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Young Fathers beat Biffy Clyro and Chvrches to Scottish Album of the Year award

Rap trio rewarded for their 'Tape Two' release

Young Fathers have won this year’s Scottish Album of the Year Award for their 2013 release ‘Tape Two’.


The hip-hop trio beat albums by bands including Biffy Clyro, Chvrches and Boards Of Canada and will receive £20,000 as part of the prize, provided by Creative Scotland.

Stewart Henderson, Chair of the Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA), commented: “On behalf of The SMIA I’d just like to say how delighted we are for Young Fathers. ‘Tape Two’ is an extraordinary album and a deserving winner out of a phenomenally strong shortlist.”

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The ceremony was held at Glasgow Barrowlands last night (June 19) with runners-up taking home £1000 each. Each nominee also collected an Art Commission, to a value totalling £20,000, with work drawn from graduates of Scotland’s four principal art colleges.

‘Tape Two’ was released in June 2013 and at just nine tracks long is technically classed as an EP. Young Fathers released their first official album, ‘Dead’, earlier in 2014.

The list of nominated albums was as follows:

Biffy Clyro – ‘Opposites’
Boards of Canada – ‘Tomorrow’s Harvest’
Chvrches – ‘The Bones Of What You Believe’
Edwyn Collins – ‘Understated’
Hector Bizerk – ‘Nobody Seen Nothing’
RM Hubbert – ‘Breaks & Bone’
Steve Mason – ‘Monkey Minds In The Devil’s Time’
Mogwai – ‘Les Revenants’
The Pastels – ‘Slow Summits’
Young Fathers – ‘Tape Two’ (WINNER)

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