Young Fathers is a formation from Edinburgh, Scotland, formed in 2008. They are often described as a 'psychdelic hip hop trio', however all three sing as well as rap and their music defies classification picking up influences from genres as varied as hip hop, soul, folk, indie, trip hop and African music.
Since the release of their two now-legendary mixtapes, Tape One in 2011 and Tape Two in 2013, the latter of which also won Scottish Album of the Year. Young Father’s have received acclaim from both fans and artists alike - receiving cosigns from the likes of David Byrne, Massive Attack, Idles, M.I.A, Florence Welch, Sam Fender, Janelle Monae, Self Esteem and Danny Boyle - the latter of which used 7 of their tracks and one unique composition for his sequel to Trainspotting.
A truly unique combination of indie-rock, hip-hop and soul!