NEW ALBUM ‘hoodies all summer’
“Kano’s state-of-the-nation address is both lush and desolate… Grime’s elder statesman back with force…”- THE OBSERVER
Hoodies All Summer, the acclaimed new album from Kano, is out now on Parlophone. Listen here
And, due to overwhelming demand, Kano today announced new live dates for 2020. Kicking off in Bournemouth on 31 January, this second leg of the Hoodies All Summer Tour will see “…this gifted British MC”(The Observer) visit Cardiff, Bristol, Liverpool, Leeds, Nottingham, Birmingham and Manchester, as well take in as a massive 7,500 capacity gig at The Drumsheds in London.
Kano will make his return to the stage next month, accompanied by a full live band, with a string of dates that will include what promises to be a very special sold-out hometown show at London’s Royal Albert Hall on 7 October.
Tickets go on general sale at 10.00am BST on Friday 6 September here.
Fans can access a special presale from 10.00am BST on Thursday 5 September by ordering the album here.
Newly announced tour dates for 2020:
31 January BOURNEMOUTH – O2 Academy
01 February CARDIFF – C.U. Students Union
02 February BRISTOL – O2 Academy
03 February LIVERPOOL – 02 Academy
07 February LONDON – The Drumsheds
12 February LEEDS – O2 Academy
13 February NOTTINGHAM – Rock City
14 February BIRMINGHAM – O2 Academy
15 February MANCHESTER – O2 Victoria Warehouse
2019 Tour Dates:
2 October GLASGOW – The Old Fruitmarket
4 October MANCHESTER – The Albert Hall
5 October BIRMINGHAM – Town Hall
6 October BRIGHTON – Brighton Dome
7 October LONDON – Royal Albert Hall
Watch Kano in conversation with Akala about the album here.
Praise for Hoodies All Summer:
“…an outstanding album.” – SUNDAY TIMES
“Hoodies All Summer is the album that grime has been crying out for, an audacious state-of-the-nation address from one of its most articulate lyricists.” – 5/5 stars – DAILY TELEGRAPH
“Kano is simply one of the best to ever do it.” – 9/10 stars – CLASH
“A relevant and remarkable album by one of Britain’s most thoughtful and creative grime stars.” – 5/5 stars - THE SUN
“The veteran rapper returns with his best album yet.” – 5/5 stars – DAILY STAR
“‘Hoodies All Summer’ is an album which continually captivates.” – 4/5 stars – NME
“Hoodies All Summer is an exceptional achievement, proving once again that Kano is one of the UK’s most versatile, thoughtful and talented voices.” – 9.5/10 stars THE LINE OF BEST FIT
“A masterclass in UK lyricism, we see one of our greatest MCs at work…” – THE FACE
- “...a sophisticated, enriching piece…”- HYPEBEAST
“The tape is filled with the… slick delivery of classic quotables, seamless flows…” - GRM Daily
About ‘Hoodies All Summer’:
Kano announced his return with two new tracks - ‘Trouble’ and ‘Class Of Deja’ (feat. D Double E and Ghetts) – and a new 17 minute music video directed by Aneil Karia, based on a concept by Kano, shot over two days in London earlier this summer. A second video for the track Pan-Fried (ft. Kojo Funds) was released last week.
Produced by Blue May and Jodi Milliner, Hoodies All Summer is the sixth studio album from Kano, and his first release since 2016’s acclaimed Mercury-nominated ‘Made In The Manor’. The 10-track album sees Kano explore a more minimal – yet still uniquely British - sound which brings his lyrical prowess to the fore. The multi-layered elements of the record embrace a diverse instrumentation, as well as the broader strokes of hip hop and dancehall, and features appearances from Kojo Funds, Popcaan, Lil Silva, D Double E and Ghetts.
With this latest album, Kano moves beyond the more personal themes of ‘Made In The Manor’ to tackle with a soaring fury the social fissures and injustices he sees developing around him on both a local and global level. The result is his most ambitious body of work to date. Hoodies All Summer is a commanding and visceral examination of communities marked by isolation, frustration, anger and loss, as well as creativity, defiance and hope.
One of the most innovative, interesting and pioneering artists to come out of Britain in recent years, Kano writes here at a pitch of scalding urgency, with an honesty that uses personal experience and observation as a means to magnify the current processes of the societal and political system. The centre, he reminds us with unsparing detail, cannot hold.
Hoodies All Summer is available on CD, double vinyl and digital download. Pre order here.
The full track listing for Hoodies All Summer is:
1. Free Years Later
2. Good Youtes Walk Amongst Evil
4. Pan-Fried (feat. Kojo Funds)
5. Can’t Hold We Down (feat. Popcaan)
7. Bang Down Your Door
8. Got My Brandy, Got My Beats (feat. Lil Silva)
9. Class Of Deja (feat. D Double E & Ghetts)