Anwar Ali moved to the UK as a refugee, originally hailing from the Bajuni Islands; a tropical paradise off the coast of East Africa. Dave Owen is a guitarist from Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, who’s been playing around Liverpool for years.
Somewhat fortuitously, the pair met in Liverpool’s Zanzibar Club and from there Liverpool's very own, Mellowtone Records are now releasing the ‘Mchanga Mweupe’ EP; Anwar and Dave's their very first release, a special edition CD limited to just 100 signed and numbered copies worldwide.
The five tracks were recorded in Liverpool by Natham Kirkham, and were released to coincide with their appearance at the 25th Anniversary Africa Oye Festival last weekend.
You can order the EP Here
Robin Trower is back with a new solo album and at 72 "Time and Emotion" is a magnificent achievement.
Robin will perform his only concert in the UK this year at London's Islington Assembly Hall on Wednesday 29th November.
"I can honestly say I don't know when I have been happier with an album," says Robin Trower. "I feel 'Time and Emotion' contains some of my very best work."
The record has a UK release via Manhaton Records on 4th August.
Cabbage have announced details of a headline tour for September & October 2017. They will be supported by Doncaster’s The Blinders, Liverpool’s Queen Zee and The Sasstones, and Proletariat, from Cabbage’s hometown of Mossley, Greater Manchester.
The headline dates will follow a packed summer schedule of Festival appearances, including Reading & Leeds, Latitude, TRNSMT, Festival No.6, and two shows at Glastonbury (John Peel Stage & Left Field Stage).
Sept 27 Holmfirth, Picturedrome *
Sept 28 Preston, 53 Degrees *
Sept 29 Stockton, Ku Bar *
Sept 30 Leeds, Live Art Bistro *
Oct 6 Peterborough, The Met Lounge **
Oct 11 Dundee, Church **
Oct 12 Dunfermline, PJ Molloys **
Oct 13 Darlington, Inside Out (Darlington) **
Oct 14 Barrow, The Drawing Room **
Oct 17 Norwich, Norwich Arts Centre *
Oct 18 Bedford, Bedford Esquires *
Oct 19 Stowmarket, John Peel Centre for Creative Arts *
Oct 20 Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms *
Oct 21 Buckley, The Tivoli *
* The Blinders (Main Support), Queen Zee and The Sasstones (Opener)
** Queen Zee and The Sasstones (Main Support), Proletariat (Opener)
Placebo have just announced a brand new single “Life’s What You Make It” plus a string of UK tour dates for this October.
Take a look at the video for 'Life is what you make it'
October Tour Dates
Sat 7 - Edinburgh Usher Hall
Sun 8 - Dundee Caird Hall
Tue 10 - Doncaster Dome
Wed 11 - Blackpool Empress Ballroom
Fri 13 - Reading Rivermead
Sat 14 - Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Mon 16 - Portsmouth Guildhall
Tue 17 - Swindon Oasis
Fri 20 - Plymouth Pavilions
Sat 21 - Wolverhampton Civic Hall
Mon 23 - London O2 Brixton Academy