Django Django and Young Fathers vie for SAY Award

Edinburgh bands Django Django and Young Fathers are both in the running for the coveted Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award 2016, after being named among the acts vying for the Scottish music industry’s most prestigious prize.

Also on the longlist are former Beta Band frontman Steve Mason, electro pop trio Chvrches, indie legends Primal Scream, and the Franz Ferdinand and Sparks supergroup FFS.

They are joined by Admiral Fallow, Anna Meredith, C Duncan, Lau, the Dunedin Consort, Iain Morrison, Emma Pollock and Rachel Sermanni, among others, on a 20-strong longlist for the £20,000 award, which will be presented next month.

In previous years, AAA Edinburgh editor Gary Flockhart has been a nominator for the SAY Award.

You can see the full longlist below.

Caroline Cooper, manager of the SMIA, said: “Now established as one of the most significant music prizes in the UK, the SAY Award highlights the exceptional breadth of music being produced in Scotland.”

Leonie Bell, director of arts at Creative Scotland, one of the backers of the SAY Award, said: “For the fifth year, this longlist once again proves the outstanding quality and range of music produced in Scotland from electronic and indie to hip-hop and piping.

“Having firmly established itself as one of the most important events in the Scottish music industry calendar, the award is a fantastic way of supporting and raising the profile of these talented musicians in Scotland.”

The 2016 SAY Award longlist:

Admiral Fallow, Tiny Rewards
Anna Meredith, Varmints
Auntie Flo, Theory of Flo
C Duncan, Architect
CHVRCHES, Every Open Eye
Django Django, Born Under Saturn
Dunedin Consort, J.S. Bach: Magnificat & Christmas Cantata
Emma Pollock, In Search Of Harperfield
FFS, FFS
Hector Bizerk, The Waltz Of Modern Psychiatry
Hudson Mohawke, Lantern
Iain Morrison, Eas
Jarlath Henderson, Hearts Broken, Heads Turned
Lau, The Bell That Never Rang
Steve Mason, Meet The Humans
Miaoux Miaoux, School Of Velocity
Primal Scream, Chaosmosis
Rachel Sermanni, Tied To The Moon
The Revenge, Love That Will Not Die
Young Fathers, White Men Are Black Men Too