Also shortlisted for the prize are Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat, Conquering Animal, Happy Particles, King Creosote & Jon Hopkins, Mungo’s Hi Fi, Rustie and Tommy Smith.
The award has been set up by the Scottish Music Industry Association and comes with a £20,000 prize for the winner and a £1,000 prize for each runner-up. The shortlist has been selected from the suggestions of 100 music and arts industry figures from across Scotland.
The winning album will be selected on June 19 by a panel of judges at a ceremony at Glasgow’s Film City.
The launch of the ‘Scottish Album Of The Year’ comes a few months after the Welsh Music Prize was set up. That award was won by Gruff Rhys for his latest solo album ‘Hotel Shampoo’.
The full shortlist for Scottish Album Of The Year is as follows:
Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat – ‘Everything’s Getting Older’
Conquering Animal Sound – ‘Kammerspiel’
Happy Particles – ‘Under Sleeping Waves’
King Creosote & Jon Hopkins – ‘Diamond Mine’
Mogwai – ‘Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will’
Mungo’s Hi Fi – ‘Forward Ever’
Remember Remember – ‘The Quickening’
Rustie – ‘Glass Swords’
Tommy Smith – ‘Karma’
Twin Atlantic – ‘Free’
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