Treacherous Orchestra, Blue Rose Code and Fatherson nominated in the SAY Awards
Treacherous Orchestra, Blue Rose Code and Fatherson have all been nominated in the longlist for this years Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award. Treacherous Orchestra have been nominated for their second album ‘Grind’ whilst Blue Rose Code has been nominated for ‘The Ballads of Peckham Rye’ and Fatherson for their debut ‘I Am An Island’. Other nominees in this years awards include Mogwai, Bella & Sebastian, King Creosote, Young Fathers, Paolo Nutini and many others.
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 (for this year only) January 2014 and March 2015. 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 we seem to effortlessly produce on an annual basis.
The SAY Shortlist, decided by a public vote, will be announced on Thursday, May 28th with the ten albums going forward to the award ceremony on Wednesday, June 17th at the O2 ABC Glasgow.