AZIZ TAKES THE MIDDLE ROAD!

Aziz Ibrahim, former guitar player in The Stone Roses, tells nme.com exclusively about debut single and album...

Aziz, the band fronted by ex-Stone Roses guitarist AZIZ IBRAHIM, release their debut single ‘MIDDLE ROAD’ in May.

The five-track EP features Paul Weller on organ and backing vocals, and will be backed by a remix of the track, as well as two new numbers, ‘Kills Me’ and ‘Murassi’.

Aziz the band also features former Smiths members Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce.

Aziz spoke exclusively to nme.com about the forthcoming single, which will be released on his own label, No Label Records. He said: “I’m over the moon that I’ve finally got my shit together because I’ve never released a single on my own before. ‘Middle Road’ is inspired by a lecture my dad gave me when I was younger, I suppose we’ve all had one and it just sticks in your mind.”

Aziz‘s debut album, called ‘From Lahore To Longsight’, will be released in August, and another single, ‘Mummy’s Boy’, may be the second single from the album.

Azizwill play two warm-up gigs at the Ashton Witchwood (May 26) and York Fibbers (29) prior to his support slots with Paul Weller on the following dates of his current UK tour: London Royal Albert Hall (May 2), Nottingham Arena (5), Manchester Apollo (6 & 7) and Aston Villa Leisure Centre (9 & 10).

Aziz will then play a headlining show in Manchester at the Band On The Wall on May 12.

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