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Scottish Album of the Year longlist announced

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The Jesus and Mary Chain, King Creosote and SACRED PAWS are among the artists named in the Scottish Album of the Year Award longlist.

The twenty artists were announced at a special ceremony last night (24 May) at the O2 ABC in Glasgow.

Now in its sixth year, The SAY Award boasts a £20,000 prize for the winner and nine runners-up prizes of £1,000 each.

The public can listen to and learn more each album on The SAY Award longlist by visiting where there will be two featured albums every day from Monday 29 May.

Chosen from almost 300 eligible albums, the longlist was narrowed down by 100 impartial industry nominators. This will be whittled down to a shortlist of 10 – one chosen by the public via a 72-hour online vote (12-14 June) with the other nine chosen by an independent judging panel.

The SAY Award shortlist will be announced on 15 June as part of a special BBC Radio Scotland Quay Sessions, before the award ceremony itself takes place on 28 June.

Robert Kilpatrick, Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA) projects and operations manager, said: What an incredibly strong, diverse and important list of contemporary Scottish records, all being championed and celebrated through The SAY Award.

‘The announcement of the longlist is one of the most exciting parts of The SAY Award campaign, and is without doubt when the award is at its most potent.’

The longlist is below:

Adam Holmes and The Embers – Brighter Still
C Duncan – The Midnight Sun
Ela Orleans – Circles of Upper and Lower Hell
Fatherson – Open Book
Frightened Rabbit – Painting of a Panic Attack
Honeyblood – Babes Never Die
The Jesus and Mary Chain – Damage and Joy
King Creosote – Astronaut Meets Appleman
Konx-om-Pax – Caramel
Meursault – I Will Kill Again
Modern Studies – Swell To Great
Mogwai – Atomic
Pictish Trail – Future Echoes
Rachel Newton – Here’s My Heart Come Take It
RM Hubbert – Telling The Trees
Sacred Paws – Strike A Match
Starless – Starless
Teenage Fanclub – Here
TeenCanteen – Say It All With A Kiss
Vukovi – Vukovi

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