Young Fathers Win Mercury Prize For Album Of The Year

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Young Fathers were tonight announced the winners of the 2014 Barclaycard Mercury Prize for Album of the Year with their offering ‘Dead’.

On receiving their award, the band said: “Thank you, thank you. We love you all”.

Young Fathers took the award for Best Album above other acclaimed nominees such as Royal Blood, Bombay Bicycle Club and FKA Twigs.

“Young Fathers have a unique take on urban British music, brimming with ideas – forceful, unexpected and moving.”

– Simon Frith, Chair of Judges

The full show be be broadcast in full on Channel 4 at 11.40pm this Friday, October 31st, and sees every nominee perform one song from their nominated album of the year.

Other nominees for the Album Of The Year Award were:

Anna Calvi – One Breath

Bombay Bicycle Club – So Long, See You Tomorrow

Damon Albarn – Everyday Robots

East India Youth – Total Strife Forever

FKA twigs – LP1

GoGo Penguin – v2.0

Jungle – Jungle

Kate Tempest – Everybody Down

Nick Mulvey – First Mind

Polar Bear – In Each and Every One

Royal Blood – Royal Blood

Young Fathers – Dead


Many of these live performances were recorded and will be available exclusively from iTunes to raise money for War Child.

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