Scottish Album of the Year longlist announced
13 April 2012
Two Chemikal Underground albums have been nominated for the Scottish Album of the Year (Say) prize: Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat - for 'Everything's Getting Older' and FOUND for 'factorycraft'. Aidan Moffat said: 'Scotland's not very good at blowing its own trumpet, but it's about time we had our own award to celebrate the overabundance of brilliant and diverse music we make every year.'
They join eighteen other albums in the long-list for the new prize which has been billed as the Scottish equivalent of the prestigious Mercury Music Prize with a £20,000 reward. The long-list was drawn up by after 100 "nominators", including music journalists, bloggers, radio presenters, promoters, venues, club DJs, festival organisers, academics and music fans, were asked to name their five favourite albums. The prize will be awarded in June.
Both albums are available to download in Studio Master.
Aidan Moffat & The Best-OfsBill WellsFoundEverything's Getting Olderfactorycraft