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Since emerging in 2014 with his self-released cassette EP, Mid-City Island, Moses Sumney has ridden a wave of word-of-mouth praise, hushed recordings, and dynamic live performances.
With his smooth, haunting voice, Sumney makes music that transforms classic styles, as though a moon-colony choir had got hold of old jazz gems. His lyrics narrate a personal journey through universal loneliness with otherworldly compositional backdrops.
In 2017, the California and Ghana-raised troubadour released his debut album Aromanticism. Released to great critical acclaim, it was regarded by NPR, Pitchfork and Rolling Stone as one of 2017’s best albums. Sumney’s now performed it to sold out headline shows across North America, Europe, and at the Sydney Opera House.
Howard Assembly Room
The Howard Assembly Room is temporarily closed during our major Music Works redevelopment, and will be reopening in 2021 with more thrilling music and performance in the heart of Leeds.