Scottish Album of the Year Award 2019 opens for entries

Scottish Album of the Year Award 2019 opens for entries

Eligible albums can now be submitted for consideration as Scotland’s national music prize, The SAY Award, launches today (Wed 11 May). Now in the eighth year, The SAY Award encourages artists, labels and music fans alike to submit eligible albums released between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2019 to The SAY Award website. The award strives to be egalitarian in all stages of the campaign and this is reflected in that there is no…

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Edinburgh trio Young Fathers share a previously unheard song – listen here

Edinburgh trio Young Fathers share a previously unheard song – listen here

Edinburgh trio Young Fathers have released a previously unheard song from the 2017 recording sessions for the album Cocoa Sugar – and you can listen to it here. On 9 March 2018, the Mercury Music Prize winners (Alloysious Massaquoi, Graham ‘G’ Hastings and Kayus Bankole) released their third album, Cocoa Sugar via Ninja Tune. The record has become Young Fathers’ biggest commercial and critical success to date, winning the prestigious Scottish Album of the Year award…

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Edinburgh’s Young Fathers win Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award

Edinburgh’s Young Fathers win Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award

Edinburgh trio Young Fathers have made history by winning the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award for the second time. The Leith outfit picked up a cheque for £20,000 at a ceremony in Paisley last night (Thursday, 6 Sept) for their hugely acclaimed third studio album, Cocoa Sugar, which was released in March. “This is a total surprise and honour for us to win it twice and make history,” said the band’s Alloysious Massaquoi….

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Franz Ferdinand and Young Fathers on Scottish Album of The Year shortlist

Franz Ferdinand and Young Fathers on Scottish Album of The Year shortlist

Scotland’s national music prize, The Scottish Album of The Year (SAY) Award, has just announced which ten enthralling albums have made 2018’s shortlist. The shortlist represents an incredibly strong, diverse and important selection of albums created by artists living and working in Scotland. Among those in the running for the prize are Franz Ferdinand, Mogwai and Edinburgh trio Young Fathers. The shortlist for The SAY Award 2018 is as follows: BABE  – Kiss & Tell…

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Young Fathers up against Franz Ferdinand and Mogwai for Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) prize

Young Fathers up against Franz Ferdinand and Mogwai for Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) prize

Multi-award-winning Edinburgh trio Young Fathers will go up against the likes of Franz Ferdinand and Mogwai for this year’s Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) prize. The 20 nominees for the 2018 award have been announced, and you can see the longlist below. Other Edinburgh acts to feature on the list include The Spook School and Blue Rose Code. The ceremony for the prestigious prize – which is worth £20,000 to the winning artist – takes…

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Young Fathers reinvited to German festival after being dropped over support of cultural boycott on Israel

Young Fathers reinvited to German festival after being dropped over support of cultural boycott on Israel

A German music festival which dropped Young Fathers from its line-up over their support of the cultural boycott on Israel has reinvited them to perform. As reported recently on AAA Edinburgh, Ruhrtriennale festival initially dropped the Edinburgh trio on the basis that the Mercury Prize-winning group had “regrettably failed to distance itself from BDS”. The earlier statement read: “We explicitly do not conclude from this that the band is anti-Semitic, and, in this context, I…

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Edinburgh trio Young Fathers dropped from German festival for Israel boycott support

Edinburgh trio Young Fathers dropped from German festival for Israel boycott support

Mercury Prize-winning Edinburgh trio Young Fathers have been dropped from the line-up of a German music festival because of their support of the cultural boycott on Israel. Ruhrtriennale Festival say they asked the group to “distance” themselves from the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which aims to “end international support for Israel’s oppression of Palestinians” and make Israel comply with international law. In a statement on Ruhrtriennale’s website, festival organisers confirmed Young Fathers’ performance…

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Watch: Young Fathers share video for new single In My View

Watch: Young Fathers share video for new single In My View

Mercury Prize-winning Edinburgh trio Young Fathers have announced third album Cocoa Sugar and shared a video for new single In My View. You can watch it here. The new album follows 2014’s DEAD, and 2015’s White Men Are Black Men Too. Cocoa Sugar will be released on March 9 via Ninja Tune, and is available for pre-order now. Meanwhile, Young Fathers will perform a run of UK and EU dates throughout March and April 2018, including…

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Young Fathers unveil video for new track Lord

Young Fathers unveil video for new track Lord

Mercury Prize-winning Edinburgh trio Young Fathers, having recently announced the completion of a new album set for release next year, have shared the video for new single Lord. You can watch it right it here. Speaking about the Lord video, which was directed by Rianne White, Young Fathers’ Alloysious Massaquoi states: “For me, the video stemmed from… Like how do you describe an emotion, clearly and precisely when you’re completely immersed in it all? “An…

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Listen: Young Fathers share new track Lord

Listen: Young Fathers share new track Lord

Young Fathers have shared the first track to be taken from their eagerly-awaited third album – and you can listen to it right here. The Edinburgh trio, who won the 2014 Mercury Prize for debut album Dead, have confirmed that their third album is finished and celebrated the news with the release of Lord. Listen to it below. Often described as a hip-hop trio but impossible to pigeonhole, Young Fathers were formed in the Capital…

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