Angel Haze has today announced three select UK Headline tour dates, following on from the release of her critically acclaimed album ‘Dirty Gold’ and the single ‘Battle Cry’ taken from the album.
Artist: Angel Haze
Title: ‘Battle Cry’ ft Sia
Label: Island Records / Republic Records
Release Date: 24th February 2014
Format: CD / Digital Download / Vinyl
Angel Haze announces that her new single ‘Battle Cry’ will be released 24th February 2014 on Island Records/Republic Record and will features Grammy-nominated and recent Billboard magazine cover star Sia.
If hip-hop’s most central tenet is to keep it real, Angel Haze passes with flying colours. Ever since she first started putting ferocious, cathartic mixtapes online as a teenager, it’s been her raw, unvarnished honesty that has seen her garner such a devoted following. And on the 18th December, Angel Haze surprised fans when she self-leaked her debut album ‘Dirty Gold’ in a dispute with her record label over its delayed release. As a result of the leak ‘Dirty Gold’ which was produced in collaboration with Markus Dravs (Björk, The Arcade Fire and Coldplay), Mele (Frank Ocean) and Mike Dean (Kanye West) was released 30th December 2013.
‘Battle Cry’ is a powerful and inspirational track where Haze flips her own traumatic experiences into a way of leading her fans through their own lives. What makes it even more special is that Sia’s own ‘Breathe Me’ holds a special place in Haze’s heart. “When I was feeling suicidal, I’d go to sleep with that song on. And I’d either feel like my entire world was closing in on me or, in some strange, euphoric way, I was becoming stronger.”
Willing to address subjects that few others are, and able to do it in a thrillingly unique way, Haze’s hip-hop confessionals strike a chord with fans that see their lives reflected in what she talks about. Angel Haze is the appointed voice of Generation-Y and she will continue fighting, armed with her music, on behalf of her fans.
7th – Manchester Gorilla
8th – Birmingham O2 Academy2
11th – London Heaven
Tickets On Sale Monday 20th January @ 9am – gigsandtours.com // 0844 811 0051
‘Battle Cry’ ft Sia lyric video (not l;ike you need it!)
Dirty Gold 4* “Brave and individual” – The Guardian
Dirty Gold 4* “Heartfelt throughout” – The Times
Dirty Gold 4* “With poetic rhymes and pulsing electronic rhythms, the Detroit rapper is transforming America hip-hop” – The Mail
“Angel Haze’s Dirty Gold makes the case for female hip-hop being furious, vulnerable and commercial” – The Observer
“A unique talent” – NME
“Angel Haze shows herself to be the rare rapper who has copped a great deal of contemporary popular hip-hop and R&B and come out the other side as purely herself” – Pitchfork
“Echelon (It’s My Way)…Proof of her impressive versatility” NME
“Jawdropping” – Q
“Poised to become the year’s biggest star” – Metro
Best female rapper to emerge in 5 years” – Independent
“Attitude of a Sex Pistol” – Daily Star
“She represents the vitality and power of a new generation of rappers in hip hop today” – GQ
“The fiercest rapper to emerge in years” – Diva
“Angel Haze, leading the US charge” Guardian
“She is part of a revolution of sorts: the coming of age of hip-hop” The Times
“Subverting rap’s masculine-feminine archetypes.” – Harpers Bazaar