G R O O V E M E N T / MANCHESTER & BEYOND

New Music / Universal Tree: The Road

Perfect summertime soul from new Sheffield outfit Universal Tree. The Road plays almost as an ode to the timeless Be Thankful For What You’ve Got from William Devaughn, but very

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New Music / ocnotes: True To Life

New music from Arizona visual artist and producer ocnotes over on his Bandcamp, where you can also check a video for the track. ocnotes.net open.spotify.com Twitter True To Life by

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New Music / Fatima: Caught In A Lie (produced by Natureboy Flako)

Caught In A Lie by Fatima Portrait by Jonna Dreiman Fatima returns with the follow up to the JD. Reid produced Somebody Else, and this time she’s brought aboard the

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Moses Sumney UK dates and Quarrel video

19 Sep: Manchester, UK @ The Dancehouse Theatre 20 Sep: Leeds, UK @ Howard Assembly Room 21 Sep: London, UK @ Royal Festival Hall   Quarrel is the latest track

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Playlist: 30/70 Collective & Allysha Joy hit Manchester 16 June 2018

Next week sees Melbourne’s electric jazz soul crew 30/70 Collective hit Manchester’s Soup Kitchen, double headlining with prolific producer Werkha (read my 2014 Now Then interview with him here). BUY

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On Wax / Children Of Zeus announce debut album Travel Light

Album of the summer, if not the year. Available for pre-order now on double LP, CD with bonus disc of The Story So Far…, cassette and digital. Released on First

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Manchester / Gizelle Smith hits Band On The Wall 10 July 2018

One of our oldest friends returns to Manchester in July to celebrate the release of her second album, Ruthless Day, on Jalapeño Records. Gizelle always pours her heart out on

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Murkage Dave: You Always Ring Me When I’m Busy

Murkage Dave returns with this Hologram Lo-produced melancholic reflection on answering that phone. Buy and stream the single here. There’s a Zed Bias remix too!  

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On Wax / Yazmin Lacey: When The Sun Dips 90 Degrees

Yazmin’s first physical release for the First Word label, in name at least, is the Yin to the Yang of her debut EP, Black Moon. The sublime cover art comes

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Mix / Mr Spin Selection #3 for Groovement

  The finest soul and hip hop courtesy of Mr Spin, selected with Groovement in mind this time around and featuring tracks from Tina Turner, Sly & The Family Stone, Mr Jukes, Rakim and

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