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Young Fathers @ Guildhall, Gloucester (01.06.15)

YOUNG FATHERS don’t seem to do small talk – in fact, they don’t even introduce themselves at all during their hour-long set at Gloucester Guildhall. Like Rage Against The Machine before them, their live set is packed with such visceral intensity that onstage banter and audience interaction seem fairly low on their list of priorities. 447 more words


Jon Hopkins: Immunity - Album Review

This is an album full of contradictions for me. I feel, at least in part, that it is a little pretentious and contrived. I’m not sure why I feel that way but I have this nagging feeling that it is a very calculated collection of tracks. 837 more words

Album Reviews

Young Fathers Interview: International Bright Young Things

Sometimes a band hits a green patch where each release gets better and better; be it The Beatles in the mid-sixties, Stevie Wonder at the start of the seventies, Prince throughout the eighties, and many would argue that right now… 882 more words

Music Features

Manchester Confidential Archive

Mercury Prize Nominations


THE annual Mercury award shortlist for the album of year has been unveiled. Nominations were chosen by a selected panel of musicians, music executives, journalists and other figures in the music industry in the UK and Ireland. 1,599 more words

Manchester Confidential

New Music // Lianne Le Havas - Unstoppable

Is Your Love Big Enough? came as quite the surprise when I realised it came out way back in 2012, but star singer Lianne La Havas… 169 more words

New Music

Line(s) of the Day #Somethinggood

But something good tonight will make me forget about you for now
Forty-eight thousand seats bleats and roars for my memories of you

Taken from the song  33 more words

Alex Raphael

Young Fathers - White Men Are Black Men Too

(This is my review that appeared in Bonafide Magazine.) 

“A pop album… it’s our interpretation of what a pop album should be”. In Alloysious Massaquoi’s own words, this is the philosophy behind Young Fathers’ fiercely anticipated second LP; the bold, if slightly confused… 612 more words