- 09 Sep 19
The Northern Irish Music Prize shortlist has been revealed ahead of a ceremony at the Ulster Hall this November.
The shortlists for the four categories of the NI Music Prize - Best album, Best single, Best Live Act and Oh Yeah Contender Award - were announced on BBC Radio Ulster's Across The Line Programme.
The shortlists were also shared on The Thin Air.
Ahead of the shortlist announcement, nominators were chosen from sectors including music journalism, radio, podcasts, blogs, festival and event programmers, music retail, promoters, live music venues, as well as key influencers from elsewhere in the arts. They were invited to contribute and 80 have now returned their votes for Best Live, Best Single, Best Album and The Oh Yeah Contender Award.
The Best Single and Best Live Act will be decided by a public vote (you can vote by going to thethinair.net).
You can find the shortlists for the four categories below:
Arvo Party – II
Beauty Sleep – Be Kind
Blue Whale – Process
Conor Mason – On The Surface
Cormac Neeson – White Feather
Pat Dam Smyth – The Last King
Runabay – Between The Lines
Ryan Vail and Elma Orkestra – Borders
Saint Sister – Shape of Silence
Sam Wickens – All I’ve Seen
Soak – Grim Town
Two Door Cinema Club – False Alarm
Oh Yeah Contender Pize
Strange New Places
The winner of The Oh Yeah Contender Award will receive a cash prize of £1,000 from the Oh Yeah Centre and the BBC is offering an opportunity to perform BBC Introducing Live, including travel and accommodation. Winners of Best Live and Best Single will be awarded a cash prize of £1,000 and the best album will receive £3,000.
Best Live Act
Ryan Vail & Elma Orkestra
Best Single Shortlist
Amy Montgomery – Tree Song
Brand New Friend – I Was An Astronaut
Bui – Something Else To Talk About
Documenta – The Blue Sleep
Hand Models – Banana
Jealous Of The Birds – Blue Eyes
Joshua Burnside – Desert Wine
Junk Drawer – Year Of The Sofa
Kitt Philippa – Grace
Kitt Philippa – You
New Pagans – It’s Darker
ROE – Down Days