Young Fathers - Tape One (4 stars)

A head-turning mini-album of dancefloor-ready hip hop tracks from the new Anticon signees

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Young Fathers - Tape One

Edinburgh rap trio Young Fathers have been the pick of the new music litter for countless critics over the past three years. Mixing dancefloor-ready hip hop and pop sensibilities with an old school party spirit, their live shows have been consistently impressive. Having recently signed to US label Anticon earlier this year, the Fathers have not only earned their fair share of scene points but have also secured an impressive stepping stone from which they will no doubt launch themselves in the new year. In the meantime, however, the head-turning mini-album, Tape One, is getting a proper global release, and is pretty much the perfect introduction. On the strength of lead single ‘Deadline’ alone, you’ll be blasting this for weeks.

Album launch night, Broadcast, Glasgow, Sat 19 Jan, free in, and first come get chicken & rice.
Tape Two is out in March.

Young Fathers - "Sister"

Young Fathers

Bass and electro heavy hip hop from Edinburgh threesome who won both the 2014 SAY award and the Mercury Prize.

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