Young Turks – February 3rd

If you take this long crafting your debut album, you better hope it’s of a higher calibre than most. And while it would be all-too- easy to lump him in with the trend of artists that possess a soulful croon and maybe not a lot else, Sampha has the instrumental chops to match: ‘Reverse Faults’ shimmers with glacial, ambient beauty while ‘Blood On Me’ thunders with deafening euphoria, proving that Process is a record littered with radio friendly singles as well as ‘(No One Knows Me) Like The Piano’, a gorgeous ballad that represents the album’s stunning midpoint. For all his elegance and deft touches, no one has a firmer grip of 2017 than Sampha – Process informs us that we’re in safe, soothing hands.

Buy: Sampha – Process

Live: Roundhouse – 29th + 30th March