Loyle Carner- SOLD OUT
Time & Location
About The Event
The Grand Social
27th April 2019 (SOLD-OUT)
**** - The Observer
**** - The Guardian – ‘Both unique and universal’
**** - MOJO ‘A disarming, relatable debut’
**** - Financial Times - ‘An engrossing and impressive debut’
**** - Q - ‘Special debut’
**** - Evening Standard - ‘Startlingly honest’
**** - Daily Mirror - ‘He writes cleverly and thoughtfully about the challenges of adulthood’
**** - Daily Star - ‘Yesterday’s Gone, but the future could be Loyle’s’
**** - The Times
**** - DIY - ‘Its creativity and poetry will floor you’
8/10 - Loud & Quiet – ‘Sonically vast and ambitious… quintessentially British’
8.5/10 - The Line of Best Fit – ALBUM OF THE WEEK ‘Most honest, soulful and inspiring debut British rap albums since Roots Manuva’s Brand New Second Hand from 1999’
London in Stereo – ‘Relatable and affecting’
Last week Loyle Carner returned after over 18 months with his brand new single and video for ‘Ottolenghi’, co-written and featuring Jordan Rakei, released via AMF Records. [WATCH HERE]. Today, Loyle announces a Spring UK & Ireland tour which will include London’s Roundhouse. Pre-sale tickets Wednesday 17th October via DICE and Loyle’s website, sign up to his mailing list to be notified - https://loylecarner.com/#sign-up. Tickets go on general sale Friday 19th October.
New single ‘Ottolenghi’ is named after, and loosely inspired by, the pioneering chef Yotam Ottolenghi. The song came to life when Loyle was quizzed by a family on a commuter train about the “Bible” he was reading, which was in fact the aforementioned chef’s cookbook ‘Jerusalem’.
The video was directed by multiple award winning director Oscar Hudson and follows Loyle and family on a train journey in to the surreal. The song's title comes to life with the subtle cameo of Yotam Ottolenghi himself.
Loyle first appeared on the scene back in 2014, with his debut EP ‘A Little Late’, he followed that up with his BRIT (Best Male, Best Newcomer) and Mercury Prize nominated, top 20 debut ‘Yesterday’s Gone’. The bedrock of honest and raw sentimentality that you hear on ‘Yesterday’s Gone’ has left an inextinguishable mark on music in general and UK Hip Hop in particular, standing out as an ageless, bulletproof debut.
Since the release of ‘Yesterday’s Gone’ Loyle has toured the world, started a cooking school for kids with ADHD, created an award winning, bespoke rap for the Champions League final, campaigned for men’s mental health and fronted a worldwide YSL campaign. By anyone’s standards, Loyle has already achieved a lot. Join the ride to see where else this prodigiously gifted voice of a generation can take us.