Scottish Album Of The Year Reveals Longlist

Malcolm Middleton, Errors and The Twilight Sad on list for Scottish music award

The Scottish Music Industry Association has announced the longlist for this year’s Scottish Album Of The Year Award – have a look at the names below:

Admiral Fallow – Tree Bursts In Snow

Auntie Flo – Future Rhythm Machine

Calvin Harris – 18 Months

Dam Mantle – Brothers Fowl

Django Django – Django Django

Duncan Chisholm – Affric

Emeli Sandé – Our Version Of Events

Errors – Have Some Faith In Magic

Karine Polwart – Traces

Konrad Wiszniewski & Euan Stevenson – New Focus

Lau – Race The Loser

Meursault – Something For The Weakened

Miaoux Miaoux – Light Of The North

Malcolm Middleton – Human Don’t Be Angry

Paul Buchanan – Mid Air

PAWS – Cokefloat!

RM Hubbert – Thirteen Lost & Found

Stanley Odd – Reject

The Twilight Sad – No One Can Ever Know

The Unwinding Hours – Afterlives

The longlist was selected by a panel of nominators that included the Quietus’ own Luke Turner alongside others including The Line Of Best Fit’s Francine Gorman, Ian Rankin, Keith Cameron and JD Twitch.

Commenting on his nomination, Malcolm Middleton says: "I am frankly shocked at being nominated. There’s a lot of good new, innovative and enjoyable music coming out of Scotland right now so I’m fortunate to have been accidentally lumped in with all of that. I’m especially pleased the nomination’s for Human Don’t Be Angry, as it’s an album that’s very dear to me and which I feel is the highlight of my musical career so far. Besides, when I don’t win it’ll be my alter-ego that’s lost, not me."

You’ll be able to stream all of the albums on the award’s website for the next four weeks ahead of a public vote on May 27, where the most popular album will be given an automatic place in the ten-strong shortlist. The overall winner will be decided by a judging panel including tQ’s Jude Rogers and Cornershop’s Tjinder Singh among others.

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