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 is Bowie’s 69th Birthday (and his 25th album comes out too)!

Today is David Bowie‘s 69th Birthday!!!

The Heroes interpreter was born today back in 1947.

Bowie’s first hit song was Space Oddity (where the famous line “Ground Control To Major Tom” came from).

Apart from the english singer/songwriter/arranger/multi-instrumentalist/record producer/actor and painter turning 69 today, his latest album Blackstar comes out today also!

Blackstar is David’s 25th studio album and it has 7 songs on it plus a bonus track if you download it digitally.

Wishing Ziggy a very Happy Birthday and a lot of success with his latest album!

David Bowie – Lazarus

Bowie will release 25th studio album in January 2016

David Bowie is releasing his 25th studio album called Blackstar on January 8th 2016 (which is also his 69th birthday).

The album will have seven songs on it, and the title track will be used as the opening music for the TV series The Last Panthers (based on real events by the Balkan jewel thieves the Pink Panthers).

I don’t think we have to talk much about what we expect and hope, we’re talking about Bowie, one of the most talented, precise, emotional, to the point musicians that has ever existed!

The Stars (Are Out Tonight) was featured on David’s last album The Next Day that came out in 2013

Rudimental release second studio album

One of the best feelings (for me) in the world is discovering new music…

I thought I had discovered Rudimental a few days ago when I heard We the Generation on the radio show I collaborate on with Jergas; thing is, whilst listening to them for quite a few hours, I realized I had heard their song Feel the Love ft. John Newman a few years ago!

Rudimental are a drum and bass band from Hackney, London.
They’ve collaborated with artists such as Alex Clare, Foxes and Emeli Sandé and were nominated for a Mercury Prize back in 2013, that same year they won the Brit and Mobo Award for Best Album (Home) and I don’t think they’re far off from winning quite a few more statues for their second album released earlier this month called We the Generation.

The name of their second album is the song I’m going to post, I hope you love it as much as I do!

Rudimental ft. Mahalia – We the Generation

This weeks recommendation: Sittin’ Pretty

As I mentioned a few days ago, I collaborate on a radio programme in Mexico City every Saturday from 6pm – 7pm on Reactor 105.7FM called Vigia.

I recommend upcoming/underground bands from the U.K – so please, if you have a band and/or know of someone in a band, let me know!

Sittin' Pretty

Jergas, the radio shows host put on some incredible tunes on Saturday such as Rudimental ft. Mahalia – We The Generation and Glass Animals – Haze.

Saturday 10th October 2015 recommendation: Sittin’ Pretty
– 5-piece blues rock band from Bolton, Greater Manchester, England.
– The bands influences are Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Thin Lizzy, Black Keys, White Stripes and The Doors.
– Their first EP called 24/7 will be released next month, don’t forget to check it out!
– Song I recommended: Dirty Side
Thanks to George (the bands bassist) for chatting with me and helping me out with info!
All the best guys!

Check out the show below!

Vigía #21: Glass Animals, Denver, Oberhofer, Miqui Brightside by Jergas on Mixcloud

Do you remember…?

As today is Thursday, I woke up in a funky mood…

Does Sophie Ellis-Bextor ring a bell?

She became well known in the 90’s as the lead singer of Theaudience (indie rock band, formed in London, England).

In the early 2000’s, Bextor decided to fly solo and became a worldwide phenomenon with songs such as Murder On The Dance Floor, Get Over You and Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love) in which she collaborated with Spiller.

And it’s that last song I mentioned that’s been on my mind for a few days now.

BLAST FROM THE PAST, fo sure!

Enjoy and remember, live it up, have fun and be careful!

Spiller ft. Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love)

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

Ed Sheeran supports and writes out tune for Food Revolution Day

Ed Sheeran wrote out a tune for Food Revolution Day (Food Revolution Day is a global campaign to put compulsory practical food education on the school curriculum. Jamie Oliver – english chef – passionately believes that by educating children about food in a fun and engaging way, we can equip them with the basic skills they need to lead healthier, happier lives, for themselves and their future families.)

Talented chef Jamie Oliver got together with a bunch of famous musicians/actors such as Paul McCartney, Hugh Jackman, Jamie Cullum, Alesha Dixon, Mr Hudson and of course, Ed Sheeran to perform the perfect song for Food Revolution Day.

Have a look and listen to the song here!

And don’t forget to Sign and Share it 🙂

Happy 56th Bday, Robert Smith!

Today is Robert Smith‘s 56th Birthday!

Robert is The Cure‘s lead singer among many other things in the band.

Born in Blackpool, England (ma homie!) back in 1959, Smith is a multi-instrumentalist, known for his unique stage look – funky hair and messy makeup. But he sure carries a voice on him! Still till this day, Robert is known for his spectacular performances – very long ones as well.. sometimes over 3 hours!

As a commemoration of Smith’s birthday I’d like to post the following song….

The Cure – Lovesong

Meet JJ Hodari, a passionate musician that I’ve known since I was a child

Born and raised in Manchester, England, JJ Hodari, is a down to earth, passionate, deep guy with an immense love for music that is noticeable the minute you hear him sing or see him play.

I’ve known JJ for years, since we were toddlers, and when I heard his music the first, I remember I was speechless. I had no idea JJ was into music! We were friends on social networks, but hadn’t really kept that much in touch…

JJ has said that he wants to make real music, no gimmicks – and this is evident in his emotive vocals and catchy melodies.

It’s weird to be a fan of someone you’ve known for years, but I must say, I am a big fan of yours JJ!

May your passion spread around the world, and I wish you the best in the world.

Have a listen to JJ perform his debut single Break our Bones released last October here: