Last night the awards Scottish Album of the Year Awards 2018 took place at Paisley Town Hall. Some of the biggest names in Scotland’s music industry gathered to celebrate and find out who had taken the biggest prize of the night.
The shortlist for this prestigious award included Franz Ferdinand with Always Ascending and Mogwai with Every Country’s Sun but it was Edinburgh based band Young Fathers who took the top spot with their album Cocoa Sugar.
Scottish Album of the Year Awards 2018: Young Fathers
Since forming in 2008, Young Fathers have won a string of awards including the Mercury music prize in 2014 and have now made history being the first band to win the coveted Scottish Album of the Year Award twice. On winning the award, band member, Alloysious Massaquoi said, “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.”
The Scottish Album of the Year Awards 2018 were presented by BBC Scotland’s Vic Galloway and Nicola Meighan and the crowd was treated to live performances from a whole host of Scotland’s newest artists. These included sets from Hairband, Megan Airlie, Erland Cooper and Declan Welsh & The Decadent West.