Admiral Fallow, Emeli Sande and Django Django nominated for Scottish Album of the Year Award 2012

Admiral Fallow, Emeli Sande and Django Django nominated for Scottish Album of the Year Award 2012

Dam Mantle, The Twilight Sad and Lau also in running for best Scottish album of the last year

Admiral Fallow, Emeli Sande and Django Django are among the artists who are in the running for the Scottish Album of the Year Award 2012. They are part of a longlist of 20 albums, whittled down from over 270 titles by a selection of journalists, bloggers, radio presenters and producers, promoters, retailers, venues, club DJs, festival organisers, academics and music fans, including The List's Music editor Claire Sawers.

Auntie Flo, Calvin Harris, Miaoux Miaoux and RM Hubbert were also among the acts who have been honoured with a place on the longlist. The winning act will follow in the footsteps of Aidan Moffat & Bill Wells, whose Everything's Getting Older won the inaugural 2011 award.

Each of the 20 albums on the longlist will be streamed online for four weeks. At this point, a judging panel (featuring authors Douglas Anderson and Christopher Brookmyre, Cornershop's Tjinder Singh and DJ/producer Rebecca Vasmant) will choose nine albums for the shortlist, while a tenth will be decided by public vote. The public votes will be taken over a 24-hour period on Mon 27 May.

All albums will receive an exclusive piece of artwork created by the winner of the SAY Art Commission. This contest sees eight graduates from Scotland’s biggest art schools contribute two pieces to an art show at Glasgow’s Centre for Contemporary Arts. All eight will receive £1,000, whilst the winner will receive £12,000. The winner of the contest will be announced along with the SAY shortlist on the 30th of May.

The winning album will also receive a prize of £20,000, whilst the nine other shortlisted albums will be awarded £1,000. The winner will be chosen at an award ceremony in Glasgow’s Barrowland Ballroom on Thu 20 Jun.

The full longlist is as follows:

Admiral Fallow Tree Bursts In Snow
Auntie Flo Future Rhythm Machine
Calvin Harris 18 Months
Dam Mantle Brothers Fowl
Django Django Django Django
Duncan Chisholm Affric
Emeli Sandé Our Version of Events
Errors Have Some Faith In Magic
Human Don't Be Angry Human Don't Be Angry
Karine Polwart Traces
Konrad Wiszniewski & Euan Stevenson New Focus
Lau Race The Loser
Meursault Something For The Weakened
Miaoux Miaoux Light of the North
Paul Buchanan Mid Air
PAWS Cokefloat
RM Hubbert Thirteen Lost & Found
Stanley Odd Reject
The Twilight Sad No One Can Ever Know
The Unwinding Hours Afterlives

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