Category: Young Fathers

YOUNG FATHERS interview – Evening Standard, 20 March 2015

Sod the so-called “Curse of the Mercury” – eclectic Edinburgh trio Young Fathers are already ready to talk about their next album. I can’t recall a band moving on so quickly from a Mercury Prize victory to bigger, better things. More commonly the prestige of the award, which is for artistic merit and shines a blinding light on the less… Read more →

YOUNG FATHERS, XOYO – Evening Standard, 11 Dec 2014

They’re no good at receiving cheques but Young Fathers had no problem delivering a powerful, vital live show. Since they won the Mercury Prize and Scotland’s SAY Award this year, worth £20,000 each, the story has been repeated all over: “Scottish hip hop trio (who knew? I thought it was all Del Amitri up there) fails to smile when handed… Read more →

MERCURY PRIZE 2014 commentary – Evening Standard, 30 Oct 2014

“It’s positive,” said Graham Hastings of Young Fathers when asked how the trio felt about their Mercury Prize victory. You might not have guessed it from their grim faces, buried in coats as though they weren’t staying, when making the world’s shortest acceptance speech last night. This indefinable band, a multiracial hip hop group based in the rap wasteland of… Read more →