News - April 23, 2015

Mercury Prize winners Young Fathers on the list of nominees for Scottish Album Of The Year Award
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Mercury Prize winners Young Fathers on the list of nominees for Scottish Album Of The Year Award

Winners of this year's Mercury Prize and last year's Scottish Album of The Year Award, Young Fathers, are back to compete for the gong. Some of the biggest names in Scottish music – including Paolo Nutini, Idlewild, King Creosote, Belle & Sebastian and Mogwai – will battle it out for the SAY prize.


Indie favourites Withered Hand, The Twilight Sad and The Phantom Band also made the cut. Other candidates unveiled include Glasgow-based electro outfit Errors, Ayrshire rockers Fatherson, Edinburgh-born singer-songwriter Blue Rose Code, Celtic super-group Treacherous Orchestra, dance music pioneers Slam and Highland fiddler Mike Vass.

The format for the SAY Award is as follows:

Monday (April 27) – from this date fans can stream one of the longlisted albums each weekday at

Monday (May 25) – on this day there will be a 72-hour public vote. There will be 10 for the final shortlist from this vote, which will be announced on Thursday (May 28).

Wednesday (June 17) – The winner of the 2015 SAY Award will be announced at the ceremony held at the O2 ABC in Glasgow.


Check out the longlist for this year’s SAY Award below…

Belle and Sebastian: Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance

Blue Rose Code: The Ballads of Peckham Rye

Errors: Lease of Life

Fatherson: I Am An Island

Happy Meals: Apéro

Honeyblood: Honeyblood

Idlewild: Everything Ever Written

Kathryn Joseph: Bones You Have Thrown Me and Blood I’ve Spilled

King Creosote: From Scotland With Love

Mike Vass: In The Wake of Neil Gunn

Mogwai: Rave Tapes

Paolo Nutini: Caustic Love

PAWS: Youth Culture Forever

Slam: Reverse Proceed

The Amazing Snakeheads: Amphetamine Ballads

The Phantom Band: Strange Friend

The Twilight Sad: Nobody Wants To Be Here and Nobody Wants To Leave

Treacherous Orchestra, Grind

Withered Hand: New Gods

Young Fathers: DEAD

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