3rd April | Exchange
Making sizeable waves within contemporary U.K. hip-hop is a feat Brighton duo, Frankie Stew and Harvey Gunn, have undeniably cultivated since making their collaborative debut in 2012 with Gentlemen’s Club. Fast forward seven years later and the Brightonians’ progression is evident; the pair’s unique blend of Stew’s poetic yet melancholic manner interwoven with Gunn’s productions have rocketed them in critical acclaim.
This week, they embark on a UK tour on the back of the release of their highly anticipated new EP, The Lakes. An outing to the scenic Lake District provided the arena for Gunn and Stew to create this anthology of delicate and candid melodies – a journey which will wholeheartedly be embraced by the masses headed to one of their six British gigs.
The tour sees the duo fittingly supported by rapper, Manik MC. The Londoner has been gaining wide recognition since his 2017 EP Midnight Express, which included collaboration with British hip-hop juggernauts such as Jehst and Loyle Carner. Manik’s self-reflective, melodic lyricism aligns perfectly with that of Frankie Stew; both sharing a penchant for poignant storytelling, allowing the listener to simultaneously empathise and revel in the depth of those lyrics.
Expect an array of emotive yet effortless wordsmithery when this talented trio touch down at Exchange for an evening guaranteed to enthral.
See the video for ‘Black Water’ here: