The nominees have been revealed for this year’s Welsh Music Prize.
With a ceremony planned for Cardiff’s Coal Exchange on 7th November, artists up for the gong include former winners Gwenno and Gruff Rhys, Manic Street Preachers, Boy Azooga and Astroid Boys.
There are also nods for Alex Dingley, Bryde, Eugene Capper & Rhodri Brooks, Catrin Finsh & Seckou Keita, Mellt, Seazoo and Toby Hay.
Co-founder of the award Hew Stephens explains: “It’s another eclectic and electrifying nominations list that the jurors have put forward. The judges will now listen to the twelve excellent albums and decide on a winner. These albums have found audiences worldwide, the musicians are incredible talented ambassadors for Wales and this year’s Welsh Music Prize proves that creativity in music from Wales is at an all time high.”
The nominees in full read:
Astroid Boys – Broke
Boy Azooga – 1, 2, Kung Fu
Bryde – Like an Island
Eugene Capper and Rhodri Brooks – Pontvane
Alex Dingley – Beat the Babble
Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita – Soar
Gwenno – Le Kov
Toby Hay – The Longest Day
Manic Street Preachers – Resistance Is Futile
Mellt – Mae’n Hawdd Pan Ti’n Ifanc
Gruff Rhys – Babelsberg
Seazoo – Trunks