2016 SAY Award longlist announced, Young Fathers, C Duncan, CHVRCHES, FFS in the mix

2016 SAY Award longlist announced, Young Fathers, C Duncan, CHVRCHES, FFS in the mix

Young Fathers, White Men are Black Men Too

20 of Scotland’s best albums available to stream from Monday 16 May

The longlist for the coveted Scottish Album of the Year Award 2016 has been announced. The selection of 20 showcases the huge range of talent in Scotland right now, with internationally renowned headliners as well as up and comers from a range of genres, including hip hop, rock, electronic, indie, pop and folk.

The 2016 SAY Award longlist features:

Admiral Fallow, Tiny Rewards
Anna Meredith, Varmints
Auntie Flo, Theory of Flo
C Duncan, Architect
CHVRCHES, Every Open Eye
Django Django, Born Under Saturn
Dunedin Consort, J.S. Bach: Magnificat & Christmas Cantata
Emma Pollock, In Search Of Harperfield
Hector Bizerk, The Waltz Of Modern Psychiatry
Hudson Mohawke, Lantern
Iain Morrison, Eas
Jarlath Henderson, Hearts Broken, Heads Turned
Lau, The Bell That Never Rang
Steve Mason, Meet The Humans
Miaoux Miaoux, School Of Velocity
Primal Scream, Chaosmosis
Rachel Sermanni, Tied To The Moon
The Revenge, Love That Will Not Die
Young Fathers, White Men Are Black Men Too

From Monday 16 May audiences will be able to stream one of the 20 nominated albums each day at www.sayaward.com, and catch up on the week’s albums each weekend. There will also be a 72-hour public vote held from 13–15 Jun to send one band to the shortlist, with the remaining nine spots chosen by an independent panel of judges. The shortlist will be announced on Thursday 16 June, and the winner will be revealed at the annual award ceremony on Wednesday 29 June, which this year will be held at Paisley Town Hall for the first time.

Previous SAY winners include: Kathryn Joseph (2015), Young Fathers (2014), RM Hubbert (2013) and Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat (2012).