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Young Fathers have kicked-off 2023 with brand new single ‘Rice’.

The joy-filled track gives fans a final taste of what to expect from their forthcoming album ‘Heavy Heavy’, due out on 03 February.

The 10-track project will be the group’s fourth album to date and their first since 2018s ‘Cocoa Sugar’.

To accompany the release the trio have shared an official lyric video. The visual sees them continue their creative collaboration with 23-year-old Austrian-Nigerian artist and filmmaker David Uzochukwu, and perfectly demonstrates the scale and expansive feel of the music.


The band were recently announced as the Scottish Ambassadors for the Independent Venue Week. They have lined-up a run of intimate in-store shows taking place during the week of their new album’s release, including a newly announced Norwich date, followed by a headline UK & Ireland tour.

Young Fathers 2023 Tour Dates:

Norwich Arts Centre, 01 Feb (Independent Venue Week)
Pryzm Kingston, 02 (w/ Banquet Records)
London Rough Trade East, 03 (Evening + Matinee)
Bristol Rough Trade, 04 (Evening + Matinee)
Brighton Chalk, 06 (w/ Resident Records)
Edinburgh La Belle Angele, 10 (w/ Assai Records)

Tickets for Norwich show on sale Friday (13 January) at 10am from See Tickets

Bristol SWX, 26 Feb
Leeds O2 Academy, 28
Dublin 3Olympia Theatre, 01 March
Glasgow O2 Academy, 03
Glasgow O2 Academy, 04
Newcastle Boiler Shop, 06
Manchester Albert Hall, 07
London Roundhouse, 09

Remaining tickets on sale now from Ticketmaster Ticketweb See Tickets

The band is Alloysious Massaquoi, Kayus Bankole and G. Hastings.

Young Fathers ‘Heavy Heavy’ Full Album Tracklisting:

I Saw
Tell Somebody
Shoot Me Down
Sink Or Swim
Holy Moly
Be Your Lady

Photo Credit: Stephen Roe / PRESS