Bass so loud it is a physical presence. So loud that you feel it in your sternum, your shins; so loud at times you can feel your hair and clothes vibrating. So loud it feels like it’s pushing you backward.

That was the scene at Brooklyn’s tiny Elsewhere Tuesday night, where one of Britain’s most popular recent groups — Scotland’s Young Fathers, a forward-looking electronic-rock band a generation down from TV on the Radio but bearing laptops full of other influences as well — played an intimate club gig far below their usual scale: Now a decade into their career, the group’s sophomore album “Dead” won the country’s prestigious Mercury Prize in 2014 and while relatively below-the-radar in the States, they’re a regular at European summer festivals; their new album “Cocoa Sugar,” released in March, is one of this year’s best. [Variety]

Scotland's genre-defying Young Fathers are in the midst of supporting their new album Cocoa Sugar (out now on Ninja Tune) with just a few US shows. They played intimate headlining gigs at Brooklyn's Elsewhere on Tuesday (5/1) and LA's Moroccan Lounge on Wednesday (5/2), and they're about to open for LCD Soundsystem and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs in LA this Friday (5/4) and Saturday (5/5). We caught the very energetic Elsewhere show, which was opened by Deem Spencer, and pictures of that one are in the gallery above.

Young Fathers also recently dropped a new video for "Toy" off their new album, and you can watch that below:


photos by P Squared

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