The 2015 SAY Award longlist features Belle and Sebastian, Paolo Nutini and Honeyblood

The 2015 SAY Award longlist features Belle and Sebastian, Paolo Nutini and Honeyblood

20-strong Scottish Album of the Year longlist will be available to stream from Mon 27 Apr

The longlist for this year’s Scottish Album of the Year Award has been announced. This year’s longlist is:

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

The 2014 SAY Award was won by Young Fathers for Tape Two; the group later went on to win the Mercury Prize for DEAD, which is longlisted this year.

From Mon 27 Apr, music fans will be able to listen one of the longlisted albums each weekday at – the first album to stream will be Fatherson’s I Am An Island.

On Mon 25 May, there will be a 72-hour public vote; the album with the most votes will get a place on the final shortlist of 10, which will be announced on Thu 28 May.

The winner of the 2015 SAY Award will be unveiled in an awards ceremony, hosted by Janice Forsyth and Vic Galloway, on Wed 17 Jun at the O2 ABC in Glasgow.

For more information on the 2015 SAY Award, go to


1. Bine Dieter2 May 2015, 10:31am Report

SAY - Scottish album of the year award: of course there´s just ONE album to vote. It´s CAUSTIC LOVE from PAOLO NUTINI :-)

2. Amanda walker3 May 2015, 8:20am Report

Great list of albums this year, but blue rose code gets my vote for the ballads of Peckham rye. My husband and I saw them in coda music in edinburgh last May where they played this amazing new album, and we were blown away by the performance. We have been following blue rose code ever since then and every gig has been special. Good luck Ross, looking forward to the next album.

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