Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Speech Debelle @ Koko

Not only does this evening launch Speech Debelle's second album, Studio Backpack Rap, it launches her European tour - presenting both record and live show to the world. The first was ridiculously well received, coming seemingly out-of-nowhere, snatching the Mercury Music prize from under everyone's noses, and totally deserving it. It seemed to give Speech massive confidence, if the performances that followed that are anything to go by. And that confidence has carried through into this latest set of songs, which are more mature, but whose delivery retains the punch of the under dog. It's a big night for her, which means it's a big night for those watching...

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