Belle and Sebastian, Paolo Nutini and Honeyblood are among the 10-album shortlist for the Scottish Album of the Year Award has been announced, at a star-studded event at the CCA in Glasgow.
The releases, which will be voted on by a panel of experts at the award ceremony on June 17th, read as follows:
Belle and Sebastian – ‘Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance’
Errors – ‘Lease Of Life’
Happy Meals – ‘Apèro’
Honeyblood – ‘Honeyblood’
Kathryn Joseph – ‘Bones You Have Thrown Me And Blood I’ve Spilled’
Paolo Nutini – ‘Caustic Love’ (Winner of the Public Vote)
PAWS – ‘Youth Culture Forever’
Slam – ‘Reverse Proceed’
The Amazing Snakeheads – ‘Amphetamine Ballads’
Young Fathers – ‘DEAD’
This means that the acts dropping out of the 20-strong longlist include
Treacherous Orchestra, Withered Hand, The Twilight Sad, King Creosote, Mike Vass, Fatherson, Idlewild, Blue Rose Code, The Phantom Band,, and, perhaps most surprisingly, Mogwai.
Further details at www.sayaward.com.