Four years on from their unexpected Mercury Prize win, Edinburgh trio Young Fathers still refuse to fit in. They may have dabbled with the mainstream in their utter dominance of the soundtrack to last year's T2: Trainspotting, but as Cocoa Sugar confirms, their uncompromising vision is still very much intact.With the world being stuck in a state of dissonance, Young Fathers seem all set to come out firing on all cylinders with lyrical slams in "Toy," "Tremolo," and a particularly scornful "Wow."
For a band that makes esoteric, genre-perplexing music, Scotland's Young Fathers have found ways to insert themselves into the mainstream. Back in 2014, they rose from obscurity and defied significant odds to win the Mercury Prize for their debut, Dead . Last year, they stole the show on the hyped soundtrack to Danny Boyle's long-awaited film, T2 Trainspotting . No matter the accolade or triumph, the Edinburgh-based trio are blasé about it all.
An interview with the Fall's Mark E. Smith may seem like it has the potential to pick one of the great mind's of music in the last 30 years, but tell that to the Loaded writer who reportedly received one of Smith's cigarette butts in the eye after asking the wrong question. Or how about the time he pulled a knife on an interviewer, or threw an NME hack's tape recorder (or was it a notebook) into a pond?
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