Just took a crazy rush from the set of Fred Again to catch Young Dads’ final performance on West Holts.
The Scots trio has a terrifying live performance: Crazy, soulful, psychedelic, sinister yet euphoric, crazy, beautiful, magical.
Yes, that’s just a shopping list of adjectives, but, as The Line Of Best Fit noted earlier this year, the joy of young dads is that “they’re like everything.”
There is a political message to their show. At one point, they caused the crowd to chant: “Speak loudly and clearly, refugees are welcome here.”
It’s a message they send out in all of their gigs, but it takes on extra weight around Windrush’s 75th anniversary.
Still relatively mysterious, despite winning the Mercury Prize, they didn’t draw the biggest crowds (on my way here, I had to fight off waves of people flocking to the Pyramid Stage) but the people here are dancing as if their lives depended on It.