Being shortlisted for the BBC Sound of 2013 (she came fourth) hasn't done the likeable songstress any harm - she's already got into the habit of selling out her own shows and standing on her own two feet. Awards - who needs them?
Laura Mvula doesn't - she's been too busy building up interest for the release of her first album. Released in March, "Sing to the Moon" was acclaimed upon its release and has spawned a hit-single in "Green Garden", as well as rising to #9 itself. The album is an accomplished melange of slightly trippy soul with a pop bent that has assured her a place in chart history and sold-out shows.
Now in-demand, Mvula's diary has been swamped with festival offers, including the Isle of Wight Festival, V Festival, Latitude, Festival No.6 and Live at Leeds 2013, preceded by a UK tour supporting Paloma Faith which is all but sold out, save for spaces at the Bournemouth and London shows.
Fear not fans of Laura Mvula - the singer has confirmed a string of autumn shows, guaranteed to make those shorter nights a bit more welcoming. Stops include Newcastle on 1st October, followed by Shepherd's Bush on the 4th, then Bristol, Birmingham and more until Belfast on the 13th.
Tickets on sale now, priced from around £15 - £25.