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A VENUE legendary across the North-West, with bands gracing its hallowed boards at least since a stage was installed 90 or so years ago (when it was The George & Dragon), Band on the Wall, up at the top of the Northern Quarter, is branching out with its own label, launching a singles club next …

ATOM is the forthcoming and wholly anagrammatical album of the Austrian-based, Bulgarian-born leftfield beats investigator Tomá Ivanov, known for the purposes of music as TOMÁ. His particular thing, he tells us, is “avant-garde lo-fi-jazz-psychedelic-pop”, which sounds appetisingly eclectic; and which eclecticism your ears will be pleased to confirm after taking a dip into his debut …

HOXTON’S Lewis Recordings know a little about a mighty fine groove when they hear one. Let that be a matter of record. We’ve covered the doings of the Still Brothers in this pages before, when they dropped the “The Deep”/”Wake Up” on 7″ in the heights of last summer, a cracker inspired by and incorporating …

GARLANDED in her home country of Germany as the queen of soul, and one of the first artists from Europe to ever receive the accolade of a contract with Motown; you don’t get to write these kinds of things on your CV without a reservoir of talent to back them up. And you can see …

WITH his latest album, A View Of U, for home of all things glorious and wonky and beat-driven, Ninja Tune, being lauded across the wide sphere of electronic music, North Carolinan Travis Stewart has dropped a big, smooth bomb of a remix of “Star”, the second track, featuring the vocal honey of Tanerélle and Mono/Poly …

STELLAR frontwoman of the excellent funk freestylers The Mighty Mocambos Gizelle Smith has followed up her out-there-in-orbit cover of Kate Bush’s “King Of The Mountain” with a double drop of conscious, expansive, neo-psychedelic soul, “Better Remember (They’re Controlling You)” and “Miss World (Less Is More)”; and we’ve got that digital A-side for you to listen …

RAISED in Helsinki’s east side by a Latin mother and a jazz guitarist father, the music seized Bobby Oroza from an early age; an excellent familial record collection included Motown, doo-wop, crooners and South American folk and set him on his path to a deal with the lovely Big Crown – a great dovetailing. And …

BRAINSTORY came firing out of the San Bernadino Valley in California s in 2015 with a six-track, jazzy CD EP entitled A Natural Phantasm; and Big Crown over in Brooklyn properly liked what they heard, saw that it was good; quickly gathered Kevin, Tony, Eric into their welcoming arms. And Big Crown has been their …