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Fauve (who also style themselves with the symbol ≠) are a shady, amorphous collective of musicians and video artists who sprang their corrosive slam-inspired wordplay on an unsuspecting French public last year. Check their brilliant EP 'Blizzard'.
The villainous looking Michael Fitzpatrick leads his ’60s-style soul-pop group to Paris for some serious organ and brass action. They have a more upbeat, pop-focussed take on the classic soul revival sound of other recent groups like Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings and Charles Bradley's Extraordinaires.
There's no doubt that Gregory Porter is one of the great voices to emerge from music of any genre in recent times. It would be inaccurate to pin him down as a jazz singer: the New York-based Californian with a voice like honey has spent the last few years collaborating with artists of all stripes, and is equally at home with gospel, soul or funk.
Glasgow's indie heroes return to the stage, showcasing tracks from their fourth record 'Right Thought, Right Words, Right Action' alongside funky, literate, new wave-inspired Franz classics like 'Take Me Out', 'The Dark of the Matinée' and 'Do You Want To'. Sharp riffs, sharp dance moves and sharp togs too: what more could you want?
One of the most enthralling live acts around, Tinariwen are an 11-strong band of Tuaregs from the Sahara who perform in their traditional robes, sing mostly in French and Tamashek and use electric guitars to play exciting, mesmeric and intoxicating desert blues. They've sparked a renewed interest in Saharan music, and in other bands from Mali such