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Young Fathers’ Glasgow performance was nothing short of spectacular

Before erupting into their performance of Cocoa Sugar’s lead single ‘Lord’, Graham “G” Hastings of Young Fathers announced, mid-set, “Glasgow – you’re the best fucking crowd in the world!” Such a cliched message usually just comes off as cringeworthy but in the case of this Young Fathers’ show – that packed the entire O2 Academy […]

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Young Fathers – ‘Cocoa Sugar’

4/5 stars Young Fathers have a sound that is hard to define. People flippantly call them a ‘rap group’, but really, there is very little rapping in comparison to their contemporaries; they sing airy but sugary-sweet melodies over interchangeably raucous and mellow lo-fi beats. They make labelling their sound no easier in their latest album […]

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Scottish Bands Highlight Global Strife

Massive Attack’s second night at a packed O2 Academy saw them debut new tracks from the forthcoming EP ‘Ritual Spirit’, including Voodoo in My Blood, a collaboration with openers Young Fathers. The Scottish trio’s murky yet relentlessly energetic warm up set was the perfect counterpoint to Massive Attack’s thunderous set. With almost three decades of material to choose from, […]

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Young Fathers – White Men Are Black Men Too

Young Fathers is a Scottish group of Liberian, Scottish, and Nigerian descent. Their fathers were brothers, and the bandmates are brothers. ‘G’ Hastings provides the beats. He culls his breaks and samples from curious places, perhaps in response to the over-saturation of pitched vocals and screwed soul in every form of popular music. Some sound […]