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The two sides of slowthai: TYRON

★★★ Bursting on the scene in 2019 with his debut album Nothing Great About Britain, slowthai proved that his high-energy combination of grime, heavy hip hop, and punk influences could come together into something wholly unique. Propelling himself as one of the artists to watch, his off-stage antics as well as his manic music delivery […]

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Moses Boyd delivers exhilarating and poignant new party-jazz on ‘Dark Matter’

Five stars The 28-old producer-slash-drummer and avant-garde jazz pioneer Moses Boyd once described his mother as a ‘hipster’ before the word came into being; in an interview with Trench two years ago. He attributes this to his upbringing in a household which was often permeated with an eclectic array of sounds ranging from reggae and […]

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Commander and Guide: Kano in Concert

12th October The Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh The Liquid Rooms darken, anticipation builds, and Kano bounces on stage. No messing: “Welcome to the jungle”. He launches straight in with ‘Hail’, the raw, guitar-heavy first track on his Mercury-nominated Man in the Manor. There is no doubt, since garage made room for grime over 10 years ago, […]