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Slowthai

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Headstrong and outspoken hip hop artist

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East Midlands rapper Tyron Kaymone Frampton is better known by his artist name slowthai – derived from his nickname Ty and his habit of speaking slowly as a kid.

Raised by a single mum in a Northampton council estate, he didn’t get off to the easiest of starts in life. Having to deal with the death of his one-year-old younger brother led to early teenage alcoholism, with music becoming his only escape.

In 2016, slowthai released the track Jiggle. A year later he followed it with the EPs slowitdown and I Wish I Knew, which led to a recording contract with Method Records. A third EP, Runt, arrived in 2018 and he received positive reviews, with Pitchfork calling him “one of grime’s most promising young talents”.

Slowthai was included in the BBC's Sound Of 2019 poll and then later that year unveiled his debut album, Nothing Great About Britain. Upon release, it reached at No.9 on the UK albums chart and was even nominated for a Mercury Prize. However, his performance at the ceremony was controversial as he took to the stage holding a fake, decapitated head of Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Known for his edgy, unpredictable behavior and for performing in his underwear, slowthai has also earned a reputation for his hard-hitting, thought-provoking lyrics. His honest self-expression and multi-dimensional musicality soon made him popular across the pond.

In early February 2021, slowthai released his second record TYRON, which topped the UK albums chart. Consisting of 14 tracks, it’s divided into two parts – there are seven raw, provocative songs with uppercase titles like CANCELLED and DEAD, and seven calm, introspective tracks with lowercase titles such as feel away, adhd and nhs. Mostly made during the coronavirus pandemic, the new record also features collaborations with artists like Skepta, A$AP Rocky, James Blake and Denzel Curry. To support its release, slowthai announced his Hell Is Home UK tour for March 2022.

In May 2021, slowthai announced he'd be presenting a brand new one-day festival called Happyland in his hometown of Northampton at the Northamptonshire Cricket Club on Saturday 25 September 2021 featuring performances from himself along with IDLES, Easy Life, beabadoobee and more.

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New one-day festival announced by slowthai

New one-day festival announced by slowthai

The rapper is presenting Happyland in Northampton on 25 September 2021. In addition to performing himself, the line-up includes IDLES, Easy Life, beabadoobee and many more.

Slowthai announces the Hell Is Home tour

Slowthai announces the Hell Is Home tour

He's hitting the road in support of his second album TYRON from 13 – 31 March 2022. Tickets go on sale from 10:00 on Friday 5 March 2021.

FAQS

Catch slowthai at his new one-day Happyland festival on 25 September 2021 or when he takes his Hell Is Home tour across the UK from 13 – 31 March 2022.

In addition to seeing slowthai in Northampton at Happyland in 2021, his Hell Is Home 2022 tour is visiting the following UK cities:

  • Manchester
  • Leeds
  • Glasgow
  • Newcastle
  • Liverpool
  • Nottingham
  • Norwich
  • Birmingham
  • Cardiff
  • Southampton
  • London (for two shows)

Tickets for the Happyland festival go on sale from 10:00 on Friday 14 May 2021, and slowthai's 2022 tour dates are on sale now.