Sexistentialist pop libertine, Brad Stank wants you to talk less and love more. A sensei of the slow jams, Stank writes jazz-leaning twilight ruminations that puncture the mythology of R&B.
A bedroom-recorded blend of lounge lizard jazz and smoky blues, 2018’s Eternal Slowdown saw audiences gather to receive Stank’s sensual gospel. Fast forward to 2020 and he’s broken out of the boudoir. Signing to Manchester tastemaker label Heist or Hit and teaming with producer Saam Jafarzadeh (Her’s), the vibe is one of future nostalgia. Paying homage to pioneers such as Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield and D’Angelo, the Stank alter-ego is a unification of modern hip hop attitude and old soul.
Seducing audiences nationwide, Brad has supported the likes of Clairo, Gus Dapperton, Her’s and The Orielles. Disciples at press come in the form of Complex, i-d, DIY, The Line of Best Fit, and Clash. At radio, the UK’s most trusted ears in Huw Stephens at Radio 1, and Lauren Laverne and Tom Ravenscroft at BBC 6 show devotion