Rap star Loyle Carner wants applicants for his cooking school

Rap star Loyle Carner wants applicants for his cooking school

South London rapper Loyle Carner is seeking applicants for his cookery school, Chilli Con Carner. It’s the fourth year the Mercury Prize-nominated star has run the school, which is open to teenagers aged 14-16 who have ADHD. The school will run in London this summer, with exact dates to be announced shortly. To apply, see the Chilli Con Carner website. Chilli Con Carner is in association with social media enterprise GOMA. Carner, who has ADHD,…

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Watch: Loyle Carner shares video for new single, You Don’t Know

Watch: Loyle Carner shares video for new single, You Don’t Know

Ahead of his visit to Edinburgh later this year, South London rapper Loyle Carner has shared the video for his latest single, You Don’t Know – and you can watch it here. The new track featuring Rebel Kleff and Kiko Bun comes three months on from the release of Ottolenghi, which marked Carner’s first new solo material since the release of his massively acclaimed debut album, Yesterday’s Gone. Later this year, Carner returns to Edinburgh…

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Loyle Carner to visit Edinburgh on UK tour

Loyle Carner to visit Edinburgh on UK tour

South London rapper Loyle Carner has announced details of a UK and Ireland tour for next spring – and it includes a return visit to Edinburgh. The Bricks and More Tour will see the Mercury Prize-nominated star performing in seven cities – Edinburgh, Leeds, Manchester, Brighton, Bristol, London and Dublin. Last week, Carner released new single Ottolenghi, which features Jordan Rakei. You can listen to it below. Tickets for the tour go on sale on…

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Brit Awards 2018: Full list of winners

Brit Awards 2018: Full list of winners

The 2018 Brit Awards took place night at the O2 Arena in London last night. Granted, it won’t go down as one of the more controversial BRITs in recent memory, but there were still a few headline-making moments, such as south London grime star Stomzy blistering criticism of the Prime Minister’s handling of the Grenfell Tower fire. “Yo, Theresa May, where’s that money for Grenfell?” he rapped. “What, you thought we just forgot about Grenfell?”…

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Mercury Prize 2017 shortlist announced

Mercury Prize 2017 shortlist announced

The shortlist for the Hyundai Mercury Prize 2017 has been announced – and Loyle Carner, The xx, Stormzy, Ed Sheeran and Alt-J are all in the running for the prestigious prize. Sampha, Blossoms, Kate Tempest, J Hus and Sampha have also been nominated for the annual award, which recognises the best album from the United Kingdom and Ireland over the last year. Dinosaur, Glass Animals and The Big Moon complete the 12-album shortlist. The Hyundai Mercury Prize Awards Show…

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Live review: Loyle Carner, Liquid Room

Live review: Loyle Carner, Liquid Room

With all the confidence and poise of a seasoned pro, Loyle Carner had a packed to the rafters Liquid Room under his spell from the very minute he stepped on stage. Sure, he’s already got an appearance at Glastonbury under his belt and has toured with the likes of MF Doom, Joey Badass and Kate Tempest, but you had to pinch yourself at times to remember this guy is just 22. The south London rapper is,…

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Interview: Loyle Carner

Interview: Loyle Carner

If you’ve been anywhere near a radio recently, chances are you’ll have heard a tune or two from South London rapper Loyle Carner, whose debut album was released last week to almost universal praise. Featuring the singles The Isle Of Arran and Ain’t Nothing Changed, Yesterday’s Gone is absolutely exquisite, and there’s little doubt that this precociously-talented 22-year-old is set to be one of 2017’s biggest breakthrough artists. As a kid, Loyle (real name Benjamin Coyle-Larner) appeared in a…

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Five Tracks: BBC Sound of 2016

Five Tracks: BBC Sound of 2016

‘TIS the season to be tipping music’s biggest stars of tomorrow (well, next year at any rate) and, as has become the norm in recent years, the BBC got the ball rolling this week with the unveiling of the longlist for its Sound Of 2016 poll. Last year’s victors, synth-pop trio Years And Years, have enjoyed a phenomenal year. Their debut album, Communion, went straight to the No.1 spot when it was released in July. Previous winners who…

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