Just ahead of the release of their third album Cocoa Sugar, Scottish hip-hop trio Young Fathers have released a new track, Toy. The band Alloysious Massaquoi, Graham ‘G’ Hastings and Kayus Bankole, have already released two tracks from the album, lead single Lord and, currently recieving heavy airplay, In my view, and Toy follows on their lead into the trio’s more muscular and self-assured sound.

It starts with these muscular synths and sounds, hard edge stabs over a wobbly bassline. Over the top the three trade out verses with some skill and verve, the lyrics focusing on a relationship, and its aftermath, from the perspective of a used ex-partner. Throw in a soulful sung chorus and it’s right up there with anything the band have produced.

Check it out, here

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Young Fathers commence a run of UK and EU shows throughout March and April 2018, including their biggest headline show to date at London’s 3000 capacity Roundhouse venue on 21st March, Tickets for all the date are on sale now, with full details available via http://www.young-fathers.com/

Young Fathers Live 2018   

20/03/18 – O2 Institute 2, Birmingham, UK

21/03/18 – Roundhouse, London, UK

22/03/18 – Trinity Centre, Bristol, UK [SOLD OUT]

23/03/18 – O2 Ritz, Manchester, UK

24/03/18 – Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow, UK [SOLD OUT]

28/03/18 – Academy, Dublin, UK

 

06/04/18 – AB Box, Brussels, Belgium

07/04/18 – Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam, Netherlands

09/04/18 – Columbia Theatre, Berlin, Germany

10/04/18 – MeetFactory o.p.s, Prague, Czech Republic [SOLD OUT]

11/04/18 – Rote Fabrik, Zurich, Switzerland

12/04/18 – La Badaboum, Paris, France

25/05/18 – All Points East, London

26/05/18 – BBC Biggest Weekend Festival, Belfast

 

15/06/18 – Maikmarkt-Gelande, Mannheim, Germany

15/06/18 – The Eden Project, St Austell, UK (with Massive Attack) [SOLD OUT]

16/06/18 – The Eden Project, St Austell, UK (with Massive Attack) [SOLD OUT]

12/07/18 –  Mad Cool Festival 2018, Madrid, Spain

14/07/18 –  Bbk 2018 Bilbao, Spain

30/08/18 –  Electric Fields, Drumlanrig Castle, Thornhill