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Christine and the Queens: if Barbara was born in 1988 she would have been Heloïse Letissier.

Christine and the Queens: if Barbara was born in 1988 she would have been Heloïse Letissier.

The French music landscape has been painted in a new color thanks to the arrival of Christine and the Queens. Some say it is minimalistic, others essential. At LuxuryActivist we would say just two words: free and inspired.

Deaf Preachers, Rock & Energy at the maximum.

Deaf Preachers, Rock & Energy at the maximum.

This month, discover Deaf Preachers. An amazing Rock band, between garage-rock and punk-rock. They have been playing since 2006 and the only word is: ENERGY. They are launching a new EP this month, more than one year after the first album. For this and more below, they are our Music band of the month. End of 2006, the group was founded under the name The Bagro’s. Since then, they have been constantly playing and pushing the limits of energy on…

Hélène Grimaud, Brahms Concertos – new album

Hélène Grimaud, Brahms Concertos – new album

Hélène Grimaud is probably one of the most gifted pianist of her generation. And this fall, she is presenting a new album called BRAHMS CONCERTOS. Pure Romance. It is the perfect pretext to review the profile of this amazing pianist. Héléne Grimaud is french, she was born in Aix-en-Provence. She discovered the piano at age of 7 and since then it was a big love story between her and the beautiful instrument. After traveling quite a lot, she established herself…

Elīna Garanča sings songs of love and despair.

Elīna Garanča sings songs of love and despair.

Elīna Garanča is launching a new album in september 2012 called Romantique. A collection of songs of love and despair. According to Deutsche Gramophon it is an album for the fans! You can listen to the high class Diva singing works by Berlioz, Donizetti, Gounod, Saint-Saëns, Tchaikovsky and Vaccai. Elīna Garanča is accompanied by the Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale di Bologna – Yves Abel. The impressive track list : – Gaetano Donizetti, La Favorite, Act 3, “Oh! Mon Ferdinand” – Camille…

Lana Del Rey, purely essential.

Lana Del Rey, purely essential.

Do you know Lana Del Rey? Well, you should because she is the next big thing. She is an American singer and song writer. You probably know her first big hit called Video Games. Since october 2011, her album Born to Die became a big hit in more than 7 countries including the US. Her real name is Elisabeth Woolridge Grant,she was born in New York and grew up in Lake Placid, NY. She has chose this name because she…

Amy Winehouse – Lioness, Hidden treasures

Amy Winehouse – Lioness, Hidden treasures

In the music industry, you have artists that pass by, others make one big shot and are forever gone and others… become legends. This is the case of Amy Winehouse. After her death last july, a new album is coming in december – Lioness hidden treasures. The “chick from London” was an English singer-songwriter known for her powerful deep contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres including R&B, soul and jazz. Winehouse’s 2003 debut album, Frank, was critically successful in the UK. Her 2006 follow-up album, Back to Black, led to six Grammy…

Judas by Lady Gaga – Live performance

Judas by Lady Gaga – Live performance

Here is the first live performance of Lady Gaga’s Judas. This new song will be released on her new album Born this way. The album is scheduled for release on May 23, 2011. In this video you can see Lady Gaga at The Ellen Degeneres Show in the US. Enjoy.

Goldfrapp – New album Head First

Goldfrapp – New album Head First

Goldfrapp is finally back. After a quite longtime, they are back with a new brand album called Head First. It is the fifth album of the english group. Goldfrapp explains that this new album is: “the most powerful trip to date, a speedy rush of synth optimism, euphoria, fantasy and romance. With life affirming lyrics and stellar production it lifts off at full tilt and takes us on a journey to the heart of 2010”. I must say I was…

Katy Perry, Hottest woman on earth

Katy Perry, Hottest woman on earth

The American Magazine Maxim declared Katy Perry as Hottest Woman on earth this year. This is really making some noise, just before the launch of Perry’s new Album CALIFORNIA GURLS.