Loyle Carner – ‘Yesterday’s Gone’ – Hyundai Mercury Prize Album Of The Year Nomination

Loyle Carner – ‘Yesterday’s Gone’ – Hyundai Mercury Prize Album Of The Year Nomination

‘Yesterday’s Gone’

An Album Of The Year for this year’s

Hyundai Mercury Prize

Out now on AMF Records – buy here


**** – The Observer – ALBUM OF THE WEEK

**** – The Guardian – ‘Both unique and universal’

**** – MOJO ‘A disarming, relatable debut’

**** – Financial Times – ‘An engrossing and impressive debut’

**** – Q – ‘Special debut’

**** – Evening Standard – ‘Startlingly honest’

**** – Daily Mirror – ‘He writes cleverly and thoughtfully about the challenges of adulthood’

**** – Daily Star – ‘Yesterday’s Gone, but the future could be Loyle’s’

**** – The Times

**** – DIY – ‘It’s creativity and poetry will floor you’

8/10Loud & Quiet ‘Sonically vast and ambitious… quintessentially British’

8.5/10 – The Line of Best Fit – ALBUM OF THE WEEK ‘Most honest, soulful and inspiring debut British rap albums since Roots Manuva’s Brand New Second Hand from 1999’

London in Stereo – ‘Relatable and affecting’

‘Yesterday’s Gone’ but the future is certainly bright for one of the UKs breakthrough stars of this year, Loyle Carner. 2017 has been a big one for the 23-year-old South Londoner, whose 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. Today (27th July), Loyle Carner’s ‘Yesterday’s Gone’ has been named an album of the year for this year’s Hyundai Mercury Prize.

Loyle Carner discussing his nomination: “I’m just humbled to be part of the conversation.”

AMF Records co-founder and A&R, Mike Ajayi, offered the following about the nomination: “It’s massive to have Ben alongside such an esteemed set of artists, for us ‘Yesterday’s Gone’ truly embodies the culture of what the Mercury Music Prize is about and it’s great to see that be recognised.”

‘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 is a bedrock of honest and raw sentimentality running through the album.

Loyle cut his live teeth on support tours with Kate Tempest, Joey Bada$$ and Atmosphere, before a dream support for Nas and into his own sold out UK tours taking in KOKO and two Shepherd Bush Empire shows already under his belt and a Brixton Academy show in October due to sell out soon. His electric live show has earned him the DICE Live Act of the Year award. Full live dates below.



July 28 – Penrith – Kendal Calling

July 30 – Caen – Cabourg Mon Amour

August 4 – Diepholz – Appletree Garden

August 5 – Hamburg – Spektrum Festival

August 11 – Rees-Haldern – Haldern Pop

August 12 – Newquay – Boardmasters

August 13 – Winchester – Boomtown Fair

August 25 – Lincoln – Lost Village Festival

August 26 – Reading – Reading Festival

August 27 – Leeds – Leeds Festival

Sept 1 – Vlieland – Into The Great Wide Open Festival

Sept 6 – Pula – Outlook

Sept 7 – Pula – Outlook

Sept 10 – Lulworth – Bestival

Sept 27 – Dublin – Button Factory
Sept 28 – Glasgow – ABC
Sept 30 – Liverpool – Arts Club Theatre
Oct 1 – Leeds – Stylus
Oct 3 – Birmingham – O2 Institute 1
Oct 4 – Bristol – O2 Academy
Oct 6 – London – O2 Academy Brixton
Oct 7 – Portsmouth – Wedgewood Rooms
Oct 8 – Norwich – UEA
Oct 10 – Exeter – Phoenix
Oct 11 – Nottingham – Rescue Rooms
Oct 12 – Manchester – O2 Ritz

Buy: www.loylecarner.com

Listen: https://soundcloud.com/loyle-carner

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LoyleCarner

Twitter: https://twitter.com/loylecarner

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