Young Fathers – Cocoa Sugar

Alloysious Massaquoi, Graham ‘G’ Hastings and Kayus Bankole form arguably one of the most unique and divisive groups in music. Always difficult to define, Young Fathers have continued to make engrossing music and Cocoa Sugar picks up where White Men Are Black Too left off.

Typically unique and exhilarating, the third album is even leaner, more muscular and self-assured than before with the Scottish band’s ever growing dedication to melody seeping through the cracks. Whilst not overtly political, the three men manage to capture the irritation of the current climate under the backdrop of mesmerising krautrock as well as industrial and soulful instrumentation.