Gig preview: Mikill Pane @ Manchester Academy

Critically-acclaimed Mikill Pane is coming to Manchester this Valentine’s Day, to spread the loving joy of his Dizzee Rascal-esque debut, Blame Miss Barclay.

As his infectious melodies share the bleak tales of life in the underbelly of London, Mikill Pane has embarked on a UK tour to spread his stories himself, culminating this Friday at Manchester Academy.

It’s fair to say Mikill Pane’s success has been a slow burner, but from working with the likes of Ed Sheeran to Graham Coxon, he has become one of the London rap scene’s biggest success stories, following in the footsteps of both Dizzee and The Streets.

A grime boy backed by a wall of moody electronics, Pane is a modern day poet, encapsulating his audience.

The descriptions of his hometown and the tales of his progression from youth to manhood could almost be described as elegant – just don’t tell him we said that.

Blame Miss Barclay was released last year, and peaked at Number 63 in the UK Album charts. Mixing a grand variety of genres, his debut record features Newton Faulkner, Jordan ‘Rizzle’ Stephens, and a remix of Royals by Lorde. 

Image courtesy of Mercury Records via YouTube, with thanks.

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