The 20-strong longlist for the Scottish Album of the Year Award (SAY Award) has been announced, with records by the likes of Belle and Sebastian, Idlewild and Paolo Nutini vying for the prestigious prize.
Check out a playlist of tracks from the longlisted albums below…
— The SAY Award (@SAYaward) April 22, 2015
Won last year by Young Fathers for Tape Two (before they went on to win the Mercury Prize for follow-up DEAD), the SAY Award carries a £20,000 first prize, with nine runners-up prizes of £1,000.
Music fans will have the chance to sample the longlisted albums each weekday from Monday (27 Apr), when a different LP will be available to stream each day on sayaward.com.
The public vote to decide the shortlist of ten will begin on May 25, and the outcome announced on May 28.
The SAY Award winner will be revealed in a ceremony at the O2 ABC in Glasgow on June 17.
The 2015 SAY Award longlist
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
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