The Scottish three piece have created a really special sound, one that caught our attention when they released their 2014 record Dead. Equally on-trend and nostalgic (though arguably, nostalgia is what’s on-trend), their music is unique in that it could seamlessly slip into a myriad eras and genres – or, similarly, none at all.
Blending experimental hip hop and soul with sparkling clean, yet emotional synth-savvy rhythms, there’s something for everyone in their sound; perhaps my favourite thing about Young Fathers is that they hit that rare spot where their music is both accessible to the masses, and still loved by those dedicated to the niche corners of the musical underground.
Young Fathers visited our shores last year for Listen Out Festival, and in April this year they released their second album, White Men Are Black Men Too.
Young Fathers tour dates:
Tues January 5: Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Thurs January 7: Corner Hotel Melbourne
Also appearing at Falls, Southbound and Field Day.