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Welsh Music Prize shortlist announced

By | Published on Friday 9 September 2016

Welsh Music Prize

The shortlist for this year’s Welsh Music Prize has been announced. The Mercury-like award selects the twelve albums released by Welsh artists in the last twelve months that are indisputably better than any others. So don’t try disputing this list.

“This is an incredibly strong shortlist for the Welsh Music Prize”, says organiser John Rostron. “Twelve very different records, made by some well established artists and some new emerging stars with songs that embrace a whole host of genres, sounds and influences. Congratulations to them all. So many great albums are being released from Wales at the moment – it’s a really good time to be listening to new music and finding some new favourites”.

And here is that list:

9Bach – Anian
Alun Gaffey – Alun Gaffey
Cate Le Bon – Crab Day
Climbing Trees – Borders
Datblygu – Porwr Trallod
Meilyr Jones – 2013
Plu – Tir A Golau
Right Hand Left Hand – Right Hand Left Hand
Simon Love – It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time
Skindred – Volume
Swnami – Swnami
The Anchoress – Confessions Of A Romance Novelist

The winner will be announced on 24 Nov.