Errors, Honeyblood and PAWS make SAY Award 2015 shortlist
The shortlist of ten includes a mix of established and emerging artists, plus one former winner
The shortlist for this year's Scottish Album of the Year Award has been revealed – and it's a healthy mix of established and lesser-known names.
The ten albums that made the cut this year are:
Belle and Sebastian, Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance
Errors, Lease of Life
Happy Meals, Apéro
Kathryn Joseph, Bones You Have Thrown Me and Blood I’ve Spilled
Paolo Nutini, Caustic Love
PAWS, Youth Culture Forever
Slam, Reverse Proceed
The Amazing Snakeheads, Amphetamine Ballads
Young Fathers, DEAD
Paolo Nutini's Caustic Love won the public vote, which took place over 72 hours earlier this week, and the remaining nine albums were chosen by a panel of independent judges.
Stewart Henderson, chair of the SMIA, said: 'Reducing The SAY Award longlist to a shortlist of 10 is never an easy task but by all accounts this year’s process has been particularly painful. We can only wish the remaining titles the very best of luck and congratulate them on emerging from such an extraordinary crop of albums.'
Mogwai, Idlewild, the Phantom Band, King Creosote and the Twilight Sad are among the longlisted artists that didn't make the final ten.
Past SAY Award winners include Bill Wells and Aidan Moffat for Everything's Getting Older (2012), RM Hubbert's Thirteen Lost & Found (2013) and Young Fathers with Tape Two (2014). Young Fathers are also shortlisted this year for DEAD.
The 2015 SAY Award winner will be announced on Wed 17 Jun, at an awards ceremony at the O2 ABC, Glasgow, hosted by broadcasters Janice Forsyth and Vic Galloway. A live stream of the ceremony will be available to watch online.
To find out more about the SAY Award 2015, go to sayaward.com