Reasons to be cheerful…..

Posted by Dean Piper On March 31st, 2012

Florence and the Machine (above in McQueen at the Brits) have produced a blinder with their next release – an MTV Unplugged album. Re-workings of most of their biggest hits. The album comes out next week and is essential if you’re a fan. Her vocals have never sounded better.

Marina and the Diamonds have a stonking new album called Electra Heart. It’s full of big hits and lead single Primadonna is already a radio hit. Biggup Marina.

Paloma Faith is going to be back soon with an amazing new single called Picking Up The Pieces (out May 20th). I’ve heard two songs from the new album Fall To Grace and they’re perfect for the summer – Thirty-Minute Love Affair is a corker of a tune too. Paloma rocks.

Erykah Badu is coming to London to perform as part of this year’s Blue’s Fest. The star will play June 27 at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo. Get your tickets at Also on the bill are the likes of Van Morrison, Tom Jones and the Brand New Heavies.

Harper Collins have acquired the rights to a further two One Direction books to be released by the end of 2013. The first is set to be the One Direction Official Annual ’2013′ and the second is as yet unknown. That’s a million or so Christmas stocking fillers sorted!

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