Young Fathers

Amoeba Will Be Back This Fall, Let’s Rejoice For Los Angeles

By Alyson Camus | August 1, 2020

I cannot make a list of all the artists I have seen at Amoeba


By Alyson Camus | November 3, 2018

Young Fathers are at the Fonda Theatre on Friday

LCD Soundsystem, Yeah Yeah Yeahs With Young Fathers At The Hollywood Bowl, Friday May 4th 2018

By Alyson Camus | May 6, 2018

you can’t go more different than these two bands live

Young Fathers At Amoeba, Thursday May 3rd 2018

By Alyson Camus | May 4, 2018

their songs were amazing adventurous collages


By Alyson Camus | April 28, 2018

LCD Soundsystem and Yeah Yeah Yeahs play 2 shows at the Hollywood Bowl

Sneak Peaks: Upcoming Album Releases 3-9-18 – 3-15-18

By Iman Lababedi | March 3, 2018

Young Fathers are one of the greatest bands in the world today

The Best Of 2015: Concerts Through July 31st, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | August 1, 2015

Young Fathers – Central Park SummerStage – July 25th – They were sweating from the heat and seemed disappointed in the size of the audience, and daylight doesn’t appear to three piece rap and alt’s natural habitat: and they were still magnificent. That version of “Shame”? That was worth it.

rock nyc Top 10 Songs 7-24-15 – 7-31-15

By Iman Lababedi | July 26, 2015

It wasn’t a bad week, not great but some good stuff there, however, oddly, there weren’t many standout songsl a lot of fair stuff very little great stuff. “Shame” made an appreance because it killed live, but the heart of the week for new tracks was 50 Cents. Alice Glass and the Yogi and Skrilelx song. Otherwise, OK but yeah, most of em wouldn’t have made it on a great week.

Young Fathers At Central Park SummerStage, Saturday, July 25th, 2015, Review

By Iman Lababedi | July 26, 2015

Young Fathers know from money problems, “G” Hastings was raised in the Drylaw housing estate (part of paradise postponed), and the sound is both very dark and very heavy: to really mix metaphors, it isn’t like Marijuana, it is like a hammer in a knife fight.

The Best of 2015: rock nyc Best Songs In Order And Reviewed Through April 30th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | May 1, 2015

Old Rock N Roll – Young Fathers – The Scottish Nigerian trio suggest here something that is just about self-evident, “I’m tired of playing the good black, I’m trying to have to hold back”. Which makes sense but not as much as Young Fathers equating racism with money and power. Which is where the real stuff is.

The Best Of 2015: Songs Through April 30th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | April 30, 2015

In which the songs catch up with the year, 63 songs, three from Brian Wilson alone, on an album that isn’t as good as its best moments and whose best moments are among the best of the year. And Young Fathers, who are as good as their best moments and who I still expect to crack the US in some form or the other.

Sneak Peaks: New Album Releases 4-6-15

By Iman Lababedi | April 5, 2015

Some good ones here. Obviously a new Brian Wilson is always good news even if I have my doubts and Waxahatchee is a talented woman, the Mountain Goats single off this album was awesome and Drug Cabin are first rate but no…. I am going to see Young Fathers. on Friday and I can’t wait and the two new songs I’ve heard off their new album are excellent and they are the best new band of the year. A huge band.

10 Songs: Saturday, March 7th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | March 7, 2015

Rain Or Shine – Young fathers – Scotland’s finest sing an ode to absence set in place by an insistent organ and with the three leaders sounding both distracted and cool. The rap isn’t great but everything else sure is – A-

10 Songs: Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | December 2, 2014

The more I hear from these Mercury Prize winning, Scottish via Africa, stunningly rich music, this song may be their best, the happier I am I picked up a ticket to catch em at MHOW next year. A haunting, very lovely electronic based but isn’t that hook just a piano note, us one of the best sounds you’ll hear this year – A

Young Fathers Won The 2014 Mercury Prize Award… And It Is Easy to Hear Why

By Iman Lababedi | November 2, 2014

They came together in 2008 and called themselves a psychedelic hip hop band, putting you in mind of that cali hip hop movement, but all the jagged beats and ragged rhythms, dark backing tracks and slowed down layers of sound are more like Tricky fronting FKA twigs