Young Father’s album Tape Two has won this year’s Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award.
The winner was announced at The SAY Award Ceremony held last night at the Barrowland Ballroom. Now in its third year, the prestigious award ceremony and was attended by over 800 people.
Young Fathers, who live in Edinburgh, 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.”
Caroline Parkinson, Director of Creative Development at Creative Scotland, said:
“The SAY Award is a fantastic way of supporting and raising the profile of Scotland’s talented musicians, of which there are many. As a founding partner, we are delighted to support the Awards and congratulate the winner and all the nominees!”
Jonathan Morrish, Director of PR and Corporate Communications at PPL, who is once again supporting the award, said:
“All of us at PPL had a great night celebrating Scotland’s thriving and diverse music scene with those at the very heart of the industry. Huge congratulations to all the artists involved. A special mention to Young Fathers on winning Scottish Album of the Year. The SAY Award is a fantastic way of supporting and raising the profile of Scotland’s world class musicians and it is a real pleasure to be associated with such an increasingly important event.”
Ian Manson, Chief Executive of Clyde Gateway, said:
"The SAY Award has again demonstrated the breadth of talent there is across the music industry in this country. I’d like to thank everyone involved in bringing such a special night to the east end and to congratulate Young Fathers on taking the honours this year."