The second coming of British female artists!

For the record, I am not religious (at all), I just like the sound of ‘second coming!’

Followers of this blog, or of me on Twitter will know I quite like female singers, and British ones especially as well! With that, comes this post!

Around the last few years of last decade, numerous talented female artists were coming out of the United Kingdom, Florence and the Machine, Ellie Goulding, VV Brown, Paloma Faith and Little Boots to name a few. Well, three and some years later, they are now releasing their follow-up albums. Here is a few that I know of off-hand.

Florence and the Machine of course released her sophomore effort, Ceremonials last fall.

Speech Debelle, the winner of the Mercury Prize in 2009 for her debut Speech Therapy (beating out acts such as Bat for Lashes, Glasvegas, Kasabian, and La Roux among others), released her second album, Freedom of Speech in February of this year. Read my review of her debut from August of 2010. Her genre is hip hop, but I like to think of it as organic hip hop, as her debut was made with instrumentation not made from computers. I have yet to hear her new album.

Marina and the Diamonds also quietly released her new album, Electra Heart on April 27th. Quietly here in North America anyway (likely more publicity and promotion in the UK). I had watched the two preview, or teaser videos late last summer, but had not watched the newer ones, not being sure which was going to be found on the album. Watch the aforementioned videos, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4 (Part 4 being the first single). I have yet to hear her new album, but I am a big fan of her first, The Family Jewels.

I cannot say I am really a Pixie Lott fan, she has a few decent tunes from what I have heard, but nothing too amazing. Regardless, she released her second album, Young Foolish Happy, last November.

As mentioned in my last blog post, Paloma Faith‘s new album, Fall to Grace, was just released on May 28.

Alexandra Burke‘s new album, Heartbreak on Hold, is just around the corner, it is released on June 4.

In the works presently are new albums from La Roux, Ellie Goulding, Little Boots, VV Brown, and Diana Vickers.

No word on a new Eliza Doolittle album yet. Also, the third Noisettes album is in the works as well!

Click to continue for some embedded music videos from the aforementioned artists.

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Adam Yauch • August 5, 1964 – May 4, 2012

Last Friday the world lost a great person. Most of the world, myself included knew him as MCA of the Beastie Boys. As an entertainer, he was an innovator as part of the Beastie Boys, and through his Nathanial Hörnblowér directing numerous music videos and assorted video and film releases. He went beyond an entertainer as an activist, working for the Tibetan independence movement, and organising the Tibetan Freedom Concert. And from what I understand, an all-around great person. He will be missed, but not forgotten.

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Mike D, Ad-Rock, MCA

Title Source Year Director(s) Alternate link(s)

Holy Snappers | Polly Wog Stew | 1982 | Nathanial Hörnblowér | Dailymotion

*She’s on It | Krush Groove Soundtrack | 1985 | ?? | VEVO, Dailymotion

*Hold It Now, Hit It | Licensed to Ill | 1986 | ?? | VEVO, Dailymotion

*(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!) | Licensed to Ill | 1986 | Ric Menello, Adam Dubin | VEVO

*No Sleep till Brooklyn | Licensed to Ill | 1987 | Adam Dubin, Ric Menello | VEVO, Google Video

*Hey Ladies | Paul’s Boutique | 1989 | Adam Bernstein | VEVO

Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun | Paul’s Boutique | 1989 | Nathanial Hörnblowér | VEVO, Dailymotion

*Shake Your Rump | Paul’s Boutique | 1989 | Nathanial Hörnblowér | VEVO, Dailymotion

Shadrach | Paul’s Boutique | 1989 | Nathanial Hörnblowér

Netty’s Girl | “Pass the Mic” single | 1992 | Tamra Davis | Dailymotion

*Pass the Mic | Check Your Head | 1992 | Nathanial Hörnblowér | VEVO, Dailymotion

*So What’cha Want | Check Your Head | 1992 | Nathanial Hörnblowér | VEVO, Dailymotion

*Jimmy James | Check Your Head | 1992 | Nathanial Hörnblowér, Lisa Ann Cabasa | Dailymotion

Time for Livin’ | Check Your Head | 1992 | Spike Jonze

Something’s Got to Give | Check Your Head | 1992 Spike Jones, Nathanial Hörnblowér | VEVO, Dailymotion

Gratitude | Check Your Head | 1993 | David Perez | VEVO, Dailymotion

*Sabotage | Ill Communication | 1994 | Spike Jonze | VEVO, Dailymotion

*Sure Shot | Ill Communication | 1994 | Spike Jonze, Nathanial Hörnblowér | VEVO, Dailymotion

*Root Down | Ill Communication | 1995 | Evan Bernard | VEVO, Dailymotion

*Intergalactic | Hello Nasty | 1998 | Nathanial Hörnblowér | VEVO, Dailymotion

*Body Movin’ (Fatboy Slim remix) | “Body Movin'” Single | 1998 | Nathanial Hörnblowér | VEVO, Dailymotion

*Three MC’s and One DJ | Hello Nasty | 1999 | Nathanial Hörnblowér | VEVO, Dailymotion

*Alive | Beastie Boys Anthology: The Sounds of Science | 1999 | Nathanial Hörnblowér | VEVO, Dailymotion

*Ch-Check It Out | To the 5 Boroughs | 2004 | Nathanial Hörnblowér | YouTube

*Triple Trouble | To the 5 Boroughs | 2004 | Nathanial Hörnblowér

Right Right Now Now | To the 5 Boroughs | 2004 | Nathanial Hörnblowér

An Open Letter to NYC | To the 5 Boroughs | 2005 | ??

Brass Monkey (live) Awesome; I Fuckin’ Shot That! | 2005 | Nathaniel Hörnblowér

Suca De Tangerina | The Mix-Up | 2007 | Spike Jones, Nathanial Hörnblowér VEVO, Dailymotion

The Rat Cage | The Mix-Up | 2007 | Spike Jonze | VEVO, Dailymotion

*Off the Grid | The Mix-Up | 2007 | Spike Jones, Nathanial Hörnblowér | VEVO, Dailymotion

*Make Some Noise | Hot Sauce Committee Part Two | 2011 | Nathanial Hörnblowér | VEVO, full length film – Fight For Your Right (Revisited)

*Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win (featuring Santigold) | Hot Sauce Committee Part Two | 2011 | Spike Jonze | VEVO, episodic version