Jim Carroll

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Bang those drums! Blow those trumpets! It’s the Choice Music Prize shortlist!

Here we go: the 10 albums on the Meteor Choice Music Prize shortlist for Irish Album of the Year 2011 are: And So I Watch You From Afar “Gangs” (Richter Collective) Bell X1 “Bloodless Coup” (Belly Up Records) Cashier No …

Wed, Jan 11, 2012, 15:15

   

Here we go: the 10 albums on the Meteor Choice Music Prize shortlist for Irish Album of the Year 2011 are:

And So I Watch You From Afar “Gangs” (Richter Collective)
Bell X1 “Bloodless Coup” (Belly Up Records)
Cashier No 9 “To The Death of Fun” (Bella Union)
Lisa Hannigan “Passenger” (Hoop)
The Japanese Popstars “Controlling Your Allegiance” (EMI)
Jape “Ocean of Frequency” (Music Is For Losers)
Patrick Kelleher & His Cold Dead Hands “Golden Syrup” (Osaka Records)
Pugwash “The Olympus Sounds” (EMI/1969 Records)
Tieranniesaur “Tieranniesaur” (Popical Island)
We Cut Corners “Today I Realised I Could Go Home Backwards” (Delphi)

The shortlist has been selected by a panel of 11 Irish music media lads and lasses. The guilty parties on this occasion and the ones to blame are:

Brian Adams (Today FM)
John Barker (98FM)
Stuart Clark (Hot Press)
Siobhan Maguire (Sunday Times)
Naomi McArdle (Harmless Noise)
Lauren Murphy (The Irish Times)
Nadine O’Regan (RTE/Phantom FM/Sunday Business Post)
Colm O’Sullivan (Red FM)
Ed Power (Irish Independent/Irish Examiner/Metro Herald)
Rigsy (BBC 1 Northern Ireland)
Penny Rose-Hart (RTE Radio 1)

Tony Clayton-Lea is the chairman of the judging panel and the dude who keeps all those egos in check.

The bits and pieces: the winning album will be selected by the judging panel at a live gig at the Olympia Theatre, Dublin on Thursday March 8 and tickets for the show go on sale on January 13 at €22.50 (plus TM fees) a pop. The winning act will receive €10,000, a prize fund which has been provided by the Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) and the Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA), and all the shortlisted acts will receive a specially-commissioned award, courtesy of the Recorded Artists Actors & Performers Ltd (RAAP). The live show will be broadcast live on Today FM in a special four hour extended programme during the Paul McLoone show.

NB: yes, I’m the co-founder of this yoke, but I am no longer involved in the project so youse can’t blame me for anything to do with this. Na-na-na-na-na

Now, on with the bunfight….