Irvine Welsh has high praise for Young Fathers who've earned two tracks on the T2 soundtrack
Cai Trefor

17:43 10th January 2017

2014 Mercury Prize winners Young Fathers have just been unveiled as one of the new acts to have been chosen for the Trainspotting 2 soundtrack, they made the cut out of thousands of submissions.

Their songs 'Get Up' taken from their album Dead and 'Rain Or Shine' taken from White Men Are Black Men Too were the two tracks to be placed in what is easily the most prestigious film for any alternative band to get a song on.

We caught up with Irvine Welsh at Festival Number 6 when he was still chosing which bands would go on it. But whilst remaining too tight-lipped to fully confirm (he says he 'hopes' it will work for the film) his praise indicated it was 99 percent there in his mind.

Speaking of the band he said: "Sometimes you get great tracks but they don't go with it. The one I hope works for the soundtrack is Young Fathers you know they're Edinburgh. They've created their own genre."

His praise for the band went as far as naming them in his top albums of all time:"It's always first love, so It's Ziggy Stardust to The Velvet Underground and Nico first album. Probably Iggy Pop's Avenue B. The first Young Fathers album."

The selection process was thoroughly thought out and by the sounds of iit a lot of time was dedicated to getting it right: "We got lots of submissions for the film," he said, raising his eyebrows.

Other than Young Fathers other new(ish) bands to have made the cut are London's Fat White Family and Wold Alice.

Iggy Pop's 'Lust For Life' makes a return although this time it's the hyped-up Prodigy remix. A lot of classic bands also make the list, the most obscure is perhaps the Rubberbandits, a comedy hip-hop duo from Limerick. Check out the full list below.

T2: Trainspotting Tracklist:
01. Iggy Pop – 'Lust for Life' (The Prodigy Remix)
02. High Contrast – 'Shotgun Mouthwash'
03. Wolf Alice – 'Silk'
04. Young Fathers – 'Get Up'
05. Frankie Goes to Hollywood – 'Relax'
06. Underworld – 'Eventually But (Spud’s Letter to Gail)' [feat. Ewen Bremner]
07. Young Fathers – 'Only God Knows'
08. The Rubberbandits – 'Dad’s Best Friend'
09. Blondie – 'Dreaming'
10. Queen – 'Radio Ga Ga'
11. Run DMC vs. Jason Nevins – 'It’s Like That'
12. The Clash – '(White Man) in Hammersmith Palais'
13. Young Fathers – 'Rain or Shine'
14. Fat White Family – 'Whitest Boy on the Beach'
15. Underworld – 'Slow Slippy'

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