Support from Yung fume.
To introduce the release of his second LP for
XL Recordings, Nines presents Crop Circle, a short film written, directed and co-produced by Nines. From the off, Nines
proves that he’s as deft with film as he is with his lyrics. A long-time cinema
buff, Nines presents a beautifully shot, moral tale of life on London’s
Filmed on and around the Church Road Estate in
North West London, where Nines grew up, the short film is a perfect transfer of
Nines’ iconic brand of music directly on to celluloid– a gritty, realistic
tale filled with humour and presented in his signature, laid-back fashion.
Sound-tracked by selects from his forthcoming Crop Circle LP, the film sees a myriad of cameos, including an
iconic scene with J Hus hollering from his Audi R8 at Nines riding a Boris bike,
and also includes the rest of the cream of the UK rap scene; MIST, Mostack, Skrapz,
Ghetts, Kurupt FM’s Grindah and Beats, and many more.
The forthcoming LP of the same name is
another step forward for Nines. Crop Circle,
his second LP to date, follows last year’s debut One Foot Out (which charted at No.4 in the U.K). With its depiction
of life on the Church Road Estate presented with a ton of humour and a few
sobering moments, not since Hova first appeared has someone balanced that gritty
realism in such a brilliantly playful and witty manner. Crop Circle contains the previously released, Top 40 single ‘I See
You Shining’ and sees star turns from Ray
BLK, Skrapz, Tiggs Da Author and Dave, as well as appearances from
up-and-coming stars of the UK rap underground.
has a constant yearning to both represent the world that made him, to
understand it, to celebrate it, as well as to escape it.” The FADER
Having been prevented from performing
live for the majority of his career so far, Nines performed on stage for the
first time at last year’s Glastonbury festival. 2018 sees him upping the live
appearances, with him due to perform at Reading & Leeds Festival as well as
others across Europe this summer. Watch this space- Nines can only be held back
for so long.