Edinburgh hip-hop act Young Fathers lifted the third Scottish Album Of The Year Award at the annual ceremony at Glasgow’s Barrowland Ballroom.
The trio, who described their home in their acceptance speech as a “basement in Leith”, beat off a host of big names in taking the £20,000 first prize, reinforcing the award’s reputation as a champion of the underground and alternative. Tape 2 – a 9-track, 24-minute EP – beat off opposition from the likes of Biffy Clyro, Edwyn Collins and Chvrches, all of whom attended the ceremony and picked up ‘consolation’ prizes of £1000 for making the shortlist.
Last year’s winner RM Hubbert was also present as a shortlisted act as well as to perform a short set, while other bands appearing on the Barrowlands stage included percussion collective Issho Taiko, Alarm Bells (a new-ish act featuring several former members of Dananananaykroyd) and Young Fathers’ stablemate, Law.
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