May 11, 2017
“When we were younger, we made some tapes… Could be the best music we’ve ever made.”
Young Fathers are revisiting their early mixtapes for a brace of new vinyl reissues via Big Dada next month.
Originally released in 2011/12, several years before their official debut Dead won the Mercury Prize, TAPE ONE was recorded within a week at the band’s basement studio in Leith and only saw the light of day via digital download and a super-limited cassette with spray-painted sleeves.
With TAPE TWO recorded almost immediately afterwards, both tapes were picked up by Anticon and released on vinyl, CD and cassette in the US – formats mirrored by Big Dada’s UK release.
Check out the tracklists below and hear ‘Ebony Sky,’ the final track off TAPE TWO, below. Both releases are available to pre-order here ahead of their release on 16th June.
Earlier this year, Young Fathers contributed 6 tracks to the T2: Trainspotting soundtrack, of which the credits theme was pressed to 7″ vinyl.
8. Dar-Eh Da Da Du
1. I Heard
2. Come To Life
3. Only Child
4. Queen Is Dead
7. Mr. Martyr
8. Way Down In The Hole
9. Ebony Sky