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slowthai to join BROCKHAMPTON on North American tour this winter + headlining tour starts 9/2



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“a presence that is at once singular and chameleonic”

“slowthai comes out with a verbal guillotine and a point to prove”
“The new face of British punk”
Following his appearance on BROCKHAMPTON’s “HEAVEN BELONGS TO YOU” from their new album GINGER, slowthai is announcing he will be joining the boyband on their North American tour this winter. He will join the Heaven Belongs To You tour starting November 1st in Phoenix with stops in Austin, New York and Chicago before concluding the run December 13th in Los Angeles. Tickets go on-sale this Thursday at 10 AM local times with all tickets available on his website. slowthai’s feature on GINGER follows his appearance on Tyler, The Creator’s critically-acclaimed album IGOR and the announce of rising LA rapper ICECOLDBISHOP supporting him on his headlining North American tour.
The Heaven Belongs To You tour announce also arrives in the midst of slowthai’s Something Great About Britain campaign. Beginning last week in London, the campaign is meant to highlight Nothing Great About Britain’s message of self-love. The campaign consists of mirrors placed around the city with the words “Something Great About Britain” printed across the top, a physical representation of the album’s celebration of what makes Britain great – its people.
Nothing Great About Britain was released earlier this Spring via True Panther Records/Method Records and has become one of the most celebrated debut British albums in the last decade. Serving up a refreshingly candid and brutally honest snapshot of 2019 Britain, slowthai has become the voice of a disenfranchised youth. Standing alongside righteous anger and hard truths, it was slowthai’s willingness to appear vulnerable that ultimately connected the album’s listeners to his compelling storytelling and as a result, Nothing Great About Britain has become a vital cultural  document, a testament to the healing power of music.
Listen to Nothing Great About Britain above and see upcoming tour dates, album details, and read more about slowthai below.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
9/2 – Santa Ana, CA @ La Santa
9/4 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Lodge Room
9/5 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
9/7 – Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club
9/9 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
9/12 – Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
9/13 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
9/14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
11/1 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren*
11/5 – Fresno, CA @ Rainbow Ballroom*
11/8 – Palo Alto, CA @ Frost Amphitheater*
11/9-11/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival
11/13 – San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theatre*
11/14 – Dallas, TX @ The Bomb Factory*
11/15 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at The Moody Theater*
11/17 – New Orleans, LA @ The Fillmore*
11/19 – Miami, FL @ The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater*
11/20 – Altanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy*
11/22 – New York, NY @ Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden*
11/24 – Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena*
11/25 – Washington DC @ The Anthem*
11/27 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore*
11/29 – Toronto, ON @ Coca-Cola Coliseum*
11/30 – Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple*
12/3 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory*
12/4 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom*
12/6 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom*
12/9 – Denver, CO @ The Mission Ballroom*
12/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Hollywood Palladium*
Nothing Great About Britain
True Panther Records/Method Records
May 17, 2019
1. Nothing Great About Britain
2. Doorman
3. Dead Leaves
4. Gorgeous
5. Crack
6. Grow Up feat. Jaykae
7. Inglorious feat. Skepta
8. Toaster
9. Peace of Mind
10. Missing
11. Northampton’s Child
More about slowthai and Nothing Great About Britain
slowthai knew the title of his album long before he wrote a single bar of it. He knew he wanted the record to speak candidly about his upbringing on the council estates of Northampton, and for it to advocate for community in a country increasingly mired in fear and insularity. Three years since the phrase first appeared in his breakout track ‘Jiggle’, Tyron Frampton presents his incendiary debut Nothing Great About Britain.
Explaining his experience growing up in Britain and the inspiration behind the album, Ty says:
“It’s basically my experience of growing up [in the UK]; of having a family that were immigrants originally, of the stories they’ve told me, of my childhood and how I’ve lived my life. Through it, I’ve gone on a journey of explaining how everything I was chasing to make me feel good only clouded my judgement. And it took me going through a ton of shit to realize that none of these things – no money, no drugs, no fake relationships – is gonna make me happy, or make me a good person.”
Nothing Great About Britain is a searing autobiography of fighting through social and financial adversity and grappling with the personal and political experiences of life in Britain. The eldest of three, he was single-handedly raised by his teenage mother in declining prospects and suffered through his brother’s passing, his uncle’s struggle with addiction, and watching his step-father hustle to make ends meet. Earlier this year he spoke with The New York Times, addressing the current social and political issues in Britain and how it informs his music, stating that the core of what is holding his country back is that it’s collectively neglecting “communities and families.”
Speaking on the once-in-a-generation quality of the album, London-based music magazine Loud & Quiet recalled the two other classic albums of the genre – “In terms of musical ventures, Mike Skinner’s debut Streets album and Dizzee Rascal’s pioneering of grime with Boy In Da Corner are two projects that have managed to effectively package this representation, and, as a result, these works hold the highest forms of relevance in their own worlds, whilst not being contained within them. Nothing Great About Britain should be considered in the same regard.”
Harnessing the experiences of his upbringing, slowthai doesn’t dwell in self-pity. From the album’s title track he sets about systematically dismantling the stereotypes of British culture, bating the Royals and lampooning the extreme patriotism that has ultimately led to Brexit and a surge in nationalism. The album’s political message is channeled from an introspective lens this time around, as he highlights his own painful experiences as a citizen of Britain, all while showcasing himself as one of the greatest storytellers of his generation.
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