Choice Music Prize 2014 Shortlist Revealed


Now in its ninth year, the shortlist for the Meteor Choice Music Prize has been announced.

Including the long overdue comeback albums from genre-defining shoegaze My Bloody Valentine, the breakthrough second album from Belfast-based four-piece Girls Names and the Mercury Prize-nominated {Awayland} by Dublin’s Villagers, the winner of the ten-act shortlist will be announced at Dublin’s Vicar Street on Thursday, February 27.

Check out the full nominations below:

And So I Watch You From AfarAll Hail Bright Futures (Sargent House)
Bell X1Chop Chop (Belly Up Records)
Girls NamesThe New Life (Tough Love)
KodalineIn A Perfect World (Sony Music)
Little Green CarsAbsolute Zero (Universal Music)
Mano Le ToughChanging Days (Permanent Vacation)
My Bloody ValentineMBV (MBV Records)
O EmperorVitreous (Big Skin)
Lisa O’ NeillSame Cloth or Not (Song Seeds Records)
Villagers{Awayland} (Domino)

Previous winners of the prize – which comes with a tidy €10,000 – include Jape, Two Door Cinema Club and The Divine Comedy.

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