Sampha > Glass Animals > Loyle Carner > The Big Moon for me.
Sampha taps into the same vibe I love James Blake for. I wanted to like the Stormzy record more but I find it really patchy. I don’t get the love on here for Jane Weaver, she just reminds me of Stereolab but not as good.
Can I tell my Big Moon anecdote in here? I can’t imagine any other opportunity coming up… I saw them support The Antlers last year at Shepherds Bush and I was sat up on the balcony in seats behind the band’s parents. It was a great live show made even better by seeing the joy and pride of the parents witnessing their kid’s dreams coming true. They all seemed quite overwhelmed by the audience’s response to the band.