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The rapper will return to Australia for a run of festival shows later this year!

Image: Kelvin Jones.

Platinum-selling Manchester rapper Aitch has served up his hotly-anticipated debut album, Close To Home.

Serving as a documentation oh his life growing up in Manchester and finding fame, and returning home with a newfound appreciation and maturity. Leaving behind a youthful party boy image that surrounded his previous releases, instead leaning into an honesty and vulnerability that places him at the forefront of rap. Expanding the boundaries of his sound and introducing new sonic threads, Aitch's spitfire performance stops atop engaging and bombastic soundscapes, together forming an exhilarating body of work. If that wasn't enough, the rapper enlists an illustrious list of collaborators across the record, bringing on Mastermind, Ashanti, New Machine, Bakar, AJ Tracey and Ed Sheeran.

“Maybe some of my previous tracks didn’t have as much meaning to them, back then I just wanted to make bangers and put them out,” the rapper shares. “There wasn’t as much thought process behind ‘em. But with Close to Home, I decided, ‘OK, let’s really tell you about me’. It’s definitely more of a journey, through different types of songs, different feelings and emotions.”

Having just visited Australia for his debut performances down under, Aitch will return to our shores later this year, performing at Wildlands Festival and Field Day across Perth, Sydney and Brisbane this December and January. Tickets to all events are on sale now!

Close To Home is out now!


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