nik2Flint, North Wales-based freshly raw+real artist Nik Lloyd combines diverse musical influences like Blur, Deftones and Kendrick Lamar into his self-described ‘street pop’. Here’s the first offering from his ‘Home’ EP (out via Ideal Music Productions), the grittily poetic number ‘Who Knew’.

Nik reveals: “My music has always been a representation of me, who I am, what I have done, what I have seen and or heard. It often deals with serious subject matters, but I want it to come across as if two lads were talking about it in the pub, or two people discussing something over a cup of tea, I always want it to feel like a transcript of a ‘real’ conversation.”