Loyle Carner

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Mercury prize: Sam Fender, Harry Styles and Self Esteem lead pack of first-time nominees
Women including Little Simz and Jessie Buckley dominate this year’s cohort for the best British album of the year, which falters on recent diversity gains

Laura Snapes

26, Jul, 2022 @10:15 AM

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Loyle Carner: ‘There’s a whole other side to me that’s darker’
UK hip-hop’s Mr Nice Guy is getting angry – digging into racism, his mixed-race heritage and his relationship with his estranged father

Alex Mistlin

19, Jul, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Parklife review – rap, reggae and rave under gallons of northern rain
A younger crowd means older acts like Christine and the Queens and David Rodigan are ignored – but Mabel, Khalid and George Ezra get a huge response

Dave Simpson

10, Jun, 2019 @1:30 PM

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‘Don’t go near the hog roast’: Loyle Carner’s festival food tips
From skipping bad meat to guzzling Guinness, the MC and foodie reveals the rules of festival consumption

Leonie Cooper

06, May, 2019 @10:00 AM

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Loyle Carner: ‘I was raised by women – they talked about feelings every day’
Loyle Carner’s disarmingly honest lyrics stand out in the macho world of hip-hop. Here, he talks about ADHD, counselling and speaking his mind. By Tim Lewis

Tim Lewis

21, Apr, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Loyle Carner: Not Waving, But Drowning review – defiantly old-school
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Kitty Empire

21, Apr, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Loyle Carner: Not Waving, But Drowning review – heartfelt hip-hop
Paeans to his mum, girlfriend and almost everybody else he knows make for an that is intimate and refreshing second album

Rachel Aroesti

19, Apr, 2019 @8:30 AM

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Loyle Carner: ‘I grew up with ADHD, and for me cooking is close to meditation’
The rapper and cookery teacher on the lyrics for his track Ottolenghi, table tennis with Heston and the karma of the kitchen

John Hind

17, Nov, 2018 @5:59 PM

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All the wins and performances from the Brit awards 2018 – as they happened
It was ‘carnage’ at the O2, according to Jack Whitehall, but Nile Rodgers just called it a ‘vibe’. Dua Lipa and Stormzy were the big winners – the latter’s politically charged on-stage freestyle a fitting closer on another year

Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes

21, Feb, 2018 @10:48 PM

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Brit awards nominations 2018: Dua Lipa beats Ed Sheeran with five
The New Rules singer caps her breakthrough year with the most nominations at British music’s biggest awards ceremony

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

13, Jan, 2018 @6:45 PM

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Grime star Stormzy leads Mobo award nominations
The chart-topping grime rapper nets five nominations in the annual celebration of black music, with J Hus getting four

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

17, Oct, 2017 @4:23 PM

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Lorde and Loyle Carner: this week’s best UK pop and rock gigs
The New Zealander returns with her dizzying crescendos and giddy interpretive dancing, while the Croydon MC takes his witty tunes to Glasgow

Harriet Gibsone

22, Sep, 2017 @9:58 AM

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