Hailed as Britain’s most recent new hope in hip hop, and tipped as one to watch with praise such as “Expect Loyle Carner to keep killing it,” 22-year-old South Londoner Loyle Carner has announced he’ll be headlining London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on the 17th February 2017 – his biggest UK show to date.
Carner has just finished a sold out headline UK tour and a run of ten shows across Europe. Loyle Carner recently dropped his new single ‘NO CD’, which was premiered on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show and was on the C List at BBC Radio 1 and the A List at 6 Music.
The ‘NO CD’ video, which features a host of friends, family and contemporaries was directed by rising director Alessandra Kurr and released via AMF Records.
‘NO CD’ is pure unadulterated hip-hop and shows off Carner’s and longtime collaborator Rebel Kleff’s immense skills as MCs – the pair are both rhythmically versatile and intellectually astute. Carner’s music is planted at an intersection between the boom-bap of East Coast hip-hop, jazz-inflected portraits of South London, and soulful, laid back poetry; there’s solid, honest and raw sentimentality running through his sound. Carner “combines emotive subject matter with an easy flow.”
Over the last 12 months Loyle has released a stream of insightful and erudite tracks to critical acclaim including his debut ‘A Little Late’ EP and singles ‘Aint Nothing Changed’ and ‘Stars and Shards’ which were added to the BBC Radio 1 ‘In New Music We Trust’ playlist. He collaborated on tracks with Kiko Bun, Cadenza, Tom Misch and Kate Tempest.
Having grown up with ADHD, Loyle Carner recently set up a cooking school with Goma, a collective of young creatives and Get Stuffed catering company for fellow sufferers aged 14-16 (Loyle felt cooking helped him immensely when growing up).
Check out the video to “No CD” in our Video Zone.