Edinburgh-based trio Young Fathers are the winners of the 2014 Mercury Prize.
G Hastings, Alloysious Massaquoi and Kayus Bankole took the £20,000 prize at the Roundhouse in London for ‘Dead’, the band’s first long-player, beating the likes of Damon Albarn, Bombay Bicycle Club and the bookies’ surprise favourite, FKA Twigs.
Their to-the-point acceptance speech read simply: simply said: “Thank you. We love you. We love you all.”
The award follows up a similar prize claimed in June for EP ‘Tape Two’ which was named Scottish Album of the Year.