Scottish Album of the Year nominees announced

scottish album of the year awardMogwai, the Phantom Band and Young Fathers are among the 20 longlisted artists for the 2015 Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) award.

The longlist is compiled by 100 impartial, invited nominators before a 72 hour public vote takes place 25-27 May.

An eventual winner will be unveiled at an award ceremony on Wednesday 17 June at the O2 ABC Glasgow.

A first prize of £20,000, nine runners-up prizes of £1,000 and a Graduate Design Commission valued at £2,500 are all up for grabs.

The 2014 SAY Award was won by Young Fathers for Tape Two. The hip hop trio went on to win the Mercury Prize with for their album DEAD.

Check out our previous interviews with Young Fathers and Mogwai.

Visit sayaward.com to listen to the nominees – the full longlist is below:

The Amazing Snakeheads – Amphetamine Ballads
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 – Apèro
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
The Phantom Band – Strange Friend
Slam – Reverse Proceed
Treacherous Orchestra – Grind
The Twilight Sad – Nobody Wants To Be Here And Nobody Wants To Leave
Withered Hand – New Gods
Young Fathers – DEAD