The longlist for the 2018 Scottish Album of the Year Award was announced last night at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut! in Glasgow. We’re pleased to see four Proper distributed releases included in the list, Blue Rose Code’s The Water of Leith, Karine Polwart and Pippa Murphy’s A Pocket of Wind Resistance, Elephant Sessions’ All We Have Now and Catriona McKay & Chris Stout’s Bare Knuckle.
The SAY Award is a prestigious and exciting arts prize produced by the Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA), with confirmed partners for 2018 including Renfrewshire Council, Paisley.is, Creative Scotland, Harviestoun Brewery, TicketWeb, PPL and Help Musicians Scotland (Charity Partner). Boasting a lucrative £20,000 prize for the winner and nine runner up prizes of £1,000 each, the award celebrates, promotes and rewards the most outstanding Scottish albums released each year.
The full longlist:
Pronto Mama – Any Joy
Karine Polwart with Pippa Murphy – A Pocket Of Wind Resistance
Kobi Onyame – Gold
Best Girl Athlete – Best Girl Athlete
Elephant Sessions – All We Have Is Now
Happy Meals – Full Ashram Devotional Ceremony Vol IV-VI
Catriona McKay & Chris Stout – Bare Knuckle
Young Fathers – Cocoa Sugar
Martha Ffion – Sunday Best
The Spook School – Could It Be Different
Adam Holmes And The Embers – Midnight Milk
Catholic Action – In Memory Of
Out Lines – Conflats
Babe – Kiss & Tell
Mogwai – Every Country’s Sun
Golden Teacher – No Luscious Life
Blue Rose Code – The Water of Leith
Neon Waltz – Strange Hymns
Siobhan Wilson – There Are No Saints
Franz Ferdinand – Always Ascending
About the SAY Award:
Since its inauguration in 2012, The Scottish Album Album of the Year (SAY) Award has grown to become Scotland’s most popular and prestigious music prize. Developed by the Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA) in association with Creative Scotland, The SAY Award wields one of the UK’s most lucrative prize funds and champions the extraordinary strength and diversity of Scotland’s musical landscape.
With previous Longlist titles featuring hip-hop, rock, alternative, traditional, folk, classical, dubstep, reggae, pop and jazz, The SAY Award accommodates Scottish music in all its influential, inspiring and idiosyncratic glory. From mainstream platinum sellers to self-released left-field outriders, The SAY Award illuminates Scotland’s music scene with the ambition, credibility and commitment it so richly deserves.