GIT Award shortlist announced

By | Published on Tuesday 19 March 2013

GIT Award

The shortlist for this year’s GIT Award, aka the ‘Scouse Mercury’, which celebrates the best new music from Liverpool, has been announced. Now in its second year, the final twelve acts vying for the overall winning position in 2013 include Stealing Sheep, Wave Machine and Baltic Fleet.

Says the award’s founder, Peter Guy: “This year’s shortlist represents a city at the height of its musical powers few could hope to match. Finalising this year’s twelve artists was a colossal task as new Liverpool music is at a creative zenith, however, the judges feel the nominees provide a definitive picture of the diversity, profound musicianship and rich talent emanating out of Merseyside”.

The winner will be announced at a ceremony at Leaf in Liverpool on 19 Apr. But for now, here are the twelve finalists:

Baltic Fleet
By The Sea
Nadine Carina
Dan Croll
John Heckle
Tyler Mensah
Stealing Sheep
Wave Machines