Clyro, Collins And Mogwai Compete For Music Prize

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Biffy Clyro, Edwyn Collins and Mogwai are in the running, among other artists, for Britain’s prestigious music prize.

Biffy’s record Opposites will compete for the prestigious Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) award.

His record will have to do better than Collins’, who is nominated for his album Understated.

Mogwai is nominated for his album Les Revenant.

Other competitors are The Bones Of What You Believe by Chvrches, Camera Obscura’s Desire Lines and Frightened Rabbit’s Pedestrian Verse.

Scotland’s respond to Britain’s honorable Mercury Prize will be only partly decided by a public vote.

It will narrow the nominee list down to only 10 finalists, and a panel of independent judges will choose the winner.

On June 19 at a ceremony in Glasgow, Scotland, the SAY prize will be announced.

With a first prize of £20,000, nine runners-up prizes of £1,000 and an Art Commission valued at £20,000, The SAY Award is an ambitious arts prize that reflects the importance of music in Scotland and rewards the extraordinary wealth of artistic talent produced on an annual basis.

The SAY was developed by the Scottish Music Industry Association to reward the most outstanding albums released between January and December of the previous year.

Inaugurated in partnership with Creative Scotland, The SAY Award features a longlist of twenty albums which is reduced to a shortlist of ten prior to the award ceremony when the winner is announced.

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