The twelve albums have been shortlisted ahead of the Northern Ireland Music Prize 2014. The winning album will be announced at a special awards night on November 15th at the Mandela Hall. A 70+ panel of Northern Irish industry experts were given the task of drawing up the shortlist which is:
Alana Henderson – Windfall
Ed Zealous – Wired
Little Matador – Little Matador
Malibu Shark Attack – Malibu Shark Attack
Mojo Fury – The Difference Between
More Than Conquerors – Everything I’ve Learnt
Rams Pocket Radio – Béton
Robyn G Shiels – The Blood Of The Innocents
Slomatics – Estron
Sullivan and Gold – For Foes
VerseChorusVerse – VerseChorusVerse
Wonder Villains – Rocky
Foy Vance was the worthy winner last year. Speaking after the awards he said: “What I love about it is it’s shedding a light on Northern Irish music. And the more people who know about that, the better.”
The night will conclude with a special presentation to the band Therapy?. They will be presented with an Oh Yeah Legend Award for their ground-breaking achievements. The band will then perform their 1994 ‘Troublegum’ album, which sold over a million copies and was shortlisted for a Mercury Prize.
The event will be the finale of the Sound of Belfast, programme, November 7-15.
Tickets are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/288297 priced at £12.00 plus booking fee.