tempobet yeni adresi
like this cd review

23/04/2015 : YOUNG FATHERS - White Men Are Black Men Too

YOUNG FATHERS

White Men Are Black Men Too

MusicCD
Indie

[70/100]   

Big Dada
23/04/2015, Paul PLEDGER

With hip-hop in their veins and alt-pop in their hearts, Young Fathers have come a long way in such a short space of time. Little known before winning last year's Mercury Music Prize for the 9-month old album Dead, the Edinburgh trio have slowly built up a following with regular touring and a few interim singles to satiate demand. Just fifteen months after their Top 40 debut, White Men Are Black Men Too ensures the interest and momentum is sustained with a varied collection of disturbed dances and intense atmospherics.

Rather than rewrite radio-favourite Get Up, Young Fathers have formulated atonal harmonies and crushing beats into a melange of unsettling anti-pop that doesn't quite gel until mid-way through side one when the speaker-pummelling pomp of 27 lurches into earshot, followed by the insistent single choice Rain Or Shine on which they proclaim "I'm ready to fly..." with drums crashing and droning bass-line menacingly keeping time.

From around this point, White Men...really comes into its own. Sirens is a pretty plaintive little number that musically recalls early Caustic Window or Plaid, while 'for fuck's sake...' ushers in the most 'hip-hop' track here, Old Rock and Roll, which culminates in a weird-out mantra for the disaffected. It truly is a freaky experience, like Fela Kuti on acid. If I was to pick a similar artist today, it might be Tricky, another purveyor of imaginative left-field down-beat pop. Listen to the closing funereal Get Started and you'll see the comparison - distorted gospel, anyone?

The vinyl edition is worth investigating - you get a bonus 7" with the excellent Soon Come Soon included, which more than makes up for a few other tracks that miss the target by a country kilometre. But then, if Young fathers were perfect, they'd be just that bit duller.

This review also appeared on Flipside Reviews

Paul PLEDGER
23/04/2015


Music reviews

30
05
THIS ETERNAL DECAY
Silence
29
05
THE MIDNIGHT COMPUTERS
Anxious
03
05
BOYTRONIC
The Robot Treatment
02
05
ARMAGEDDON DILDOS
Heut Nacht
01
05
BLUTENGEL + HOCICO
Obscured
30
04
STRIKKLAND
Predatorial Right

NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

NEWS

28
05
Electro/Synthwave Act GIANT MONSTERS ON THE HORIZON Unleash New Studio Album - Live From Night City
26
05
Happy birthday Wayne Hussey!
24
05
46 years Of Diamond Dogs!
23
05
34 years of 'Let Your Body Learn!'
22
05
39 years Spellbound!
21
05
Electro / EBM pioneers PORTION CONTROL strike hard with new album 'Head Buried'!

Concert reviews

31
12
EUFORIC EXISTENCE, ZYNIK 14, WULF7, DELERITAS, CAUSENATION
EBM is still alive (part 1) - Club 52, Eernegem
25
11
SUPER DRAGON PUNCH !! + AMBASSADOR 21 + SUICIDE COMMANDO
MAGASIN 4, NOV 8TH 2019, BRUSSELS (BELGIUM)
21
08
LES NEGRESSES VERTES
Live @ Moods Festival, Brugge - Belgium - 2.08.2019
07
08
DIARY OF DREAMS, STAR INDUSTRY, YOUR LIFE ON HOLD, A SLICE OF LIFE, LA SCALTRA
Summer event - za 3 augustus, Schoten
06
08
DE DELVERS, STAATSEINDE
Genste Feesten, Kinky Star , 28 juli 2019
14
07
MIDNIGHT OIL
MIDNIGHT OIL Live @ Rock Zottegem - Belgium - 05.07.2019

GET A COPY OF OUR MAGAZINE
SEND TO YOUR HOME

INTERVIEWS

26
05
MARK E MOON
We Know We’re Not Re-Inventing The Wheel!
23
05
JOSH KLINGHOFFER (PLURALONE,RHCP)
“I suddenly found the piano the most exciting instrument to write on.”
19
05
THE HERESY GENE
'The More We Do It, The More Important It Feels.'
01
05
AUTUMN TEARS
An Interview With Autumn Tears
30
04
EMPUSAE
One thing is for sure... I'll never stop making music!

PHOTOS

13
03
SIGLO XX
Porta Nigra Aarschot
13
03
ROME
Porta Nigra Aarschot
13
03
THE ROSE OF AVALANCHE
Porta Nigra Aarschot
13
03
THE DANSE SOCIETY
Porta Nigra Aarschot
13
03
THE ARCH
Porta Nigra Aarschot
11
03
FRONT 242
Pulse Namur Isnes
11
03
SHAARGHOT
Pulse Namur Isnes

ADVERTISE
IN PEEK-A-BOO

VIDEO CLIPS

01
06
AEVERIUM
Hunted
31
05
THE JUGGERNAUTS
PURGE
30
05
MERCIFUL NUNS
Live at Amphi, Cologne 23-07-2017
29
05
UNZUCHT
Ein Wort Fliegt Wie Ein Stein
28
05
GOLDEN BOY FEAT. MISS KITTIN
Rittin Kitten (Extended)
27
05
HIDDEN ORCHESTRA
Still
26
05
EX-RZ
I can't live in a living room