SLOWTHAI – DOORMAN

Slowthai’s latest offering is produced by Mura Masa, but you’d hardly have guessed it.  The scuzzy, lo-fi drive of ‘Doorman’ sounds more like Joy Division mixed with Young Fathers.  It’s as raw and as visceral as any Punk track you’re likely to hear, tied together by Slowthai’s brilliantly unhinged delivery.  ‘Doorman’ just goes to show the…

SLOWTHAI – RAINBOW

Northampton’s Slowthai continues to draw comparison from horror films in the video for brand new track ‘Rainbow’.  Right from the off we know we’re in for a creepy trip as we’re kept in time by an ominous hacking sound.  ‘Thai then continues to address the issue of racial stereotyping on the track, while the video…

SLOWTHAI – RUNT

Slowthai hasn’t dropped anything longer than the singles he’s been drip-feeding us singles since last year’s ‘I Wish I Knew’, until now.  Only one of the seven individually-released tracks [‘Drug Dealer‘] makes it on to ‘RUNT’, a new five track EP that comes courtesy of Method Records.  It’s every bit as abbrasive as you’d hope; with…

SLOWTHAI – DRUG DEALER

Piece by piece, Slowthai’s discography is getting pretty exciting. New track ‘Drug Dealer’ latest sees him tell his characteristic tales of a broken Britain over a dark, horror flick string arrangement. In our opinion, the frequent comparison of the Northampton MC to Dizzee Rascal are unwarranted. Although in a league entirely of his own, there…

SLOWTHAI – POLAROID

One can’t help but think that Slowthai is releasing music the way it should be released in 2018.  Each drop from the promising young Northampton feels carefully considered and laser-sighted.  New single ‘Polaroid’ is no exception; a starkly simple beat and Slowthai’s abbrasive bars soundtrack a disturbing new video directed by The Rest in which…

SLOWTHAI – LADIES

Following recent double A-side ‘The Bottom / North Nights‘, Slowthai drops a tribute “to his mother, her mother and all the other women in his life.”   Released via Method Records, the video sees the Northampton MC subverting gender norms, wrapping his naked body around his fully clothed girlfriend.  The beat comes from Tyron Frampton alongside Kwes…

SLOWTHAI – THE BOTTOM / NORTH NIGHTS

We’ve been baying for new music from slowthai since we named him ‘One To Watch‘ in 2018, and boy has he delivered.  The 23-year-old Northampton native drops off two new tracks; ‘The Bottom’ and ‘North Nights’. The first is a treatise on the trials and tribulations of coming up in the face of adversity, refreshingly…