Young Fathers

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Young Fathers: ‘We’re not weird – this is the pop music we want to listen to’
The Edinburgh trio are too rock for some radio stations and too hip-hop for others. But maybe it’s because their infectious, empathic sound shouldn’t really work that it definitely does

Stevie Chick

30, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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The best new music to look forward to in 2023
Yo La Tengo, Billy Nomates, Låpsley and Paramore have hotly anticipated albums due out – while the BBCSO puts on an Everest opera and Simon Rattle waves goodbye to the Barbican

Alexis Petridis and Andrew Clements

29, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The 100 greatest BBC music performances – ranked!
As the Beeb celebrates its centenary, we take a look at its most memorable pop moments, from the birth of grime to the first sightings of Bob Dylan and Bob Marley, plus TOTP goes Madchester and countless classic Peel sessions

Guardian music

06, Oct, 2022 @12:12 PM

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Grime once again dominates Ivor Novello awards nominations
Politically charged work well represented but female songwriters miss out

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

24, Apr, 2019 @1:22 PM

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Scottish Album of the Year: Mogwai and Young Fathers among nominees
The Scottish music industry’s long list recognises 20 contemporary albums

Laura Snapes

01, Aug, 2018 @8:40 PM

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Every Mercury prize-winning album – ranked!
Following the announcement of this year’s nominees, we run the rule over the 26 albums that have earned the crown, from Klaxons and James Blake to M People and Talvin Singh

Dave Simpson

26, Jul, 2018 @10:45 AM

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Young Fathers disinvited and then reinvited by German arts festival
U-turn by Ruhrtriennale festival comes after group were dumped over their support for pro-Palestinian group

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

26, Jun, 2018 @6:47 PM

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Ruhrtriennale festival wrong to expel Young Fathers over support for Palestinian rights | Letters
Letters: Massive Attack, Patti Smith, Danny Glover and Viggo Mortensen among signatories to letter in defence of BDS movement

Letters

26, Jun, 2018 @5:05 PM

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Best albums of 2018 so far
Lily Allen dished on her divorce, Arctic Monkeys found their inner crooners, Cardi B earned her stripes, Pusha T teamed up with Kanye West and the Vaccines made an unexpected classic

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

20, Jun, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Young Fathers: Cocoa Sugar review – sounds like freedom feels
(Ninja Tune)

Damien Morris

10, Mar, 2018 @3:00 PM

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Young Fathers: Cocoa Sugar review – twisted sounds for a twisted world
Warp-speed rapping, electronic drones, and lyrics about foie gras manufacture: nothing is too esoteric for the impressive Mercury prize winners

Alexis Petridis

08, Mar, 2018 @12:00 PM

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Young Fathers: ‘Everybody has a dark side. We’re all complicit…’
Award-winning Edinburgh hip-hop trio Young Fathers on ‘bad men’, shadow-boxing with portraits, and their new album, Cocoa Sugar

Kathryn Bromwich

25, Feb, 2018 @7:00 AM

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