22 year-old London emcee, Loyle Carner, will play four headline dates around the country this May, including Perth’s Rosemount Hotel on Wednesday 10th May.
Hailed as ‘Britain’s most recent new hope in hip hop” by The Fader and countless others, Loyle Carner is one to watch this year. His enthralling melodic single ‘The Isle Of Arran’ opens with a stunning gospel choir, and offers a glimpse into the rapper’s private world. The song made waves at alt-radio in 2016, securing heavy airplay across triple j and featuring on Annie Mac’s Hottest Record In The World Radio 1 program.
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, Carner’s fifteen-track debut album, was released on January 20 and 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 which features collaborations with the likes of Tom Misch, Kwes. and Rebel Kleff.