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Scottish Album Of The Year longlist announced

By | Published on Friday 3 August 2018

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The longlist for this year’s Scottish Album Of The Year award has been announced. Among the artists contending for the £20,000 main prize are Franz Ferdinand, Mogwai, Catholic Action, Young Fathers and The Spook School.

Journalist Nicola Meighan announced the 20 artists and albums up for the prize at a launch show at Glasgow’s King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut earlier this week.

General Manager of the Scottish Music Industry Association, Robert Kilpatrick says: “This year’s longlist celebrates another 20 incredibly strong, diverse and important contemporary Scottish records. It was great to reveal these tonight at King Tut’s in Glasgow to an audience featuring artists, industry and music fans from across the country”.

In addition to the main prize, nine runners-up will receive £1000 each, while ten of the artists on the list will go home with nothing but the warm glow of having been on a list.

Here are the 20 hopefuls:

Adam Holmes and The Embers – Midnight Milk
Babe – Kiss & Tell
Best Girl Athlete – Best Girl Athlete
Blue Rose Code – The Water of Leith
Catholic Action – In Memory Of
Chris Stout and Catriona McKay – Bare Knuckle
Elephant Sessions – All We Have Is Now
Franz Ferdinand – Always Ascending
Golden Teacher – No Luscious Life
Happy Meals (now known as Free Love) – Full Ashram Devotional Ceremony (Volumes IV – VI)
Karine Polwart with Pippa Murphy – A Pocket Of Wind Resistance
Kobi Onyame – Gold
Martha Ffion – Sunday Best
Mogwai – Every Country’s Sun
Neon Waltz – Strange Hymns
Out Lines – Conflats
Pronto Mama – Any Joy
Siobhan Wilson – There Are No Saints
The Spook School – Could It Be Different
Young Fathers – Cocoa Sugar