from beginning to end… That band was The Prodigy.

– I had to take a deep breath after writing that last paragraph –

So, I saw The Prodigy for the first time, live, on Sunday 24th April 2016.

I would say that every single day my life changes, I learn something, feel something new, experiment, and so on… but that Sunday will remain within me FOREVER.

I don’t even know what to write regarding what I saw and felt that day, but what I can say, is that my life changed drastically whilst experiencing and witnessing The Prodigy perform that Sunday…

I was totally sober… I had half a beer since I arrived at the festival (1:oopm) until the time I saw The Prodigy.

What I’m trying to say is… that what I felt and saw was completely real, Nicole experienced the whole situation being Nicole.

Wow.

After that… I couldn’t sleep properly.

The Prodigy
The Prodigy

I thought that writing all this out would be a lot easier than what it’s actually turning out to be…

I’m going to take a break and I’ll be back in a little while.

Nick Murphy is/was Chet Faker and he’s back

In September, Chet Faker announced that his next record would be released under his birth name Nick Murphy. He said the following: “It’s been half a decade since I started releasing music as Chet Faker and all of you have been the driving force behind the music since. There’s an evolution happening and I wanted to let you know where its going. The next record will be under my own name, Nick Murphy. Chet Faker will always be a part of the music. This is next”.

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Chet Faker

Nick Murphy, released another track from his new project, today.

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Nick Murphy

The 28 year old Australian electronica singer and musician released his studio album Built on Glass back in 2014 with tunes such as Talk is Cheap and 1998 (As Chet Faker).

This 2016, the Aussie came back as Nick Murphy and has brought out a few tunes heres and there.

Check out Nick’s Stop Me (Stop You), released a few hours ago, here!

The Radio Dept. are back

Swedish band The Radio Dept. are back.

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Running Out Of Love is the bands 4th studio album and it talks a bit about life in Sweden and how this year things are moving in the incorrect direction; politically, intellectually and morally. The problems and situations the boys sing about aren’t necessarily just “apt” for Sweden but for countries all around the world.

The album was released on the 21st October and has 10 absolutely stunning songs on it.

Have a listen to We Got Game, one of the singles the band released off the new album a few weeks ago.

Melanie C is back after 4 years with a new album!

Melanie C’s (better known as Mel C and/or Sporty Spice – well, at least by me – ) seventh studio album is out today.

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Anyone was the first and lead single off Version of Me.

Being such a massive Spice Girls fan as a kid, I followed Mel C’s path after their break up.

She had a few fantastic tunes (in my opinion) such as Never Be The Same Again and When You’re Gone with Bryan Adams – MASSIVE FAN OF THAT TUNE!!!

Version of Me is basically a pop album, and I’ve heard it form A to Z – considering the fact it came out today and it’s only 11:03am in Mexico City (where I am), I’m VERY impressed!

The album has 11 songs on it and I wish Mel the best in the world with it.

(You can buy it digitally, physically, or listen to it on Spotify!)

Have a listen to The Strokes new material, here!

About 2 years ago I got the chance to interview Julian Casablancas with his band Julian Casabalancas + the Voidz.

I must say, interviewing Julian and the boys is definitely in my Top 5 interviews!

Well, Julian is also the frontman of one of the most important rock bands of my era, I’m talking about The Strokes.

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The Strokes

The Strokes began in 1998 and they’re from New York City. They have 5 studio albums and will bring out an EP called Future, Present, Past very soon.

They’ve released a few audios that’ll be featured on their upcoming EP.

Have a listen to them, here!

Threat of Joy

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Drag Queen

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!

Gwen Stefani works with Sophie Muller on her latest music video; Misery.

English music video director, Sophie Muller worked with Gwen Stefani on her latest music video Misery.

The video is beautiful, the song is cool, too!

Misery is featured on Stefani’s third solo studio album This Is What The Truth Feels Like Out (released in March 2016).

(This is Gwen’s comeback after The Sweet Escape – which came out in 2006!!!)

The Pet Shop Boys release their thirteenth studio album, today!

The Pet Shop Boys are release their upcoming album Super today!


The synthpop duo formed back in 1981 and were huge in the 80’s and 90’s with songs like West End Girls, Always On My Mind and New York City Boys.

The album was written in London and Berlin and produced by Stuart Price in L.A.

Super has 12 songs on it and the first single is called The Pop Kids.

When I heard The Pop Kids for the first time, I got transported to the 90’s, I LOVE IT!

On the 20,21,22 & 23rd of July the boys will perform at the Royal Opera House in London.

Inner Sanctum is the name of the concert ‘tour’ and the choreographer of the show is Lynne Page.

Check out The Pop Kids, below!

Today I’m losing my Rolling Stones virginity!

Today I lose my Rolling Stones VIRGINITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Rolling Stones will be playing today and on Thursday in Mexico City!

It’s not the first time they’ve played in this wonderful City, but it is the first time I’ll see them play LIVE!

I’m lucky enough to be going for work and you can read an article I’ll be writing for an american magazine, tomorrow or on Wednesday.

I LOVE MY JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

See you later, Mick, Ronnie, Keith and Charlie!

<3

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