topping radio charts, and quickly developed a cult following in his homeland. The
album would go gold in South Africa, be crowned Album of the Year by iTunes SA,
and win multiple awards including MTV Africa’s Best Alternative Album 2015. An
environmentalist and avid traveller, Loops’ natural urge to explore unknown physical
spaces extended to his music too, and soon he prioritised touring Europe and North
America to test how universal his music really is.
A cult live following replicating that in South Africa quickly emerged in Britain,
Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland, with Trading Change charting in each
nation. A support tour opening for Twenty One Pilots on their Blurry Face Tour came
in quick succession, as did a sold out 30,000 ticket European headline tour of his
With Trading Change being wellreceived, it was the live shows that won
international audiences over. Relentless touring from early 2014 to the end of 2016
laid the foundation for the next level. In early 2017 Loops entered studio with Jake
Gosling (James Bay, Lady Gaga, Shawn Mendes) and later that year with Will Hicks
(Ed Sheeran, Lilly Allen, Bastille) to record his follow up album.