Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
the online library of pop writing

Kano: Brighton Dome

Nick Hasted, The Independent, 7 October 2019

KANO'S LYRICS often sound like a wake, mixing mournfulness and anger as they raise a toast to fallen friends on abandoned estates, victims of crushing pressures alien to the authorities who pronounce on them in the tabloids and parliament. Hoodies All Summer is the sixth of his increasingly ambitious albums mixing snapshots and panoramas of East London life, making notebook observations and cogent calls to protest, during a 15-year career which has earned Kano his crown as a grime king.

Total word count of piece: 381


Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.