MABEL ANNOUNCES LONDON SHOW
25th APRIL 2018 - O2 FORUM KENTISH TOWN
Plus special guest Grace Carter
New mixtape, ‘Ivy To Roses’, available now
"She’s blazing a trail that’s all her own" Guardian
"The best R&B to come out of London in recent memory" Fader
"Flipping the music-world male gaze without missing a beat" Dazed
"Always destined to be pretty special - but nobody could've predicted Mabel" i-D
"A richness and honesty that sets her out” Noisey
"A breakout star" Stylist
Mabel’s debut mixtape, ‘Ivy To Roses’, is available today via Polydor Records. Introduced recently by new track ‘Begging’, Mabel has also confirmed details of her next London headline show, which will take place at London’s Kentish Town Forum on April 25th. Tickets go on sale on Monday at 9AM, following this week’s sold-out show at Heaven and the unstoppable success of ‘Finders Keepers’ (currently climbing the Top 20, playlisted across the likes of Radio 1, Capital, 1Xtra, and having surpassed 12 million streams).
The mark of a young artist truly hitting her stride, ‘Ivy to Roses’ is a striking statement of intent from Mabel. Here is a cohesive, expertly-crafted collection of songs that explore control in modern relationships (the power-play of ‘Come Over’, the feminine independence of ‘Low Key’) and those moments when you lose it (the raw vulnerability of ‘Roses’, or the dancehall-inspired frustration of ‘Begging’). Mabel’s debut mixtape is ultimately about growing up, and into your own skin: the beautiful, piano-led ‘Ivy’ pays tribute to those family and friends who you take into the next chapter of your life, as well as the actual ivy which Mabel found growing in her bedroom and continues to flourish (no matter how many times it’s cut back).
‘Ivy to Roses’ is a vivid snapshot of Mabel’s extraordinary personal journey thus far, and a tantalizing taste of where she may go next. Born into a musical dynasty, she has spent the last couple of years carving out her own sound, her own way; now arriving at the point where Mabel is ready to make the type of debut album she has spent her whole life (from choreographing DIY dance routines with her sister to writing songs in secret) building up towards. Along the way, Mabel has grown into one of British pop’s most refreshing and positive young role models: moving effortlessly between the worlds of music, fashion, dance and art, and as at home collaborating with Stormzy or Tate Modern as she is touring with Years & Years and teaming up with campaigns for Adidas.
‘Ivy to Roses’, says Mabel, is “another piece of the puzzle. It’s collection of songs that I love and want the world to hear right now. This is only the beginning of my journey but I want people to feel part of the evolution of my music, which is why I’m putting another project out now.” Always an honest, open and exciting young talent, ‘Ivy and Roses’ announces Mabel as a blossoming, bonafide pop star who’s not done growing yet.