Aziz Ibrahim, Mike Joyce and Andy Rourke play live for first time at NME Premier Show...

Aziz, the new group fronted by ex-Stone Roses guitarist AZIZ IBRAHIM and featuring ex-SMITHS members ANDY ROURKE and MIKE JOYCE are to play their first live gig proper at the NME PREMIER SHOW at the London WC1 Astoria on January 27.

The band join a bill featuring Invasian, Regular Fries and Asian Dub Foundation, who headline the night.

Previously, the band have only made a handful of very low-key outings around their hometown of Manchester.

Before their appearance at the Astoria, the band will also answer your questions via a live webcast on

Aziz’s band are also preparing a track that’ll be available for download imminently via

Watch this space!

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