Remember the seminal Manchester band the Diagram Brothers? No, not many do. They were good though and in Leeds outfit Yard Act, there may just be a successor. We like em. John Foxx has a new one and sounding like a cross between Bowie and Gang Of Four can’t ever be a bad thing. Everything else here is good too, especially Metz, Goodtime John and Chrome. What you need to do, right, is listen to this then go buy all of it. Go on then.

bonemachine – Arclight
Yard Act (pictured) – Fixer Upper
John Foxx & The Maths – Howl
Sly & The Family Drone – My Torso Is A Shotgun
Metz – A Boat To Drown In
Ashley Sherlock – Been Here Before
Reaction – Illuminate
Muck & The Mires – Take Me Back To Planet Earth
Do Nothing – Comedy Gold
The Jayhawks – This Forgotten Town
Kidsmoke – Layla’s Love
Goodtime John – Hang On
Chrome – Go!
Løe – Once And For All
Fold – Aphelion ft. Mr Gee
Smoove & Turrell – Elgin Towers (Steve Cobby remix)