Choice Music Prize shortlist announcement

By | Published on Thursday 12 January 2012

Choice Music Prize

The shortlist is out for the Meteor Choice Music Prize, which is Ireland’s Mercury-style album of the year shindig. Eleven Irish media and music types put together the shortlist, an overall winner from which will be selected on 8 Mar. Here are the contenders this year:

And So I Watch You From Afar – Gangs (Richter Collective)
Bell X1 – Bloodless Coup (Belly Up Records)
Cashier No 9 – To The Death Of Fun (Bella Union)
Lisa Hannigan – Passenger (Hoop Records)
The Japanese Popstars – Controlling Your Allegiance (EMI)
Jape – Ocean Of Frequency (Music Is For Losers)
Patrick Kelleher & His Cold Dead Hands – Golden Syrup (Osaka Records)
Pugwash – The Olympus Sounds (EMI/1969 Records)
Tieranniesaur – Tieranniesaur (Popical Island)
We Cut Corners – Today I Realised I Could Go Home Backwards (Delphi)

Commenting on the shortlist, Meadhbh Quinn of the award’s mobile firm sponsor Meteor told CMU: “Today’s shortlist is representative of the vast wealth of musical talent we have in Ireland today. Meteor has a longstanding association with music, it resonates with our customers and we are passionate about supporting and celebrating Irish musical talent within the country. Our work with the Choice Music Prize gives us the opportunity to share the best of Irish music with Meteor customers”.