Scottish trio, Young Fathers, recently played the Bay Area while on tour with Depeche Mode and Dokkaebi was there to grab an interview before they hit the stage at the Chase Center in SF. Tune in on Monday, December 11th @ 7pm to hear their conversation.
Young Fathers were christened in 2008, named after the fact that all three members were named for their fathers.
They are: ‘G’ Hastings, from Drylaw, Edinburgh, Alloysious Massaquoi, originally from Liberia via Ghana and Kayus Bankole, born in Edinburgh to Nigerian parents but partially raised in Maryland in the USA, all 27 years old.
Latest album, Heavy Heavy, signals 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.
For Young Fathers, there’s no dress code required. Dancing, not moshing. Hips jerking, feet slipping, brain firing in Catherine Wheel sparks of joy and empathy. Underground but never dark. Still young, after some years, even as the heavy, heavy weight of the world seems to grow day by day.