In the intervening twelve months he's unleashed a range of successful singles, launched a cookery school for young people with ADHD and now, finally, gifted us with the debut full length. He's also established such a fanbase that the venue he'll be playing when he returns to Manchester this week is four times bigger than last year's room of choice. In fact, the venues across his whole tour are considerably bigger than any he's played before, yet he's succeeded in selling out the majority of them.
Loyle Carner is capable of not only revitalising the UK hip hop scene, he's also determined to use his success to change the lives of those around him. His relationship with his mother is integral to the narrative of numerous songs on the album and he's also looking to use his fame to open doors for young people who are going through things he's experienced himself. It's unusual to feel the urge to label an artist 'inspirational' on the back of their debut album, but we think that that sums up the situation perfectly.
Tickets for many dates are now returns only. The full tour itinerary is shown below.