Everyone at Chemikal Underground was delighted to learn that our very own RM Hubbert has been nominated for the Scottish Album of the Year Award (SAY 2017) Longlist on Wednesday 24th of May with his latest LP Telling The Trees. This is the third time Hubby has made the Longlist since the award started in 2011; in fact winning the award with 2012’s Thirteen Lost & Found long playing masterpiece.
The 20 strong Longlist was announced at the O2ABC in Glasgow by Nicola Meighan at an event that featured live music from previously nominated artists Steve Mason, Admiral Fallow and Mungo’s Hi Fi. Check out the full Longlist at the SAY Award website.
Chosen from almost 300 eligible albums, the Longlist was narrowed down by 100 impartial industry nominators. The Longlist will now be whittled down to a Shortlist of 10 – 1 of which to be chosen by the public via a 72-hour online vote (12-14 June), and the other 9 chosen by an independent panel of judges.
The SAY Award Shortlist will be announced on June 15th as part of a special BBC Radio Scotland Quay Session, before the award ceremony itself takes place on June 28th in the elegant surroundings of Paisley Town Hall.
Best of luck to all the nominated artists.
Here is what Hubby had to say on hearing of his nomination.
“I’m shocked, surprised and genuinely humbled to be Longlisted with Telling The Trees for this year’s SAY Award. Many thanks to the nominators for thinking of this weird wee record that my collaborators and I made.”