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 www.sayaward.com
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
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