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The SAY Award 2017: Live at the Longlist

Admiral Fallow, Steve Mason (acoustic) and Mungo’s Hi-Fi to perform at ‘Live at the Longlist’, a brand new event exclusively announcing The SAY Award 2017 Longlist.

On Wednesday 24th May, The SAY (Scottish Album of the Year) Award 2017 Longlist will be revealed in front of a live audience at Glasgow’s O₂ ABC. Home to The SAY Award ceremony back in 2015, the venue welcomes the Award back for this new ticketed event where SAY Award alumni Admiral FallowSteve Mason (acoustic) and Mungo’s Hi Fi will perform live, and 20 outstanding Scottish albums will be announced as The SAY Award 2017 Longlist. Each of these 20 albums will be in the running for the £20,000 grand prize, as well as the coveted title of Scottish Album of the Year 2017.

Tickets are available here

Robert Kilpatrick, Projects and Operations Manager at the Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA), said:

“To announce this year’s SAY Award Longlist, we’re delighted to introduce this fantastic new live music event in Glasgow, allowing music fans to engage with the award more than ever before. Admiral Fallow, Steve Mason and Mungo’s Hi Fi have each been celebrated through previous SAY Award campaigns for fantastic album releases, so what better way to announce this year’s top 20 albums than by inviting them to play at ‘Live at the Longlist’, a new event celebrating great Scottish albums both old and new”.

Compelling singer-songwriter Steve Mason was Shortlisted in 2016 for his album “Meet the Humans”, 2014 for “Monkey Minds in The Devils Time”, and Longlisted in 2012 for “Ghosts Outside” with Dennis Bovell. “Meet the Humans”, Steve’s latest album, is an eclectic mix of dance, pop, folk, dub and deep house influences. His last Glasgow show at the Art School in October was a sell out, so this is an un-missable opportunity to see him play.

Glaswegian chamber popsters Admiral Fallow formed in 2007 and released their adored debut album “Boots Met My Face” in 2011, and its widely acclaimed successor, “Tree Bursts In Snow“, the following year (Shortlisted for The SAY Award 2013). Their extraordinary third record, “Tiny Rewards” received many plaudits since its release in May 2015, and was Longlisted for the SAY Award in 2016. Heartbreakingly beautiful, sonically audacious and lyrically bewitching, it heralds a true progression in the band’s creative approach.

Back in 2012, Glaswegian based production house Mungo’s Hi Fi were shortlisted for the inaugural SAY Award with “Forward Ever”. Having built themselves a refreshing reputation for open-minded no-rules sound, they transform reggae, ska and dubstep into loud cyber-esque rhythms. They will be joined by reggae MC, YT, to perform a live DJ set at ‘Live at the Longlist’.