Today, Young Fathers announce full details of their new album. Titled Cocoa Sugar, the twelve track album will be released on 9th March 2018 via Ninja Tune and follows the group’s previous two albums; 2014’s Mercury Prize-winning DEAD and 2015’s White Men Are Black Men Too. Written and recorded throughout 2017 in the band’s basement studio and HQ, Cocoa Sugar sees Young Fathers operating with a newfound clarity and direction, and as their confidence can be heard through their new songs.
To celebrate news of the new album, Young Fathers today reveal a brand new single ‘In My View’. Accompanied by a video directed by Jack Whiteley.
Cocoa Sugar will be available on CD, LP, limited LP and via all digital services. It features a striking visual aesthetic, with cover photography from Julia Noni and creative direction from Tom Hingston.
Meanwhile, Young Fathers will perform a run of UK and EU dates throughout March and April 2018, including their biggest headline show to date at London’s 3000 capacity Roundhouse venue on 21st March, Tickets for all the dates are on sale now, with full details available via http://www.young-fathers.com. The band are also due to perform as part of the forthcoming Video Jam X Basquiat event at The Barbican Centre, London on 28th January.
20/03/18 – O2 Institute 2, Birmingham, UK
21/03/18 – Roundhouse, London, UK
22/03/18 – Trinity Centre, Bristol, UK (SOLD OUT)
23/03/18 – O2 Ritz, Manchester, UK
24/03/18 – Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow, UK (SOLD OUT)
28/03/18 – Academy, Dublin, IRE
06/04/18 – AB Box, Brussels, Belgium
07/04/18 – Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam, Netherlands
09/04/18 – Columbia Theatre, Berlin, Germany
10/04/18 – MeetFactory o.p.s, Prague, Czech Republic
11/04/18 – Rote Fabrik, Zurich, Switzerland
12/04/18 – La Badaboum, Paris, France
15/06/18 – The Eden Project, St Austell, UK (with Massive Attack)
16/06/18 – The Eden Project, St Austell, UK (with Massive Attack)