TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2018

2018 has been another stellar year for music; we’ve had the slew of releases from G.O.O.D. Music that bought us ‘Kids See Ghosts’, ‘Ye’ and ‘DAYTONA’, as well as big releases from some of our favourite Brits like Wiley, Young Fathers and Novelist. It’s also been a year tinged by sadness as we say an…

YOUNG FATHERS – COCOA SUGAR

We can say with some confidence that no one is making music quite like Young Fathers right now; their sound is so distinct it sticks out a mile from their would-be contemporaries.  New album ‘Cocoa Sugar’ is their third [‘DEAD‘ won the 2014 Mercury Prize, followed by ‘White Men Are Black Men Too‘ in 2015], and…

YOUNG FATHERS – TOY

With the release of their third album just nine days away, Young Fathers follow ‘Lord‘ and ‘In My View‘ with a third taste of ‘Cocoa Sugar’.  More easily palatable than the former and more upbeat than the latter, new track ‘Toy’ also features lots of what we’ve been missing from both: rapping.  Over a fastidiously…

YOUNG FATHERS – IN MY VIEW

Young Fathers announced that they’d completed work on a new album in November last year with a new track entitled ‘Lord‘.  The trio – Alloysious Massaquoi, Graham ‘G’ Hastings and Kayus Bankole – told us to expect “something typically unique and exhilarating, but leaner, more muscular and self-assured than ever before.”  Today, the album’s title,…

YOUNG FATHERS – LORD

“We’ve just finished a new album, and It’s about fucking time.  Anyway, here’s a song from it, a song called LORD.  See youz soon,”  comes the announcement from Young Fathers.  The first offering from the Scottish three-piece’ fourth studio album comes alongside the announcement that they’ll be playing a run of UK headline shows in…

YOUNG FATHERS – ONLY GOD KNOWS

Irreverent, innovative and of course Scottish: Young Fathers were always great candidates to close out Danny Boyle’s upcoming sequel, ‘T2: Trainspotting’ [Jan 27].  Turns out the Edinburgh trio met the novelist behind the franchis, Irvine Welsh, in 2015, when Welsh was making TV documentary about creativity in their mutual hometown.  Around the same time, Director Danny Boyle…

TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2015

With 2015 drawing to a close it’s that time of year again – our top ten albums list.  As ever, we’ve brought you countless excellent albums by a whole host of artists. The variety in our top ten speaks volumes about how great this year has been for music right across the world, although it will…