Audio

Stream Young Fathers' 'White Men Are Black Men Too' LP In Its Entirety

Young Fathers share a full stream of 'White Men Are Black Men Too," the follow-up to the Mercury Prize-winning 'Dead' LP.


Scottish/Liberian/Nigerian trio Young Fathers‘ are sharing the full stream of White Men Are Black Men Too, the follow-up to their Mercury Prize-winning album Dead. The 12-song full-length, which was written and recorded on the road throughout their 2014 tour and finished at their Edinburgh studio, furthers bandmembers ‘G’ Hastings, Alloysious Massaquoi and Kayus Bankole‘s strain of apocalyptic pop, a mix of alluring melodies, heavy beats, rhymes, and experimental textures.

Speaking about the album's provocative title, Massaquoi wrote in a previous press statement, “We came at it from a different angle, a positive angle. it’s got issues of race and so what? Why should alarm bells start ringing, even though in general conversations race, politics, sex and religion are always the subject matter? Why should it be discussed behind closed doors and never confronted head on? How do we help tackle one of the biggest hinderances in people’s lives and the world… by not putting the question forward and not letting people debate positively or negatively about the statement?”

We've heard the album singles "Rain Or Shine" and "Shame," now stream Young Fathers' entire LP below via Noisey and pre-order White Men Are Black Men Too, due April 7 on Big Dada. The group members (who are all named after their fathers, hence the band name) have also shared a picture of their own fathers, which you can see below. Catch Young Fathers on their expansive North American and UK tour dates listed underneath.

The fathers of Young Fathers. Photo by the band.

Young Fathers North American & UK Tour Dates

Apr 09 Boston, MA - Great Scott

Apr 10 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall Of Williamsburg

Apr 11 Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle

Apr 12 Washington, DC - Rock N Roll Hotel

Apr 14 Raleigh, NC - Kings

Apr 15 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade (Hell Stage)

Apr 16 New Orleans, LA - Republic

Apr 17 Houston, TX - Fitzgeralds

Apr 18 Dallas, TX - Trees

Apr 19 Austin, TX - Parish

Apr 21 Phoenix, AZ – Pub Rock

Apr 22 San Diego, CA - Casbah

Apr 24 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo

Apr 25 San Francisco, CA – The Independent

Apr 29 Portland, OR - Holocene

Apr 30 Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club

May 01 Victoria, BC - Distrikt

May 02 Seattle, WA - Neumos

May 05 Boise, ID - Neurolux

May 06 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge

May 07 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge

May 08 Lincoln, NE - Vega

May 09 Minneapolis, MN - 7th St Entry

May 10 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall

May 13 St. Louis, MO - Firebird

May 14 Nashville, TN - Exit In

May 16 Gulf Shores, AL - Hangout Fest

May 20 Glasgow, UK - Art School

May 21 Newcastle, UK - Riverside

May 22 Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club

May 23 Knockengorroch, UK - World Ceilidh Festival

May 25 Manchester, UK - Gorilla

May 26 Nottingham, UK - Rescue Rooms

May 27 Cardiff, UK - Clwb Ifor Bach

May 28 London, UK - Koko

May 29 Brighton, UK - The Haunt

May 30 Southampton, UK - Engine Rooms

Jun 01 Gloucester, UK - Guildhall

Jun 02 Oxford, UK - O2 Academy 2

Jun 03 Birmingham, UK - Hare & Hounds

Jun 04 Stoke-On-Trent, UK - The Sugarmill

Jun 05 Norwich, UK - Norwich Arts Centre

Jun 06 Sheffield, UK - O2 Academy 2

Jun 07 Liverpool, UK - Kazimier

Jun 09 Edinburgh, UK - Central Hall

Interview
Photo: Kelenna Ogboso.

These Women Are Breaking Boundaries In Nigeria's Creative Spaces

We speak to five women about their work and contributions to Nigerian society & creative spaces, despite their patriarchal nature.

"African women in general need to know that it's ok for them to be the way they are–to see the way they are as a strength, and to be liberated from fear and from silence" —Wangarĩ Muta Maathai

These words prompt one to think about how terrible a job the media does in sharing the stories of African women. As journalists, our work is based on telling African stories, and the gap of female stories is a very apparent one that needs filling. It's important to have an environment that appreciates fearless and unapologetic women chasing their dreams and breaking the boundaries before them.

We caught up with Toketemu Ohwovoriole, a multimedia storyteller & journalist; Solis, a singer, songwriter, poet, & muse; Lauretta Yemoja, a beauty artist and rapper/singer; Tiwa Pearl, a dancer and creative; and Oyinkansola Dada, an art curator and founder of art gallery Polartics, to talk about their careers.

Keep reading... Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox

popular.

Interview: Clxrity, The Producer Behind Elaine’s Hit Single ‘You’re The One’, is Only Getting Started

Pretoria-based producer Clxrity did not expect the life-changing opportunities that came from producing Elaine's hit single 'You're The One' and her EP 'Elements'.