Edinburgh hip-hop band featured in Trainspotting 2 leaked soundtrack


The soundtrack for T2: Trainspotting was leaked on Monday


The soundtrack for the Trainspotting sequel has been leaked this week after a track list was uploaded and deleted from Amazon on Monday and speculation subsequently fueled around the now all-but-confirmed tunes to be included.

Among those included are Edinburgh’s own Hip Hop trio, Young Fathers, with the 2014 Mercury Prize winners featuring considerably.

Old favourites feature while a number of current alternative acts are presented with a shot of iconography.

The decision was down to Irvine Welsh himself; clearly keen to maintain a close-to-home approach on the film. The trio will join prestigious alternative acts such as Fat White Family and Wolf Alice as well as classics from Iggy Pop, Queen and The Clash.

Music clearly plays an important role in the film(s), with Iggy Pop’s ‘Lust For Life’ and Underworld’s ‘Born Slippy’ becoming almost synonymous with their place in the first film. Young Fathers made the cut out of thousands of applications to be included, with Welsh expressing a keen fondness for their sound. He has listed their debut album as one of his favourites of all time.

One of the band’s members, ‘G’ Hastings, grew up in the housing scheme of Drylaw in North Edinburgh, close to Welsh’s hometown of Muirhouse and surrounding many of the areas where Trainspotting was set.

The follow-up to Danny Boyle’s 1996 adaptation of Welsh’s cult novel hits the screens on January 27th.

See the full list of songs below:

1.Iggy Pop – Lust for Life (The Prodigy Remix)
2. High Contrast – Shotgun Mouthwash
3. Wolf Alice – Silk
4. Young Fathers – Get Up
5. Frankie Goes to Hollywood – Relax
6. Underworld featuring Ewen Bremner – Eventually But (Spud’s Letter to Gail)
7. Young Fathers – Only God Knows
8. The Rubberbandits – Dad’s Best Friend
9. 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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