Aiken Promotions present
The Workman’s Club, Dublin
2 February 2017
LOYLE CARNER ANNOUNCES IRE & UK TOUR KICKING OFF IN DUBLIN ON FEBRUARY 2ND 2017.
(Photo credit Vicky Grout)
“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 announces his highly anticipated debut album ‘Yesterday’s Gone’ will be released 20th January through burgeoning label AMF Records. Lead single ‘The Isle Of Arran’ was premiered this week on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show and was hailed her Hottest Record In The World. Fans can receive ‘The Isle Of Arran’, ‘Ain’t Nothing Changed’, ‘Florence’, ‘Stars & Shards’ and ‘No CD’ when they pre-order ‘Yesterday’s Gone’.
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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.
Having shared stages with the likes of Nas, MF Doom and Kate Tempest, sold out international tours, Loyle today confirms his IRE & UK headline dates. Fans will be able to access an exclusive presale on Wednesday 24th November by pre-ordering the album from Loyle’s website www.loylecarner.com
2nd Feb – The Workmans Club, Dublin
3rd Feb – Garage, Glasgow
4th Feb – Liquid Room, Edinburgh
5th Feb – Riverside, Newcastle
7th Feb – O2 Academy, Oxford
8th Feb – Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds
9th Feb – Academy 2, Manchester
11th Feb – Waterfront, Norwich
12th Feb – Motion, Bristol
13th Feb – The Hub, Plymouth
15th Feb – Engine Rooms, Southampton
16th Feb – 02 Institute 2, Birmingham
17th Feb – Shepherds Bush Empire, London
18th Feb – Shepherds Bush Empire, London
Tickets priced €16 go on sale Friday 25th November at 9am through www.ticketmaster.ie & usual outlets nationwide .