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Notorious for his wild antics, slowthai has long evoked a brazenly sleazy swagger more akin to punk than rap – just ask anyone who has ever seen him tear it up onstage. Peppered with sardonic humour, rambunctious spontaneity and louche insouciance, a slowthai gig is an infectiously subversive romp that sees anarchic bedlam deftly transposed into a carnivalesque exaltation of cheeky rabble-rousing, and North East fans can experience it for themselves at O2 City Hall on Monday 21st March.

That said, given the arresting displays of vulnerability displayed on both his debut and sophomore efforts, it’s blatantly clear that the Northampton’s very own Tyron Frampton is the farthest thing from a one-trick pony. Take his much-lauded, incendiary debut, 2019’s Nothing Great About Britain – for all the aggro-politicking of the title track, Doorman’s unbridled oomph and Inglorious’s chest-thumping bellicosity, there’s Gorgeous’ warmly nostalgic mosaic and Peace Of Mind’s gritty optimism, not to mention the affecting autobiographical anecdotes of Northampton’s Child.

Last year’s TYRON saw Frampton further expand on the spirited duality of its predecessor, this time turning the gaze inward to candidly probe his own flaws and limitations with a mix of defiance and resignation. Unflinchingly caustic yet keenly perceptive, there’s truly never a dull moment with slowthai – whether you prefer head-banging gusto or earnest introspection, he’s got you covered.

slowthai plays O2 City Hall, Newcastle on Monday 21st March.


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