What is it with Mancunians and parades? First we had Jeremy Deller's majestic Procession, part of the Manchester International Festival in July, and now Ian Brown's getting in on the action. King Monkey has recruited drummers, trumpeters and flag-wavers to march behind him (obviously they're the only ones marching - Brown's doing his usual wide-boy, tracky-bum bowl) in the video for his magnificent new track "Stellify". To be honest, it's not quite as ambitious as Deller's efforts, but Brown's boys do have one hell of a soundtrack. And some rather nice hats.
"Stellify" is available on iTunes now, and released as a single on 21 September. Ian Brown's new album, My Way, is out on 28 September on Fiction.