Longlist for Scottish Album of the Year Award announced

The Scottish Music Industry Association [SMIA] is delighted to announce the longlist of twenty albums for the 2013 Scottish Album of the Year Award. The albums on the list represent a dazzling range of genres and musical styles highlighting, once again, the extraordinary depth of talent being produced in Scotland.

Open to Scottish artists who released albums in 2012, the longlist is the product of a rigorous and thorough nomination process, with submissions received by 100 specially invited nominators from the Scottish and UK music industries as well as elsewhere in the arts and media.

A four-week promotion of the longlist will follow, allowing the public to stream every one of the twenty longlisted titles. The promotion concludes with a 24 hour public vote on Monday 27 May when the public can choose their favourite from the list.  The album with the most public votes will secure an automatic place on The SAY Award Shortlist of ten, with the other nine titles being chosen by an independent panel of judges - see notes for editors for full list of judges.

The SAY Award Longlist is: (in alphabetical order)

  • Admiral Fallow, Tree Bursts In Snow
  • Auntie Flo, Future Rhythm Machine
  • Calvin Harris, 18 Months
  • Dam Mantle, Brothers Fowl
  • Django Django, Django Django
  • Duncan Chisholm, Affric
  • Emeli Sandé, Our Version of Events
  • Errors, Have Some Faith In Magic
  • Human Don't Be Angry, Human Don't Be Angry
  • Karine Polwart, Traces
  • Konrad Wiszniewski & Euan Stevenson, New Focus
  • Lau, Race The Loser
  • Meursault, Something For The Weakened
  • Miaoux Miaoux, Light of the North
  • Paul Buchanan, Mid Air
  • PAWS, Cokefloat
  • RM Hubbert, Thirteen Lost & Found
  • Stanley Odd, Reject
  • The Twilight Sad, No One Can Ever Know
  • The Unwinding Hours, Afterlives


The SAY Award has been made possible through the support of Creative Scotland and, this year, is delighted to welcome onboard new creative partners Dewar’s, music licensing organisation PPL and Glasgow’s east end urban regeneration organisation, Clyde Gateway.  The award will also be strengthened by the joint media partnership of the Sunday Herald and The Scotsman.