SAY Award Longlist 2018

The Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award announced the 2018 Longlist of 20 albums at an exclusive gig at Glasgow’s King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut on Wednesday 1 August.

A panel of 100 expert nominators were asked to vote for their favourite new releases, with the results unveiled by broadcaster and journalist Nicola Meighan. The Longlist recognises artistic achievement across a wide range of contemporary music genres and provides a snapshot of the incredible depth and resonance of music being made by artists living and working in Scotland.

Here's a Spotify playlist of the 20 albums that make up the longlist...

The SAY Award 2018 Longlist

  • Adam Holmes and The Embers – Midnight Milk
  • BABE – Kiss & Tell
  • Best Girl Athlete – Best Girl Athlete
  • Blue Rose Code – The Water of Leith
  • Catholic Action – In Memory Of
  • Chris Stout and Catriona McKay – Bare Knuckle
  • Elephant Sessions – All We Have Is Now
  • Franz Ferdinand – Always Ascending
  • Golden Teacher – No Luscious Life
  • Happy Meals (now known as Free Love) – Full Ashram Devotional Ceremony (Volumes IV - VI)
  • Karine Polwart with Pippa Murphy – A Pocket Of Wind Resistance
  • Kobi Onyame – Gold
  • Martha Ffion – Sunday Best
  • Mogwai – Every Country’s Sun
  • Neon Waltz – Strange Hymns
  • Out Lines – Conflats
  • Pronto Mama – Any Joy
  • Siobhan Wilson – There Are No Saints
  • The Spook School – Could It Be Different
  • Young Fathers – Cocoa Sugar