Organisers of the Scottish Album Of The Year prize have this morning opened up the public voting portion of the search for the very best Scottish album of the last year. Music fans have until Wednesday night to vote for their favourite from the longlist – the winner securing a place on the shortlist, which will be announced on Thursday.
“The SAY Award public vote is the chance for music fans to have their SAY in the determination of the shortlist”, say Robert Kilpatrick, Creative Director of awards organiser the Scottish Music Industry Association. “From the 20 outstanding Scottish albums that made up this year’s longlist, the public’s choice will automatically be guaranteed a place in the ten strong shortlist along with a minimum prize of £1000”.
“In any year prize money is significant for artists, but in the face of the current financial crisis, this support will make an instrumental difference”, he goes on. “Now’s the time to get behind your favourite record, and we look forward to revealing and then championing ten of the best Scottish albums of the last year in the lead up to 2022’s SAY Award ceremony”.
You heard the man, their future is in your hands. The longlist is as follows:
AiiTee – Better Days
Andrew Wasylyk – Balgay Hill: Morning In Magnolia
Annie Booth – Lazybody
Bemz – M4
C Duncan – Alluvium
Callum Easter – System
Constant Follower – Neither Is, Nor Ever Was
Declan Welsh And The Decadent West – It’s Been A Year
Duncan Lyall – Milestone
Fergus McCreadie – Forest Floor
Hamish Hawk – Heavy Elevator
Hen Hoose – Equaliser
Kathryn Joseph – For You Who Are The Wronged
Kobi Onyame – Don’t Drink The Poison
The Ninth Wave – Heavy Like A Headache
Niteworks – A’Ghrian
Proc Fiskal – Siren Spine Sysex
Rebecca Vasmant – With Love, From Glasgow
Seonaid Aitken Ensemble – Chasing Sakura
Walt Disco – Unlearning
You can whack in a vote for your favourite by clicking on the relevant album title on the home page at sayaward.com until midnight on 5 Oct. The shortlist will be out the following day, then the overall winner – chosen by a panel of experts, rather than the public, who can’t really be trusted – will be unveiled on 20 Oct.