Masters In France, The Harley - Tonight, Sat, May 14, 2011

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BAFFLING as it may seem Masters In France have more to do with this side of the English Channel – or even the Bristol Channel, writes David Dunn.

Two years ago they came together in Caernarfon and Bangor – that’s North Wales, not France – although apparently our Gallic cousins are among those enjoying their efforts.

They made headlines when they began releasing music in Welsh and English, with radio across the border picking it up to stir a wider appetite for new single A.I. (Artificial Inches), out two weeks after their Sheffield debut at The Harley on a bill also featuring Elephant Keys among others. Listen out for previous tasters Mad Hatter and Little Girl.

Having already played to the masses at Bolton’s Reebok Stadium, The Jade Assembly hit the more intimate surroundings of Sheffield’s DQ tonight ahead of releasing new single Same Time Same Place on June 6.

The hotly-tipped quartet comprise confident “northern poet” vocalist Foz - aka John Foster - lead guitarist Matt Gough, Watson on drums and bassist Jimmy B.