My Four: Four Tracks You Need to Know About 4

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Another week is upon us and it’s time to tell you about the four acts that will rock your musical world. Let me, Mark Sharpley, guide you through the music stratosphere and point you in the direction of what’s good this week.

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WILKO JOHNSON & ROGER DALTREY

The team of Dr Feelgood’s Wilko Johnson and The Who’s Roger Daltrey come together for what is a sad swansong for Wilko with his battle with terminal cancer. But has it stopped him doing what he does best? Not on your nelly and with the legend that is Roger Daltrey providing the vocals, the album, Going Back Home, will give people a reminder that anything is possible no matter what life throws at you. Available on the Chess label, here is “I Keep It All To Myself.” |  www.wilkojohnson.org | Find it on iTunes

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ELBOW

Manchester’s very own Elbow return in grand splendor with the release of the new album, The Take Off And The Landing Of Everything. This the bands sixth album and apparently took quite a lot of working titles before settling for a nice long one. Singer Guy Garvey has described the album as “celebratory of life events…especially as people hit the age of 40” and I am sure it will be a cracker. Available on the Fiction Records label, this is “New York Morning.” | www.elbow.co.uk | Find it on iTunes

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DAN CROLL

Twenty three old Dan Croll hasn’t had a bad musical baptism so far. At eighteen years of age, he attended the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, was one of eight students picked by Sir Paul McCartney to have one-to-one teaching, won the national Songwriter Of The Year award whilst studying at LIPA and has supported Bastille and Imagine Dragons. Oh, and has also had one of his songs appear on FIFA 14 and Grand Theft Auto V. And now he releases his first album, Sweet Disarray, and will give all of us who don’t own a Playstation a chance to listen to a very promising debut. Available on the Turn First label, this cut from the album is called “Compliment Your Soul.”  www.dancroll.com  | Get it on iTunes 

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THE CORRESPONDENTS

And finally this week, it’s the turn of alternative dance outfit The Correspondents. Hailing from London, the duo of DJ Chucks and MC Mr Bruce formed in 2007 and have been regulars on the festival scene and were named as one of the top ten acts at Glastonbury 2010. Their album, Puppet Loosely Strung, is their debut album and will add a bit of fizz to your music collection. Available on the Kudos Records label, this is “What’s Happened To Soho?” | www.thecorrespondents.co.uk  | Get it on iTunes   

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And thats your lot for this week but be sure to have a butchers next week for more of my recommended artists. Keep on keeping on.

 — Mark Sharpley

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Ann Marie likes art, music and cat videos. She writes occasionally and is a fierce twitter connoisseur.

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