Diwân 2 sees Rachid Taha reclaiming the older tunes of his childhood –but not without occasional touches of his angry punk persona surfacing just in time to avoid nostalgiaRead more "Rachid Taha – Diwan 2"
Dubbed ‘that rarest of jazz beasts: a genuine star’ by The Independent on Sunday, award-winning British jazz musician Dennis Rollins is currently touring to promote his third album, Big Night Out!, his funkiest yet and we have three signed copies to give away!Read more "Dennis Rollins’ Badbone & Co – Big CD Giveaway"
The singer songwriter boom continues in the UK but here at Fly, we like to look a little further a field sometimes. Nibs van der Spuy gently weaves his native Southern Africa into his guitar-led sound to create an album of disarming beautyRead more "Nibs van der Spuy – Beautiful Feet"
Los Desterrados, from not-so-exotic north London, have produced an album of underground Judeo-Spanish re-imaginings, slipping skilfully between epochs and musical traditionsRead more "Los Desterrados – Tu"
Off a harsh London thoroughfare, down a small dark side street, through shabby temporary fencing, past the friendly guy on a sofa, up the stairs and into London’s coolest jazz club to hear Finn Peters I wentRead more "Finn Peters – Vortex, London (Live Review)"
Subtitled, ‘greasy and explicit soul movers 1956 – 1970’, this collection of raw gut-bucket rhythm and blues is heavy on the blues and about as subtle as a German porn movieRead more "Andre Williams – Movin’ on with…"
Anyone who has seen El Tanbura in action will know that this is an amazing bunch of passionate musicians to hear. Can an album match up?Read more "El Tanbura – Between the Desert and the Sea"