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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?

Rusangano Family, one of our joint Albums of the Year from 2016.

Stream all the entrants at the website.

U2 join Sinead O’Connor, Damien Rice, Delorentos, James Vincent McMorrow, The Gloaming, We Cut Corners, Rip Tide Movement and Hozier on the shortlist for the 2015 Choice Music Awards [Irish album award].



Broadsheet friends Doris/Magee do a quick word association game with the Choice Music prize 2014 nominees.

Starring Lisa O’Neill, O Emperor, Bell X1, Villagers, And So I watched You From Afar, Little Green Cars and Girls Names.

The Choice Music prize winner is announced on Saturday night TONIGHT

O Emperor Favourites To Win Choice Music Prize (RTETen)



Viacar Strret, Dublin tonight.

John Gallen writes:

Villagers won….


What do you mean you ‘weren’t invited’?

The launch of the 2013 Choice Music Prize sponsored by Meteor tonight at 4 Dame Lane, Dublin, with host Tony Clayton Lea (pic 3) and shortlisted acts, from top: Soak, Gavin James and Heathers.

We then repaired to the bar to exercise a woman’s right to booze.

 Meteor Choice Music Prize 2012 Song of the Year shortlist announced (GoldenPlec)

Pics: Emily

Choice Music Prize nominees: The Coronas – Mark My Words;Delorentos – Care For; Glen Hansard – High Hopes; Heathers – Forget Me Knots; Gavin James – Say Hello; Kodaline; Le Galaxie ft. Elaine Mai – Love System; The Script – Hall Of Fame; SOAK – Sea Creatures; Villagers – Waves