Place your bets: NI Music Prize shortlist unveiled
THE runners for this year's NI Music Prize were announced this week, with albums from 12 homegrown acts in contention for the Oh Yeah-backed accolade.
This year's hopefuls are:
A Plastic Rose –Flickering Light of An Inner War
And So I Watch You From Afar – Heirs
Axis Of – The Mid Brae Inn
BeeMickSee – Belfast Yank
Ciaran Lavery & Ryan Vail – Sea Legs
Duke Special – Look Out Machines!
The Lost Brothers – New Songs Of Dawn And Dust
Malojian – Southlands
Not Squares – Bolts
Soak – Before We Forgot How To Dream
Therapy? – Disquiet
Tim Wheeler – Lost Domain
Contenders Malojian and Ciaran Lavery & Ryan Vail will be performing live at the awards ceremony on November 14 at The Mandela Hall, QUBSU, which will also feature a climactic set from the recipient of this year's Oh Yeah Legend Award, Neil 'The Divine Comedy' Hannon.
:: Tickets for the awards are on sale now via Eventbrite.com, priced £12.