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Idles open up about their bromance with Slowthai at Hyundai Mercury Prize 2019: “He’s an important voice in the world”

Idles have opened on their bromance with Slowthai, after the two Hyundai Mercury Prize 2019 nominees forged a close friendship over the summer. The Bristol punk band were first seen hanging out with the 'Nothing Great About Britain' star at several festivals after securing their nomination back in July. The love-in then continued tonight (September 19) as Idles referenced Slowthai's 'Doorman'...

Slowthai, Fredo, Mike Skinner and more to play special Warehouse Project show

Slowthai, Fredo, Mike Skinner and more are set to play a Manchester show as part of the Warehouse Project series this December. The series kicks off at its new home of the Mayfield Depot tomorrow night (September 20) with a rare show from Aphex Twin. Read more: The Big Read – Slowthai: “Is Britain actually great, or are you?” The new...

The Hyundai Mercury Prize 2019: from The 1975 to Little Simz, let’s have a look at the nominees’ chances, shall we?

It’s unsurprising that people (read: music journalists on Twitter) get completely hung up on the Hyundai Mercury Prize. Whereas the BRITs are a reflection of what the British public actually listens to and buys – in all its glory and horror – the Mercurys are usually reserved for music nerds who pretend to have listened to all the nominations, then...

Listen to Slowthai and Denzel Curry’s new collaborative track ‘Psycho’

Slowthai / Denzel Curry
Slowthai and US rapper Denzel Curry have released their collaborative single 'Psycho' after performing it together live at Glastonbury 2019. The rising Northampton artist, who released his debut album 'Nothing Great About Britain' in May, made his Worthy Farm debut in June with an energetic set on Glasto's West Holts Stage. He had previously caught Curry's late-night show at the festival's Shangri-La...

The 10 essential Reading & Leeds 2019 sets to catch on BBC iPlayer before they disappear

Feeling rested after this year's Reading & Leeds yet? Whether you're still firmly in the 'post-festival sads' camp, or rested, washed and raring to go for 2020's festival season, there are plenty of ways to get your fix. If you're wanting to relive the outstanding sets that made the weekend, the BBC have given us a lifeline, with a host...

Reading and Leeds 2019: How the kids took back the iconic festival

On Saturday afternoon, Billie Eilish may well have drawn one of the biggest ever crowds Reading Festival has ever seen. The US sensation was originally booked to play the BBC Radio 1 Tent before getting bumped up to the Main Stage. It’s a good job, because it looked like every school-leaver in the country had crammed themselves into that...

Slowthai to join Brockhampton on tour after withdrawing from Liam Gallagher support slot

Brockhampton Slowthai North American tour Heaven Belongs to You Ginger
Last week, Slowthai announced that he wouldn’t be opening for Liam Gallagher on tour after all – because he’ll be joining Brockhampton on the road instead. READ MORE: The Big Read – Brockhampton talk ‘Ginger’ and their idol Shia LaBeouf The Northampton rapper will accompany Brockhampton on their fourth North American tour in support of their new album, ‘Ginger’. Named...

Slowthai joins Mura Masa at Reading Festival to perform blistering version of ‘Doorman’

Slowthai joined Mura Masa during the latter’s Reading set yesterday evening (August 24). The Northampton rapper joined Mura Masa to perform the song ‘Doorman’, which you can watch footage of below. https://www.instagram.com/p/B1ljQj_H8aZ/ The Big Read – Slowthai: “Is Britain actually great, or are you?” Mura Masa – real name Alex Crossan – produced the song for Slowthai and it featured on the...

Slowthai incites Reading’s first ever swear-off during set of ferocious pant rap

We’ve had walls of death. We’ve had human pyramids. We’ve had naked crowdsurfers and mass shirt-twirls. But has Reading ever had a four-team swear off? “Team A, you shout ‘fuck off!’,” Slowthai insists, “Team B, you shout ‘suck my cock!’” It’s never made clear how one might win such a contest, or if it’s just there as a metaphor...

Nothing great about arenas – Slowthai cancels support slot on Liam Gallagher tour

Liam Gallagher Slowthai tour
Slowthai has cancelled his support slot on Liam Gallagher's forthcoming UK arena tour. Gallagher made the announcement on Twitter this morning (August 23), writing: "Listen up all you boppers out there in the big city, all you street people with an ear fo the action. Slowthai has pulled out of the UK tour. Gutted." But Gallagher emphasised he hadn't fallen out...