Young Fathers

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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


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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Clockenflap: the postcolonial pop festival trying to unite Hong Kong
British acts Stormzy, Massive Attack and Kaiser Chiefs joined this year’s lineup, but Clockenflap is championing the best of the Hong Kong underground, too

Woody Anderson

21, Nov, 2017 @11:01 AM

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Young Fathers’ Lord: gospel gorgeousness backed by a bass that burns
Also this week: Denis Sulta’s new one channels Africa and acid, while Clean Bandit are back with more classical/dance nonsense

Angus Harrison

10, Nov, 2017 @3:00 PM

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T2 Trainspotting: discuss Danny Boyle's sequel with spoilers
Choose a follow-up? What did you think of the soundtrack, the transformations and the exploits of the re-formed cast of characters, 20 years after the original?

Ben Child

27, Jan, 2017 @11:47 AM

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