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M.I.A. Introduces A Diverse Line-Up For Meltdown Festival 2017


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M.I.A. is launching this year's Meltdown Festival, for which twelve new names have been added to the line-up. Over a period of nine days this summer, this cultural showcase hits London's Southbank Centre and tickets are set to go on sale next week.

M.I.A. to curate Meltdown Festival 2017M.I.A. to curate Meltdown Festival 2017

Not only is M.I.A. set to close this year's event with her first ever Royal Festival Hall performance, but she will also be curating the event which sees a number of different pop artists from different corners of the world coming together for a music extravaganza.

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Young Fathers at the world premiere of 'T2 Trainspotting' held at Cineworld Fountain Park in Edinburgh, Scotland - Sunday 22nd January 2017

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Massive Attack & Young Fathers - Voodoo In My Blood Video


Rosamund Pike stars in the Ringan Ledwidge directed video for Massive Attack and Young Fathers new single Voodoo in My Blood. The haunting video was shot in an old underground station. 'Voodoo In My Blood' is taken from Massive Attack's 'Ritual Spirit' EP. 

Young Fathers Announce 2015 Uk Tour Plus Releases Stream Of New Track 'Soon Come Soon' [Listen]

Posted on 12 December 2014

Young Fathers Announce 2015 UK Tour Plus Releases Stream Of New Track 'Soon Come Soon' [Listen]

Mercury Music Prize: In Defence Of Young Fathers


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It wasn't quite the token jazz act winning the award, and it wasn't quite Speech Debelle but there were audible gasps inside London's Roundhouse when Edinburgh-based hip-hop band Young Fathers were announced as the winner of the Mercury Music Prize on Wednesday (October 29, 2014). 

Young FathersYoung Fathers' Dead won Scottish Album of the Year in June

Music fans and journalists had expected the winner of the annual prize to be a straight tussle between FKA Twigs and Kate Tempest, though Young Fathers - whose album Dead was heralded by the music press upon release - was the surprise name on Nick Grimshaw's lips.

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Young Fathers Win The Mercury Music Prize


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Scottish trio Young Fathers have won this year’s Mercury Music Prize. Their debut album DEAD received the final nod from the judges when the announcement was made by Nick Grimshaw at London’s iconic Roundhouse venue on Wednesday evening.

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Young Fathers won the Mercury Music Prize on Wednesday

When the group was interviewed by More4’s Alice Levine a matter of seconds after scooping the prize, the members sounded rather shocked and lost for words, stating “it’s positive”. Their acceptance speech was similarly abrupt, simply saying “thank you, we love you, we love you all, thank you”. When asked what they intended to do with their £20,000 prize, the group’s ‘G’ Hastings implied that they hadn’t really considered the eventuality of winning it.

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Young Fathers - Photographs from the 2014 Barclaycard Mercury Prize which Edinburgh based Hip-Hop band 'Young Fathers' took away the nights main award at The Roundhouse in London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 29th October 2014

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Our Guide To This Year's Mercury Music Prize Nominations


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The 24th edition of the annual Barclaycard Mercury Prize is due to be held on Wednesday 29th October at London’s Roundhouse.

Last week we brought you our analysis of who we thought would make the dozen-strong shortlist from which the judges will pick the eventual winner. We got five out of the twelve correct, not bad as many pundits have expressed surprise at the relative obscurity of this year’s list in comparison to previous awards.

Only two of the nominated albums have reached the Number 1 spot in the UK Albums Chart, and only one nominee can realistically call himself a household name. There has also been a surprising snub for Sam Smith, who has made a huge impression on the British public’s imagination, with his debut album In The Lonely Hour sitting at the top the charts four months after its release.

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Young Fathers - Barclaycard Mercury Prize - Album of the Year Nominations - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 10th September 2014

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Young Fathers and Sonar Friday 19th June 2009 The 16th International Festival of Advance Music and Multimedia Art in Barcelona aka Sonar 2009 - Day 2 Barcelona, Spain

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