YOUNG FATHERS release FAULTLess new single “Rice”

Words: Miles Holder

Young Fathers, made up of Alloysious Massaquoi, Kayus Bankole, and G. Hastings, have just released their brand-new track Rice as part of their 2023 launch. Rice is a hectic, upbeat spiritual that provides fans a sneak peek into their upcoming fourth album. The trio successfully crams a wide mix of styles, genres, and inspirations into its 10 tracks, and the album’s opening tune, “Rice,” does a fantastic job of setting the tone for this.

The Young Fathers released “Geronimo,” “Tell Somebody,” and “I Saw” last year; their most recent single, “Rice,” shows off their amazing ability to push sonic limits. This triumphant tune is accompanied by gospel chanting, wooden percussion, handclaps, and a victorious backdrop. The track’s accompanying visual, which was created by Austrian-Nigerian artist and filmmaker David Uzochukwu, adds a further layer of grandeur.

In February, The Young Fathers kicked off their official tour, making their eagerly awaited comeback to venues all over the UK and Europe. The tour will feature a sold-out performance at the Roundhouse in London, as well as other venues like the Elysee Montmartre in Paris, Paradiso in Amsterdam, O2 Academy in Leeds and Glasgow, Olympia in Dublin, Astra in Berlin, Albert Hall in Manchester, Trix in Antwerp, Mojo Club in Hamburg, and more (full dates below).

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Feb 1st         Arts Centre        Norwich (Independent Venue Week) 

Feb 2nd        Pryzm             Kingston (with Banquet Records)

Feb 3rd      Rough Trade East     London (matinee and evening show)

Feb 4th      Rough Trade         Bristol (matinee and evening show)

Feb 6th      Chalk             Brighton (with Resident Records)

Feb 10th     La Belle Angele        Edinburgh (with Assai Records)

Feb 17th      Essigfabrik         Cologne, DE 

Feb 18th      Astra             Berlin, DE 

Feb 19th       Mojo Club         Hamburg, DE 

Feb 21st       Paradiso         Amsterdam, NL 

Feb 22nd       Trix             Antwerp, BE 

Feb 24th       Elysee Montmartre     Paris, FR 

Feb 26th       SWX             Bristol, UK (Sold Out)

Feb 28th      O2 Academy         Leeds, UK

Mar 1st       Olympia         Dublin, IE

Mar 3rd       O2 Academy         Glasgow, UK (Sold Out)

Mar 4th         O2 Academy                     Glasgow, UK

Mar 6th       Boiler Shop         Newcastle, UK

Mar 7th       Albert Hall         Manchester, UK

Mar 9th         Roundhouse         London, UK (Sold Out)