Tickets for Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award live event in Edinburgh on sale now

Tickets for Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award live event in Edinburgh on sale now

On Friday, 26 July at The Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh, the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award will bring together incredible artists and music fans to celebrate the strength and diversity of Scottish music. Twenty outstanding Scottish albums will be announced as this year’s SAY Award Longlist, all in the running for the £20,000 prize and coveted title of Scottish Album of the Year. Ahead of the reveal at the Live at the Longlist…

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Scottish Album of the Year Award 2019 opens for entries

Scottish Album of the Year Award 2019 opens for entries

Eligible albums can now be submitted for consideration as Scotland’s national music prize, The SAY Award, launches today (Wed 11 May). Now in the eighth year, The SAY Award encourages artists, labels and music fans alike to submit eligible albums released between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2019 to The SAY Award website. The award strives to be egalitarian in all stages of the campaign and this is reflected in that there is no…

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Paolo Nutini tops SAY Award most played list

Paolo Nutini tops SAY Award most played list

On today’s inaugural National Album Day, the Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA) has teamed up with music licensing company PPL to produce a Top 10 chart of the most-played artists who have been shortlisted for the prestigious Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award based on 21st century UK radio and television airplay. Celebrating, promoting and rewarding the most outstanding album releases each year, The SAY Award is Scotland’s national music prize which showcases the incredible strength and…

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Edinburgh’s Young Fathers win Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award

Edinburgh’s Young Fathers win Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award

Edinburgh trio Young Fathers have made history by winning the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award for the second time. The Leith outfit picked up a cheque for £20,000 at a ceremony in Paisley last night (Thursday, 6 Sept) for their hugely acclaimed third studio album, Cocoa Sugar, which was released in March. “This is a total surprise and honour for us to win it twice and make history,” said the band’s Alloysious Massaquoi….

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Franz Ferdinand and Young Fathers on Scottish Album of The Year shortlist

Franz Ferdinand and Young Fathers on Scottish Album of The Year shortlist

Scotland’s national music prize, The Scottish Album of The Year (SAY) Award, has just announced which ten enthralling albums have made 2018’s shortlist. The shortlist represents an incredibly strong, diverse and important selection of albums created by artists living and working in Scotland. Among those in the running for the prize are Franz Ferdinand, Mogwai and Edinburgh trio Young Fathers. The shortlist for The SAY Award 2018 is as follows: BABE  – Kiss & Tell…

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Young Fathers up against Franz Ferdinand and Mogwai for Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) prize

Young Fathers up against Franz Ferdinand and Mogwai for Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) prize

Multi-award-winning Edinburgh trio Young Fathers will go up against the likes of Franz Ferdinand and Mogwai for this year’s Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) prize. The 20 nominees for the 2018 award have been announced, and you can see the longlist below. Other Edinburgh acts to feature on the list include The Spook School and Blue Rose Code. The ceremony for the prestigious prize – which is worth £20,000 to the winning artist – takes…

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Mogwai announce new album – listen to new song

Mogwai announce new album – listen to new song

Scottish post-rockers Mogwai have announced a new album titled Every Country’s Sun, which will serve as the follow-up to their last studio-length offering, 2014’s Rave Tapes. The Glasgow five-piece – famed for their moody, complex rock instrumentals – have also shared a new song from the LP titled Coolverine and you can listen to it below. The deluxe edition of the album will be released on white vinyl, along with photo prints and a collection of previously unreleased…

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Mogwai, Sigur Rós, Young Fathers and Godspeed You! Black Emperor announce Edinburgh International Festival shows

Mogwai, Sigur Rós, Young Fathers and Godspeed You! Black Emperor announce Edinburgh International Festival shows

Scottish post-rockers Mogwai – famed for their moody, complex rock instrumentals – have announced a handful of very special UK live performances of their new album Atomic – including a two-night stint at The Playhouse (Aug 27 and 28) as part of this year’s Edinburgh International Festival. The Glasgow five-piece will also perform at both Coventry Cathedral and The Barbican in London. Atomic, the album, is composed of reworked versions of music the band recorded for the soundtrack to…

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