2016 Choice Music Prize Shortlist Announced


With The Gloaming proving well-deserved victors last time round, the shortlist for this year’s Choice Music Prize has been announced. Set to be selected by an industry judging panel at Dublin’s Vicar Street on Thursday, March 3, the following albums are all vying for the prize:

Girl BandHolding Hands with Jamie (Rough Trade)
HamsandwicHStories From The Surface (Route 109A Records)
Gavin JamesBitter Pill (Warner Music Ireland)
JapeThis Chemical Sea (Faction Records)
Le GalaxieLe Club (Universal Music Ireland)
Colm Mac Con IomaireAnd Now The Weather (Plateau)
Roisin MurphyHairless Toys (PIAS)
SoakBefore We Forgot How To Dream (Rough Trade)
VillagersDarling Arithmetic (Domino)
Young WonderBirth (Feel Good Lost)

Held in association with IMRO and IRMA, the winning act will, as ever, walk away with €10,000.

Check out our Choice Music Prize Spotify playlist below.

is the editor of The Thin Air. Talk to him about Philip Glass and/or follow him on Twitter @brianconey.