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Young Fathers’ Tape Two declared Scottish Album Of The Year

By | Published on Friday 20 June 2014

Young Fathers

Edinburgh-based hip hoppers Young Fathers won the Scottish Album Of The Year prize last night for their album ‘Tape Two’, picked from a shortlist that also included Biffy Clyro, RM Hubbert, Mogwai, Chvrches and Edwyn Collins.

Stewart Henderson, chair of award organiser the Scottish Music Industry Association told reporters: “On behalf of the SMIA I’d just like to say how delighted we are for Young Fathers. ‘Tape Two’ is an extraordinary album and a deserving winner out of a phenomenally strong shortlist. The SMIA is extremely proud to be so closely linked with The SAY Award – a prestigious and increasingly important celebration of Scotland’s quite exceptional musical output”.

Meanwhile Caroline Parkinson from Creative Scotland, which provides the £20,000 prize money, said: “The SAY Award is a fantastic way of supporting and raising the profile of Scotland’s talented musicians, of which there are many. As a founding partner, we are delighted to support the Awards and congratulate the winner and all the nominees!”