NEWS: Young Fathers release new single, 'Geronimo' 2

NEWS: Young Fathers share new single ‘Tell Somebody’ ahead of ‘Heavy Heavy’ album and tour

Young Fathers; Alloysious Massaquoi, Kayus Bankole and G. Hastings, have just returned with their brand new single ‘Tell Somebody’; another beguiling, thickly textured glimpse of their upcoming album, Heavy Heavy set for release on February 3rd via Ninja Tune. Denser and more cinematic than previous singles ‘Geronimo’ and ‘I Saw’, the track is another example of how Young Fathers so skilfully side-step any musical restraints.

The sublime track adds to the growing mystique and anticipation for their up coming record. Once the refrain of ‘Tell Somebody’ takes hold, it builds and builds to an intense breath-taking climax. To accompany the release, the trio continue their creative collaboration with 23 year old Austrian-Nigerian artist and filmmaker David Uzochukwu who compliments the song with a visual that perfectly demonstrates the cinematic, expansive vibe of the track.

Speaking of the title of their upcoming album, Heavy Heavy, Young Fathers said it “could be a mood, or it could describe the smoothed granite of bass that supports the sound or, it could be a nod to the natural progression of boys to grown men and the inevitable toll of living, a joyous burden….You let the demons out and deal with it. Make sense of it after.”

Heavy Heavy is the group’s fourth album and their first in nearly five years after 2018’s ‘Coco Sugar,’ celebrating a renewed back-to-basics approach, with just the three of them in their basement studio with equipment and microphones with everything always plugged in and everything always in reach.

To celebrate the release of Heavy Heavy in February, the trio have now announced a run of intimate in-store shows taking place during the week of its release. Starting at Kingston’s Pryzm’ on February 2nd, the gigs will give fans a chance to hear the new material performed live. Renowned for their electrifying performances, their shows are a blur of ritualistic frenzy, marking them as one of the UK’s must see acts. Such is their commitment to performance and support of the wonderful network of independent venues across the UK ,that Young Fathers have been recently announced as the Scottish Ambassadors for the Independent Venue Week running from January 30th to February 5th 2023.

Following these, they will begin their official tour, making their much anticipated return to stages across the UK and Europe – The tour will include a sold out show at the Roundhouse in London, Elysee Montmartre in Paris, Paradiso in Amsterdam, O2 Academy in Leeds and Glasgow, Olympia in Dublin, Astra in Berlin, Albert Hall in Manchester, Trix in Antwerp, Mojo Club in Hamburg and more. See below for full details. Heavy Heavy is out February 3rd via Ninja Tune .

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February 2023

2nd Pryzm Kingston (with Banquet Records)
3rd Rough Trade East London
4th Rough Trade Bristol
6th Chalk Brighton (with Resident Records)
10th La Belle Angele Edinburgh (with Assai Records)

17th Essigfabrik Cologne, DE
18th Astra Berlin, DE
19th Mojo Club Hamburg, DE
21st Paradiso Amsterdam, NL
22nd Trix Antwerp, BE
24th Elysee Montmartre Paris, FR
26th SWX Bristol, UK (Sold Out)
28th O2 Academy Leeds, UK

March 2023

1st 3Olympia Dublin, IE
3rd O2 Academy Glasgow, UK (Sold Out)
4th O2 Academy Glasgow, UK
6th Boiler Shop Newcastle, UK
7th Albert Hall Manchester, UK
9th Roundhouse London, UK (Sold Out)

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