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RM Hubbert Wins Scottish Album Of The Year Award
Laurie Tuffrey , June 21st, 2013 05:04

Glasgow veteran takes home prize for Thirteen Lost & Found

Photograph courtesy of Luke G Joyce

Glaswegian folk man RM Hubbert has been awarded this year's Scottish Album Of The Year award for his record Thirteen Lost & Found.

He fended off competition from other shortlisted acts including Errors, Malcolm Middleton and The Twilight Sad, taking home the award and £20,000 from the ceremony in Glasgow's Barrowland venue last night.

Thirteen Lost & Found is Hubbert's second solo album, with the singer having formerly been a fixture of the Glasgow music scene in his band El Hombre Trajeado. It was produced by Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos, and collects together a number of guests, including Kapranos himself, Aidan Moffat, Alasdair Roberts, Emma Pollock and Luke Sutherland.

Speaking to The Scotsman last night, Hubbert said: "The album was primarily about reconnecting with old friends. My marriage had just ended, and I was feeling isolated and I thought it would be easier to reconnect with these people by going into the studio with them and just making music. I’m just lucky that I know a lot of really talented people.

“I just really want to keep touring and making records, and maybe a few more people will buy the album, or even just hear it at least. The most difficult thing for musicians these days is to get people to listen to them in the first place.”

Head over to the ace Chemikal Underground to get hold of the record, and listen to album cut 'Car Song' below:

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