Mia Klose - London
This is an album i’ve been waiting for for a while now. Having found Mia Klose’s music a while ago via twitter i was instantly a fan and found it very exciting to have a new female to shout about in the rock world.
From the get go, you can immediately hear that this is a great rock record, full of attitude, sass and a great vocal from Mia. It transports you back to the 80s in a matter of seconds with some great riffs and incredible solo’s to boot. Mia could easily fit in nicely with the Lita Fords and Pat Benatars, undoubtedly so.
The classic rock approach to this debut will appeal to many, but aswell as the retro feel the record has the songs also sound new and fresh for the now. As far as debut’s go, this is a great start and i can only imagine what her future sound may evolve into.
Standout tracks for me are Ladykiller, London’s a Heartbreaker and Never Too Late, all perfectly formed rock songs with a very sweet vibe to them. The intro to Living for Tomorrow is reminiscent of Guns N’ Roses So Fine and its a great big ballad of a track. There are a few points where i wish it was that little bit heavier, that little bit rawer, but overall London is a great record.
Mia has a great voice, amazing style and a cracking band behind her, and she is really onto something special here. I personally can’t wait to see what she does next!
Interview - Mia Klose
We caught up with new girl in town Mia Klose about her move to London, her forthcoming album, and what her plans for the future are!
You hail from Sweden originally, why the move to London?
Sweden is great and beautiful, but it’s very small compared to London. There is not a lot going on there. I wanted to live the big city life so I moved! In London you can really explore your creativity, you can be who you are without having anyone judging you! I think that’s what I like most about London!
Was it a concious choice in order to further your music career?
Initially I only planned to stay for a few months, but I quickly built music contacts that made it convenient for me to stay!
How did you become a singer? What brought you into the world of music?
A major part of my family is working with music professionally in one way or the other so I’m pretty much born in to it! I was standing on a stage the first time when I was only three years old and I have played many different instruments through the years. I started to sing in bands and take singing lessons when I was about 13 years old and since then it has been my main focus!
What music/bands do you take influence from?
I take influences from a lot of different sources. I’m not necessarily tied to one genre of music, as long as the quality is good I can appreciate almost all kinds. Though my strongest passion lies in the classic rock and metal from its golden era of the 80s and 90s! I like music that is expressive, makes you feel something and doesn’t leave you blank!
Which female singers/bands inspire you?
Janis Joplin, Gwen Stefani, Joan Jett, Lita Ford to mention a few!
How does in feel being a woman in the world of rock/metal? Do you think it is more tough?
I don’t think the feeling you get from being a rock musician is depending on your gender! I love what I do and that’s all that matters in the end! J
You have yourself some killer tracks, can we expect an album anytime soon?
Thank you very much I’m glad to hear you like the tracks! My debut album LONDON is set to be released on the 1st of August this year! It will be available at miaklose.com and at iTunes. I love all the tracks on the album, and I’m confident if you like what you have heard online so far you won’t be disappointed! I’m very happy and proud of it!
Do you have any plans to head out on tour?
The intention is to plan a tour as soon as the album is out. In the U.K to start with, but we want to come and play for all our fans out there, so we will do it as soon as we get the opportunity! My favourite part of being a musician is playing live so expect to see us on the road near you soon!
Anything else we can expect from you in 2012?
Our new web store has just opened at http://store.miaklose.com/ and will have more items added to it soon. So keep your eyes on there! Make sure to grab a copy of the album once it’s out and come and see us live when we play near you!! Also find me online at www.facebook.com/miaklose or at www.twitter.com/mia_klose
Thank you for the interview!
You can find more info and listen to some tracks from Mia at the above links!
Think Michael Monroe mixed with Madonna. Think Skid Row meets Lita Ford. What you get is Mia Klose ladies and gentlemen. A native of Sweden living in London, she is getting ready to take the rock world by storm with her brand of 80s rock, served up with a 21st century twist.
Like a modern day Pat Benetar, Mia’s vocals are sweet and powerful, backed by heavy solid guitar and melodys that will stick in your head for days. She has style and flair, but also all the rock credentials and a fierce attitude to back it up! Currently writing and recording new material for her debut album to be released this year, Mia is fresh and exciting new talent ready to show us what she is made of!