Album Review slowthai - UGLY5 Stars
A beautiful thing to behold.
Historically, when a beloved artist has announced something of a swerve in direction, the response from long-term fans is split. When Alex Turner opted to open the lounge door into Arctic Monkeys’ suave era, a decent portion of indie diehards checked out of the Tranquility Base Hotel; when Bob Dylan dared plug in his guitar for the first time, he was famously booed by supporters who hadn’t signed up for this sort of newfangled tomfoolery. And though Northampton boy slowthai has always had a punk side to him - his pair of collabs with Mura Masa (2018’s ‘Doorman’ and the following year’s ‘Deal Wiv It’) and Gorillaz team-up ‘Momentary Bliss’ providing some of his most memorable moments - until now he’s been largely associated with the hip hop world.
Tracks: slowthai, Zara Larsson, Willie J Healey and more
The biggest and best of this week's new music.
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slowthai joins IDLES for new version of ‘Model Village’
The energetic new version comes alongside the latest episode of Joe Talbot's BALLEY TV, with deep tan, Nuha Ruby Ra, Katy J Pearson and slowthai.