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Listen: Young Fathers – I Heard

16 April 2013, 14:00 | Written by Andriana Albert

With Scottish roots and African heritage, the trio that calls themselves Young Fathers capture the essence of your aching soul and soothe the broken pieces of experiences gone awry into rhythmic submission on the lead single, ‘I Heard’ off their forthcoming release.

With vocals ranging from choral chants to soothing falsettos, serenading beneath a percussion-led beat of the Caribbean persuasion, Young Fathers entraps you with their lyrical tale in a matter of moments. But don’t be fooled by the harmonious purity of the emotive groups’ words, a wind tunnel of distorted effects is whirling quietly below, as Young Fathers’ vocals begin to harmonize.

‘I Heard’ is just the tip of the iceberg, as Young Fathers embark on a European tour supporting Scottish darlings, CHVRCHES, before releasing their second, and what’s sure to be most satisfying body of worldly R&B-inspired beats, Tape Two, wrapped up in bits and pieces of the human spirit in it’s various forms. Be sure to catch them when they hit your city, tour dates below.

Young Fathers TAPE TWO is out 11th June via Anticon.

Apr 24 – Aberdeen – Garage (with Chvrches)
Apr 25 – Zurich – Rote Fabrik
Apr 26 – St Gallens – Palace
Apr 27 – Chiasso – Gwenstival
Apr – 29 London – Village Underground (with Chvrches)
Apr 30 – Nottingham – Rescue Rooms (with Chvrches)
May 1 – Manchester – Sound Control (with Chvrches)
May 2 – Edinburgh – Voodoo Rooms (Love Music… Hate Racism benefit)
May 9 – Brno – Czech Rep – Itch My Ha Ha
May10 – Mahales – Czech Rep – Ceske Budejovice
May 18 – Brighton – The Great Escape (@ Brighthelm)

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