Young Fathers: "We're ambitious and want to be heard"

30 October 2014, 11:54

Young Fathers Mercury Prize 2014

The Barclaycard Mercury Prize winners have been telling Radio X that the award is just the beginning for the trio and that global success was always part of their plans.

Speaking to Radio X's Danielle Perry, Alloysious Massaquoi of the Edinburgh hip hop trio said:

"Winning this award is all very nice, but it's about doing something, being everywhere, being huge.

"We want this, we're hungry. We want to be seen and heard. We're very ambitious We've never done music just for our pals, or just for our area, it's always been worldwide, since we were 14.

"We've believed that we're gonna reach the heights and we've still got a long way to go.

"It's the hunger to express yourself, the need to put yourself out there constantly. To overcome awkward feelings, to test yourself and do something creative."

Young Fathers beat off competition from Bombay Bicycle Club, Damon Albarn, Anna Calvi and FKA Twigs to walk home with the prize for Best British Album Of The Year at a ceremony in London last night (29 October).