2022’s Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award Longlist features Walt Disco, The Ninth Wave and more

The 20 albums will be celebrated at an awards show in October, with a first prize of £20,000.
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The Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Awards have announced their 2022 longlist.

Started in 2012, with Mogwai claiming last year’s first prize for ‘As the Love Continues’, the awards seek to annually recognise outstanding albums produced by Scottish artists. The 2022 longlist features Walt Disco and The Ninth Wave, will the full list reading as below:

AiiTee – ‘Better Days’
Andrew Wasylyk – ‘Balgay Hill: Morning In Magnolia’
Annie Booth – ‘Lazybody’
Bemz – ‘M4’
C Duncan – ‘Alluvium’
Callum Easter – ‘System’
Constant Follower – ‘Neither Is, Nor Ever Was’
Declan Welsh and the Decadent West – ‘It’s Been A Year’
Duncan Lyall – ‘Milestone’
Fergus McCreadie – ‘Forest Floor’
Hamish Hawk – ‘Heavy Elevator’
Hen Hoose – ‘Equaliser’
Kathryn Joseph – ‘For You Who Are The Wronged’
Kobi Onyame – ‘Don’t Drink The Poison’
The Ninth Wave – ‘Heavy Like a Headache’
Niteworks – ‘A’Ghrian’
Proc Fiskal – ‘Siren Spine Sysex’
Rebecca Vasmant – ‘With Love, From Glasgow’
Seonaid Aitken Ensemble – ‘Chasing Sakura’
Walt Disco – ‘Unlearning’

A public vote and judges choice will whittle these 20 albums down to 10 for the shortlist – all of whom will receive £1,000 – before the winner is determined at the annual SAY Award Ceremony. This will be held at The Albert Halls on Thursday 20th October, and also features special live performances, a celebration of all nominees and the exclusive announcement of 2022’s SAY Award winner, who will walk away with their new coveted title and £20,000 first prize.

Two supporting prizes are also due to be recognised during the event – the Sound of Young Scotland Award and the Modern Scottish Classic Award. 

Find out more here, and book tickets for the event here.

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