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IMPALA announces shortlist for European Independent Album Of The Year

By | Published on Thursday 30 January 2020

Little Simz

Pan-European indie labels trade group IMPALA has announced the nominees for this year’s European Independent Album Of The Year Award. Representing the UK, which remains European no matter what you say, is Little Simz with her latest album ‘Grey Area’.

“This is a great shortlist, with 22 nominees from all over the European continent”, comments IMPALA Executive Chair Helen Smith. “Our album award is an excellent discovery tool. It symbolises creativity without borders. Now it’s for the jury to decide [on an overall winner] and it is going to be a difficult task this year”.

You can listen to all the nominees in a handy playlist here:

Or you can just look at them in a boring old list like an idiot here…

5K HD – High Performer (Austria)
Apparat – LP5 (Germany)
Bernays Propaganda – Vtora Mladost, Treta Svetska Vojna (Macedonia)
Buč Kesidi – Euforija (Serbia)
Erlend Ropstad – Brenn Siste Brevet (Norway)
Goodbye Darjeeling – Total Confusion (Hungary)
J.R. August – Dangerous Waters (Croatia)
Jesse Markin – Folk (Finland)
Kayakata – Sadaa (Georgia)
Kiko Veneno – Sombrero Roto (Spain)
Little Simz – Grey Area (UK)
Miramar – Miramar (Portugal)
PNL – Deux Frères (France)
Sarah Klang – Creamy Blue (Sweden)
Seine – 22″ (Croatia)
Snelle – Vierentwintig (The Netherlands)
The Valerie Solanas – The Return Of Jesus Christ (Belgium)
The Young Gods – Data Mirage Tangram (Switzerland)
Trentemøller – Obverse (Denmark)
Tribes Of The City – Rust And Gold (Latvia)
Ultimo – Colpa Delle Favole (Italy)
Vladimír Mišík – Jednou Tě Potkám (Czech Republic)