youngfathersayTHE public vote for the Scottish Album of the Year Award (SAY) is now open for the next 72 hours. The public vote is live until Wednesday 27th May 2015 midnight. The album receiving the most public votes secures one of ten shortlist places, with the other nine being decided by the twelve-strong judging panel.

The SAY Shortlist will be announced on Thursday 28th May with the ten albums going forward to the award ceremony on Wednesday 17th June at the O2 ABC Glasgow.  The judging panel will reconvene at the ceremony and decide which album is to be named The Scottish Album of the Year.

The 20 strong longlist have streamed their nominated albums in full via the SAY website over the last few weeks. The list, which will be halved in the next 72 hours, is an eclectic and strong mix of Scottish talent from the well-known to the underground.

The 2014 prize went to Young Fathers, who find themselves nominated in the 2015 longlist. The band went on to win the 2014 Mercury Music Prize in addition.

Vote for your favourite album via the SAY Website. Read our lowdown of the The 2015 longlist in a previous feature and check out the nominated bands below:

Belle & Sebastian – Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance
Blue Rose Code – The Ballads Of Peckham Rye
Errors – Lease Of Life
Fatherson – I Am An Island
Happy Meals – Apéro
Honeyblood – Honeyblood
Idlewild – Everything Ever Written
Kathryn Joseph – Bones You Have Thrown Me And Blood I’ve Spilled
King Creosote – From Scotland With Love
Mike Vass – In The Wake Of Neil Gunn
Mogwai – Rave Tapes
Paolo Nutini – Caustic Love
PAWS – Youth Culture Forever
Slam – Reverse Proceed
The Amazing Snakeheads – Amphetamine Ballads
The Phantom Band – Strange Friend
The Twilight Sad – Nobody Wants To Be Here And Nobody Wants To Leave
Treacherous Orchestra – Grind
Withered Hand – New Gods
Young Fathers – DEAD