Earlier this year, Young Fathers teamed up with the Leith Congregational Choir and unleashed brand new single ‘Only God Knows’, which was featured alongside five other tracks on the soundtrack to ‘T2: Trainspotting’.
They’re currently recording new material in the studio, but while we’re waiting for even more new material the Scots have headed back in time, mining their back catalogue and bringing their first two mixtapes back into focus. They’ll be reissuing both ‘Tape One’ and ‘Tape Two’ via Big Dada on 16th June.
‘Tape One’ was recorded in a single week back in 2011 and was released as a free download and limited edition cassette (with individually spray painted sleeves no less!) ‘Tape Two’ came pretty much immediately afterwards, in January 2012. It won the Scottish Album of the Year Award in 2014.
Speaking of the reissues, the trio said in a statement: “When we were younger, we made some tapes. Now they’re a double alum. Could be the best music we’ve ever made. Who knows? Who cares?” We care, Young Fathers!
Revisit ‘Only God Knows’ and see the tracklisting for both ‘Tape One’ and ‘Tape Two’ below.
08. Dar-Eh Da Da Du
01. I Heard
02. Come To Life
03. Only Child
04. Queen Is Dead
07. Mr. Martyr
08. Way Down In The Hole
09. Ebony Sky