Award celebrates the best in Liverpool's emerging musical talent

The shortlist for this year’s Get Into This (GIT) Award has been announced, including nominations for Wave Machines, Stealing Sheep and Clinic.

Now in its second year, the awards celebrate the best music coming out of Liverpool judged by a panel of 12 music industry figures and local experts, including BBC 6 Music DJ and John Peel’s son Tom Ravenscroft, NME’s New Music Editor Matt Wilkinson and Q magazine editor Andrew Harrison. The award will be handed out on Friday April 19 at Leaf with its recipient receiving £1,000. An Inspiration award will also be presented for services to the city’s music industry. The winner will be announced on the night.

Speaking about this year’s shortlist, GIT Award founder and chair of judges Peter Guy said: “This year’s shortlist represents a city at the height of its musical powers few could hope to match. Finalising this year’s 12 artists was a colossal task as new Liverpool music is at a creative zenith, however, the judges feel the nominees provide a definitive picture of the diversity, profound musicianship and rich talent emanating out of Merseyside. April 19 at Leaf is going to be a hugely special night showing Liverpool music at its finest.” Live visuals, videos and mementoes for each nominee will be created by local design agency Milk:Presents while the awards themselves will be designed by Liverpool Art Prize nominee Jayne Lawless.

Fans will also be given the chance to have their say in the People’s Choice award, via Getintothis, Juice FM, Bido Lito and Seven Streets.

Last year’s GIT Award was won by Loved Ones, whilst the Inspiration award was given to the team behind the city’s Kazimier venue.

The full shortlist for 2013’s GIT Award is as follows:

Baltic Fleet
By The Sea
Nadine Carina
Dan Croll
John Heckle
Tyler Mensah
Stealing Sheep
Wave Machines