Young Fathers, 14 août 2016 21:30, The Hub – Edinburgh’s Festival Centre
Young Fathers is one of the most exciting, uncompromising bands in the UK today, with an astonishing sonic creativity matched by provocative pronouncements on social issues.
The Edinburgh-based trio won the Mercury Prize in 2014 for their debut studio album Dead, described as a unique take on British urban music. Their equally acclaimed 2015 follow-up, White Men Are Black Men Too, tackles issues of race and identity, bringing together euphoric pop and darker sounds.
Their music is impossible to classify. They create a sonic world entirely their own – somewhere between hip hop and pop, built around loops and beats, vintage electronics, unsettling aural strangeness and big tunes. And an urgent, uncompromising commentary on contemporary Britain.
Sometimes abrasive, sometimes sweet, Young Fathers have toured internationally from Drylaw to South Africa and beyond. Their live show is fierce, confrontational and unforgettable.
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