Young Fathers Win Scottish Album of the Year Award

20 June 2014, 06:00 | Updated: 20 June 2014, 12:29

Young Fathers SAY Awards 2014

Young Fathers have picked up the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award for Tape Two.

The winner was announced at The SAY Award Ceremony at the Barrowland Ballroom last night

Young Fathers, who live in Edinburgh, The band beat off competition from Biffy Clyro, CHVRCHES, Mogwai and Steve Mason to receive the prize of £20,000. 

Commenting on the award, Young Fathers said:  “What started in the basement has become worldwide.  Something that is personal to us, is for everyone.”

Stewart Henderson, Chair, Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA), commented:

“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 an increasingly important celebration of Scotland's quite exceptional musical output.”

SAY Award Shortlist 2014 (in alphabetical order):

Biffy Clyro -  Opposites
Boards of Canada  - Tomorrow's Harvest
CHVRCHES - The Bones Of What You Believe
Edwyn Collins - Understated
Hector Bizerk - Nobody Seen Nothing
Mogwai - Les Revenants
RM Hubbert - Breaks & Bone
Steve Mason - Monkey Minds in The Devil's Time
The Pastels - Slow Summits
Young Fathers - Tape Two