The shortlist for the recently-rechristened RTÉ Choice Music Prize is out.
Previous winners in recent years have included SOAK, The Gloaming and Villagers, with former gong-holders including The Divine Comedy, Two Door Cinema Club and Jape.
This year’s shortlist:
All Tvvins – IIVV (Warner Music)
Bantum – Move (Self Released)
Wallis Bird – Home (Mount Silver / Caroline International)
The Divine Comedy – Foreverland (Divine Comedy Records)
Lisa Hannigan – At Swim (Hoop Recordings)
Katie Kim – Salt (Art For Blind Records)
James Vincent McMorrow – We Move (Faction Records)
Overhead, The Albatross – Learning to Growl (Self Released)
Rusangano Family – Let The Dead Bury The Dead (Self Released)
We Cut Corners – The Cadences Of Others (Delphi)
To mark the occasion, RTÉ 2fm is playing all Irish music, all day, until midnight, with a CMP special at 8pm.
By the way – Broadsheet’s tip for the top?