Young Fathers (Credit: Euan Robertson)
'Cocoa Sugar' takes home the much-coveted gong...

Young Fathers are the winners of this year's SAY Award - the Scottish Album Of The Year.

The shortlist was confirmed a matter of days ago, featuring perhaps the strongest field in the award's history.

The final ceremony took place at Paisley Town Hall last night (September 6th) with Young Fathers scooping the gong for their full length 'Cocoa Sugar'.

The group become the first act to win the trophy twice, and it clearly meant a lot to the Leith three-piece.

Band member Alloysious Massaquoi was ecstatic, saying: “We want to thank everyone who voted, it’s fantastic for Scotland and diversity in music. This is a total surprise and an honour for us to win it twice and make history. We are obviously a multi-racial group who stand for openness, kindness, and love.”

Robert Kilpatrick, General Manager at Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA), said: “A huge congratulations to Young Fathers for winning 2018’s Scottish Album of the Year Award. ‘Cocoa Sugar’ is a fantastic, world class record, which showcases the band’s incredible song writing talent and musicianship.”

“Having previously won The SAY Award for ‘Tape Two’ back in 2014, as well as The Hyundai Mercury Prize in the same year for ‘Dead’, they continue to go from strength to strength, defying expectations and creating some of the best music to have come out of Scotland. A truly well-deserved win from an outstanding, crucially important Scottish act.”

Congrats to Young Fathers!

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