YOUNG FATHERS have shared plans for their new album ‘Heavy Heavy’.

The Scottish trio recently returned with triumphant new single ‘Geronimo’, four years on from the release of their acclaimed, SAY-award winning 2018 album ‘Cocoa Sugar’.

Now, we’ve been informed that their long-awaited fourth full-length will be released on 3rd February, and it will be accompanied by a full UK tour. The tour kicks off in Germany and stops off in Netherlands, France, England and Ireland. It also includes a huge date at Glasgow’s O2 Academy on 3rd March, and culminates at the Roundhouse in London on 9th March.

The new record sees the trio embrace 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.”

They comment: “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.”

The news also comes with bruising new single ‘I Saw’, and it’s complemented by visuals from film maker David Uzochukwu. A stark reminder of their unrelenting creativity and unique vision, it’s very different to the emotive ‘Geronimo’ – instead carried by a burning sense of fury and bold bravado.

They say it’s a “big bully with sh*te down their leg, still swaggering. That pamphlet through your door blaming the establishment and immigrants for everything going wrong. The stench of long-dead empire, trudging along, a psychological hammer to your head in every step. The delusion.”

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Photo by Jordan Hemingway