Place your bets: NI Music Prize shortlist unveiled

Malojian will be performing live at this year's NI Music Prize awards

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, priced £12.


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