Following his sold-out show last February, Loyle Carner will return to Dublin this September to headline the Button Factory.
“Loyle Carner is Britain’s most recent new hope in hip hop” – The Fader
“Expect Loyle Carner to keep killing it” – NME
“Carner combines emotive subject matter with an easy flow” – The Observer
22-year-old, South Londoner Loyle Carner released his debut album ‘Yesterday’s Gone’ on 20th January through burgeoning label AMF Records.
Loyle’s insight, erudition and poetic intensity have earned him the respect of all the right people: die-hard hip-hop fans, industry insiders and most importantly, his peers. ‘Yesterday’s Gone’ is planted at an intersection between the boom-bap of East Coast hip-hop, jazz-inflected portraits of South London, and soulful laid back pop. There’s a bedrock of honest and raw sentimentality running through ‘Yesterday’s Gone’.
Album opener ‘The Isle Of Arran’ sounds a little like early Kanye – with its pitched-up gospel sample, a chorus of rhythmic claps propelling the tune along and lyrics marked by relatability, honesty, self-depreciation, themes of responsibility and family, it hits the ground running and sets the tone for the whole album.
Tickets go on sale Friday 7th April at 9am through www.ticketmaster.ie & usual outlets nationwide.