Young Fathers win the 2014 Barclaycard Mercury Prize for album of the year

They may not have been hot favourites for the award, but the experimental hip hop artists Young Fathers took home the 2014 Mercury Prize for their album Dead.


Nick Grimshaw pronounced the Edinburgh-based band the winners at the official awards ceremony at the Roundhouse in London last night

Simon Frith, Chair of Judges was full of praise for Young Fathers, saying: “Young Fathers have a unique take on urban British music, brimming with ideas – forceful, unexpected and moving.”

When they collected their winner’s trophy and cheque for £20,000, Young Fathers said: “Thank you, thank you. We love you all!”

If you haven’t sampled any of the tracks from their album Dead yet, check out the single Get Up below.

Young Fathers - GET UP

You can catch Young Father live at Drill:Brighton on various dates in December, search for tickets here.