RM Hubbert wins Scottish Album Of The Year Award

By | Published on Friday 21 June 2013

RM Hubbert

RM Hubbert picked up the Scottish Album Of The Year Award in Glasgow last night, winning 20 grand and the right to declare independence from the rest of British music. Hubbert took the prize for his record ‘Thirteen Lost & Found’, released through Chemikal Underground in early 2012.

Speaking for the judges, John Williamson, an Honorary Research Fellow with a music focus at Glasgow University, told CMU: “I have been involved on a number of these types of discussions before and I don’t think any of them have been as passionate or divisive as this one. All of the albums had supporters amongst the judges and the final decision was extremely close”.

He continued: “Among the things that impressed across the range of albums were the range of emotions and quality of songwriting. All of these are records made in a modern way without big budgets or big productions and all involved degrees of collaboration and community with other musicians from Scotland and beyond. In the view of the judges RM Hubbert’s album was the one that encapsulated and engaged the most”.

Commenting on his win, Hubbert himself added: “I am shocked and delighted at winning. I never expected it. It is testament to all my collaborators that we won”.