“Toy” by Young Fathers

Today, Young Fathers have released the video for their latest single, “Toy.” The video sees the band reignite their creative relationship with renowned Stink Films director Salomon Ligthelm, who collaborated with the band on 2014’s “Mr Martyr.” Ligthelm approached the trio with the video concept after hearing the track.

Salomon Ligthelm on “Toy”

“The tone of the track is so visceral and abrasive, which I think marries the political subject matter perfectly. I honestly just really like the idea of seeing dictators behaving like spoilt little children – pissed with the world, because things aren’t going their way. Looking at the political climate of our time, I’d say truth is certainly stranger than fiction.”

Young Fathers will preform a run of North American shows this week. The dates include sold out headline shows in New York (May 1) and Los Angeles (May 2) before the band join LCD Soundsystem and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs at the Hollywood Bowl on May 4 and 5. They have also just announced an in-store at Amoeba Hollywood this Thursday, May 3. Young Fathers will support Massive Attack at the UK’s Eden Project on June 15 and 16 in addition to festival appearances throughout the summer.

05/01 Brooklyn, NY – Zone One at Elsewhere (Sold Out)
05/02 Los Angeles, CA – Moroccan Lounge (Sold Out)
05/03 Los Angeles, CA – Amoeba Hollywood *6pm In-Store
05/04 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl++
05/05 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl++
05/25 London, UK – All Points East
05/26 Belfast, Ireland – BBC Biggest Weekend Festival
06/02 Edinburgh, Scotland – Hidden Door Festival
06/08 Helsinki, Finland – Sideways Festival
06/09 Milan, Italy – RADAR Festival
06/15 Mannheim, Germany – Maikmarkt-Gelande
06/15 St Austell, UK – The Eden Project**
06/16 St Austell, UK – The Eden Project**
06/17 Mannheim, Germany – Maifeld Derby Festival
06/21 Bucharest, Romania – Arenele Romane**
06/23 Budapest, Hungary – Papp László Budapest Sportaréna**
06/25 Istanbul, Turkey – Zorlu Performing Arts Center**
06/29 Montreux, Switzerland – Montreux Jazz Festival
07/12 Madrid, Spain – Mad Cool Festival 2018
07/14 Bilbao, Spain – BBK 2018
08/30 Drumlanrig Castle, Thornhill, Ireland – Electric Fields

++with LCD Soundsystem & Yeah Yeah Yeahs
**with Massive Attac