Loyle first appeared on the scene back in 2014, with his debut EP ‘A Little Late’, which cemented him in the UK's rap scene as one to watch. He followed that up in 2017 with his BRIT (Best Male, Best Newcomer) and Mercury Prize nominated, top 20 debut ‘Yesterday’s Gone’. The bedrock of honest and raw sentimentality that you hear on ‘Yesterday’s Gone’ has left an inextinguishable mark on music in general and UK Hip Hop in particular, standing out as an ageless, bulletproof debut.
During this period, Loyle began showing his inherent commitment to the communities around him, launching a cooking school for young people with ADHD, which has offered support and guidance to young people for 5 years and counting. He has also been an active campaigner for improving mental health, as an ambassador for charities such as CALM and Black Minds Matter.
In 2019 Loyle Carner released his sophomore album ‘Not Waving, But Drowning’ to huge critical and commercial acclaim; featuring contemporary UK icons such as Jorja Smith, Sampha and Tom Misch. Not only did the album chart at #3 in the UK Charts, but sold out an entire UK/EU tour, with his Alexandra Palace show selling out in just 8 minutes. Through these two albums, Loyle has cut an impressively idiosyncratic figure within the UK rap and hip-hop scenes, offering up intimate, introspective vignettes about his day-to-day life.
Throughout his career, Carner has been continuously praised for the perfect matching of music to lyrics and is known for his love of golden age Hip-Hop. Released in 2020, his single ‘Yesterday’ saw these worlds collide when he teamed up with Madlib, arguably the greatest hip-hop producer alive. This marked a new era of growth and maturity for Loyle. As he grows to understand the world around him, he unapologetically speaks out against racism and his experience as a mixed-race man.
Through music, film and activism, Loyle remains a gifted voice of a generation. While we wait for his third LP, there is no doubt that his audience’s ears will be poignantly tuned in to his every word, for years to come.
22 Nov, 2019
Loyle Carner live at Alexandra Palace, London is reviewed in DIY.
28 Oct, 2019
Winners in this years' UK Music Video Awards included:
...Stormzy: 'Vossi Bop'
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
...Loyle Carner: 'Ottolenghi'
Featured in Crack magazine.
13 Sep, 2019
Q Magazine have announced their shortlist of nominations for this year's Q Awards, which features a whole host of Primary Talent International artists across all categories.
The winners will be announced at an event at London's Roundhouse on Wednesday 16th October.
Primary Talent nominees are as follows:
Q BEST BREAKTHROUGH ACT
Q BEST TRACK
...The 1975: 'People'
...Stormzy: 'Vossi Bop'
Q BEST ALBUM
...The 1975: 'A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships'
...Lana Del Rey: 'Norman Fucking Rockwell'
Q BEST LIVE PERFORMANCE
...The 1975: Reading Festival
...Stormzy: Glastonbury Festival
...The Streets: Brixton Academy
Q BEST SOLO ARTIST
Q BEST ACT IN THE WORLD TODAY
...Lana Del Rey
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04 Jul, 2019
Loyle Carner's full 50 minute set from Glastonbury Festival, is available on iPlayer.
Click the link below to watch.
02 Jul, 2019
Loyle Carner performed 'Loose Ends' at last weekends Glastonbury Festival.
27 Jun, 2019
The Cure will headline the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival on Sunday, and the day features many artists from the Primary Talent International roster.
11.50-12.30: Circa Waves (Other Stage)
14.30-15.30: Self Esteem (Pussy Parlure)
16.00-16.40: Nilüfer Yanya (William's Green)
16.00-17.00: Joy Crookes (Pussy Parlure)
16.00-17.00: Tiffany Calver (Gully Blues)
17.00-18.00: Steel Banglez (Gully Blues)
17.15-18.15: Ray BLK (Sonic)
17.15-18.15: Loyle Carner (Other Stage)
17.20-18.20: The Bootleg Beatles (Acoustic Stage)
18.00-18.40: Ten Tonnes (William's Green)
18.00-19.00: DJ Vadim ft Kiko Bun (The Bug at Arcadia)
20.15-21.15: Dave (Other Stage)
21.15-23.30: The Cure (Pyramid Stage)
21.30-22.45: The Streets (John Peel Stage)
23.15-00.30: Maverick Sabre (Sonic)
00.00-01.00: Kasra (Arcadia's Pangea)
01.00-02.00: High Contrast DJ (Samula)
01.00-03.00: Mike Skinner DJ (The Rum Shack)
30 Apr, 2019
Loyle Carner was in session for Mary Anne Hobbs on her BBC Radio 6 Music show.
12 Apr, 2019
The Haldern Pop Festival in Rees-Haldern, Germany from 8th-10th August, features Primary Talent International artists:
02 Apr, 2019
The All Together Now festival takes place in Waterford, Ireland from 2nd-4th August, and is SOLD OUT!. It features Primary Talent International and Decked Out artists:
20 Mar, 2019
Loyle Carner's second album 'Not Waving, But Drowning' is released on 19th April and is featured in Clash magazine.