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Josephine is a name of at least six acts.

[1] A mononym of Manchester, UK, singer/songwriter Josephine Oniyama. She débuted with the track “Closer” (on In the City: Unsigned 2006, Oct 2006) and her latest album is Portrait (Oct 2012, Ark).

Her music is inspired by the musicians of the Manchester area coupled with the musical heritage of her West African family. In her youth, house parties invariably centered on her mother’s collection of vinyl: , soul and Congolese music. Stacked in the front room was King Sunny Ade, The Isley Brothers, The Supremes, Ali Farka Touré and Johnny Cash.

Sites: Wikipedia, Discogs and MusicBrainz

[2] A defunct Norwegian alternative rock band inspired by anything from Neil Young to The Appleseed Cast, from M*A*S*H to Don DeLillo, from Jean-Michel Basquiat to bad weather and evil robots. Josephine released three EPs and two albums between 2001 and 2007.

[3] Punk/Progressive band from Johnson County, Kansas. However, they are now listed on MySpace as Josephine Collective, which is their new name.

[4] A Czech band (perhaps electronica-pop)

[5] A defunct Scottish indie rock group championed by Steve Lamacq with comparisons made to The Fall and Pavement. They released one album ‘This is Not an Advertisement’, three singes ‘Vinyl Hit’, ‘Lipstick Circus’, ‘My Name is Red’ and a four track EP. Bass player Roz Davies now fronts Miss The Occupier.

[6] Drone collaboration between Milton Cross & Jefre Cantu-Ledesma.


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