The Sunday Preview: Rock

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Sade (Royal Albert Hall, 071-589 8212, Thurs). First British show in an aeon for the silken-voiced Eighties refugee.

Trumans Water (Leeds Duchess of York, 0532-453929, tomorrow; Newcastle Riverside, 091-264386, Tues; Sheffield Leadmill, 0742-754500, Wed; Nottingham Old Vic, 0602-585914, Thurs; Windsor Old Trout, 0753- 869897, Fri; London Underworld, 071- 482 1932, Sat). Prime Californian guitar weirdness.

JTQ with Noel McKoy (Bournemouth Univ, 0202-546629, Tues; Woking Fantails, 0483-761144, Wed; Cambridge Junction, 0223-412600, Thurs; Bristol Univ, 0272-299008, Fri; Manchester Academy, 061-275 2959, Sat; then touring). Brit funk-jazz doodlers, newly enlivened by McKoy's big soul vocals.

The Fall (Univ of Newcastle, 091-232 8402, Thurs; Manchester Univ, 061-839 0858, Fri; Liverpool Central Methodist Hall, 051-709 4435, Sat; then touring). Northern soul veterans, currently producing their best work in years-aaaa. See feature, page 21.