Young Fathers release new single ‘Rice’

Their new album ‘Heavy Heavy’ is out next month.

Ahead of the release of their fourth album ‘Heavy Heavy’ on 3rd February via Ninja Tune, Young Fathers are sharing their latest single ‘Rice’. ‘Heavy Heavy’ marks the trio’s first album since 2018’s ‘Cocoa Sugar’, and the upcoming record sees them embracing a “renewed back-to-basics approach, just the three of them in their basement studio, some equipment and microphones: everything always plugged in, everything always in reach.” “Heavy Heavy 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, relationships, family, the natural momentum of a group that has been around long enough to witness massive changes,” the band say. “You let the demons out and deal with it,” Kayus Bankole adds. “Make sense of it after.” Revisit our interview with the band from our November 2022 issue now. ‘Heavy Heavy’ Tracklisting: 01. Rice 02. I Saw 03. Drum 04. Tell Somebody 05. Geronimo 06. Shoot Me Down 07. Ululation 08. Sink Or Swim 09. Holy Moly 10. Be Your Lady See Young Fathers live at the following dates: FEBRUARY 01 Arts Centre Norwich (Independent Venue Week) 02 Pryzm Kingston (with Banquet Records) 03 Rough Trade East London (matinee and evening show) 04 Rough Trade Bristol (matinee and evening show) 06 Chalk Brighton (with Resident Records) 10 La Belle Angele Edinburgh (with Assai Records) 17 Essigfabrik Cologne, DE 18 Astra Berlin, DE 19 Mojo Club Hamburg, DE 21 Paradiso Amsterdam, NL 22 Trix Antwerp, BE 24 Elysee Montmartre Paris, FR 26 SWX Bristol, UK (Sold Out) 28 O2 Academy Leeds, UK MARCH 01 Olympia Dublin, IE 03 O2 Academy Glasgow, UK (Sold Out) 04 O2 Academy Glasgow, UK 06 Boiler Shop Newcastle, UK 07 Albert Hall Manchester, UK 09 Roundhouse London, UK (Sold Out) Get tickets to watch Young Fathers live now.

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