Few of the top names in the Scotland music scene are set to fight it hard for the country’s most wanted album of the year title. Idlewild, Paolo Nutini, Belle & Sebastian, Mogwai and King Creosote are among the participants for the Scottish Album of the Year honor.
The winners of previous year – hip hop band Young Fathers, are all back in contention after their success in Mercury Prize months after getting SAY Award. Indie faves Withered, The Phantom Band and The Twilight Sad have also made the list in the 4th year of the competition.
Other players on the longlist are electro outfit Errors, Celtic supergroup Treacherous Orchestra, burgh-born singer-songwriter Blue Rose Code, Ayrshire rockers Fatherson and dance music pioneers Slam and Highland fiddler Mike Vass.
The twenty shortlisted albums would be available to stream one of the twenty longlisted albums every day from Monday of next week before a public vote starting on 25th May. Read more »