Who is Liam Gallagher's former UK support act and Mercury prize nominee Slowthai?

14 July 2019, 14:00 | Updated: 23 August 2019, 12:16

Liam Gallagher and slowthai
Liam Gallagher and slowthai. Picture: Pres &

The former Oasis frontman has confirmed slowthai will no longer support him on his UK tour. Find out more about the English rapper here.

Liam Gallagher has just revealed that slowthai will no longer be supporting him on his UK tour dates.

Taking to Twitter the former Oasis rocker wrote: "Listen up all you boppers out there in the big city all you street people with an ear for the action slowthai has pulled out of the UK Tour Gutted I still love ya homeboy good luck in the USA LG x"

It appears that slowthai has chosen to embark on a US tour instead, which starts the month before he's due to support the Manchester legend.

However, it's not all doom and gloom for those wanting to see more of the young UK star, as he's been recognised for a prestigious Mercury Prize nomination.

The rapper is up for the prestigious award for his Nothing Great About Britain album, alongside the likes of Foals who have been nominated for Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 1 and The 1975 who have received a nod for A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships.

Find out everything you need to know about slowthai here...

Who is slowthai?

Slowthai - whose name is characterised with a small 's' is an English rapper and grime star.

What is slowthai's real name?

Slowthai's real name is Tyron Kaymone Frampton.

Where is slowthai from?

Slowthai is from Northampton and is of mixed Bajan and Irish descent.

Why is he called slowthai?

The rapper's moniker came from his nickname at school, Slow Ty, which referred to his speech impediment which caused him to speak slowly and with a drawl.

How old is slowthai?

The hip-hop and grime star was born on 18 December 1994, so is 24 at the time of writing this article.

What has slowthai released so far and where has he performed?

The UK rapper, who is known for his politically-charged lyrics, released his debut studio album Nothing Great About Britain in May 2019.

The record includes the single Inglorious, which features the Mercury Prize-winning grime rapper Skeptka.

Watch the video for Inglorious below:

The rapper has also supported the likes of Slaves on tour and just played a set at the West Holts Stage at Glastonbury 2019.

How did Liam Gallagher come across slowthai?

According to the NME, Gallagher was first introduced to the rapper by his son Gene, and he think he has a bit of a punk vibe.

The Shockwave singer told Matt Wilkinson on Beats 1: “I’ve seen slowthai on Soccer AM and he had a bit of a Johnny Rotten vibe about him."

Where can you see slowthai live?

Slowthai has been confirmed as one of the performers at next month's Mercury Prize awards ceremony.

He'll be alongside fellow nominated artists Anna Calvi, Cate Le Bon, Dave, IDLES, Cassie Kinoshi, SEED Ensemble who have all been confirmed to perform at the show on the 19th September at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith.

Listen to slowthai's album here:

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See the official dates for Liam Gallagher's November 2019 UK Tour:

11 November - Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena

12 November - Birmingham, Arena

14 November - Aberdeen, P&J Live

15 November - Glasgow, The SSE Hydro

17 November - Newcastle, Utilita Arena

18 November - Sheffield, FlyDSA Arena

20 November - Manchester, MEN Arena

21 November - Liverpool, M&S Bank Arena

23 November - Dublin, 3Arena -NEW DATE ADDED

24 November - Dublin, 3Arena

26 November - Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena

28 November - London, O2 Arena

29 November - London, O2 Arena - NEW DATE ADDED