The 2016 SAY Award Longlist Announced

The Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award longlist was announced last week and what a list it is. Featuring the likes of Lau, Jarlath Henderson, Chvrches, Primal Scream, Django Django, Young Fathers, C Duncan and Emma Pollack to name just a few, it’s sure to be a hotly contested competition.

Proper distributed artists nominated this year include Lau with ‘The Bell That Never Rang’, Jarlath Henderson with ‘Hearts Broken, Heads Turned’, C Duncun with ‘Architect’, Rachel Sermanni with ‘Tied To The Moon’ and Iain Morrison with ‘Eas’.

The SAY Shortlist will be announced on Thursday, June 16th with the ten albums going forward to the award ceremony which will be held on Wednesday, June 29th at Paisley Town Hall.

The 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 “Bach: Magnificat”
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”
Miaoux Miaoux “School Of Velocity”
Primal Scream “Chaosmosis”
Rachel Sermanni “Tied To The Moon”
Steve Mason “Meet The Humans”
The Revenge “Love That Will Not Die”
Young Fathers “White Men Are Black Men Too”


The Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award is a prestigious and exciting arts prize developed by the Scottish Music Industry Association to celebrate, promote and reward the most outstanding albums released by Scottish artists between April 2015 and March 2016. Inaugurated in partnership with Creative Scotland, The SAY Award promotes a longlist of twenty albums which, in turn, is reduced to a shortlist of ten in advance of the award ceremony when the winner is announced.

With a first prize of £20,000, nine runners-up prizes of £1,000 and a Graduate Design Commission valued at £2,500, The SAY Award is a hugely ambitious arts prize that reflects the cultural importance of music in Scotland, celebrates its links with art and design and rewards the extraordinary wealth of artistic talent Scotland seems to effortlessly produce on an annual basis.