One of my favourite feelings in the world is discovering new sounds and music: St. Paul and The Broken Bones

St. Paul and The Broken Bones are a 6 piece soul band from Birmingham, Alabama, USA formed in 2012.

The band have released two EP’s and in February 2014, the band released their first album called Half The City.

Call Me (off Half The City)

Paul, Jesse, Browan, Andrew, Al and Allen will release their second studio album Sea of Noise in September.

The upcoming album is a mix of old R&B, soul, funk and rock.

I mean, with that description of sound and after the stuff I’ve heard from the Alabama based band, I can honestly say that Sea of Noise is going to be mental.

Check out the trailer for Sea of Noise, here!

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!

Remembering Etta

One of my favourite Soul, Blues and Jazz singers, Etta James would turn 78 years old today if she were still with us.

Etta began her career in 1954, gained fames with songs such as The Wallflower, Tell Mama, Something’s Got A Hold of Me, I’d Rather Go Blind and of course, At Last.


James passed away at the age of 73 on the 20th January 2012 in California.

Lets remember the Queen of Soul with two incredible, beautiful, wonderful songs.

Something’s Got A Hold Of Me

At Last

The Queen of Psychedelic Soul died 44 years ago today

The Queen of Psychedelic Soul, Janis Joplin passed away 44 years ago today.

She is one of the members of the 27 Club alongside artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Brian Jones and Jim Morrison.

Janis rose to fame in the late 60’s and two of her huge gigs were: Monterey Pop Festival in California over the summer in 1967 and the one and only Woodstock in 1969.

A post couldn’t do Joplin justice, at the end of the day she was The Queen and her voice was and is iconic.

May we remember her with one of her hit songs, Maybe.

Janis Joplin – Maybe