Choice Music Prize nominees

Details after the jump…

The Choice Music Prize shortlist for Irish Album of the Year 2007 was announced in Dublin this evening (Wednesday, January 9) exclusively on Today FM’s Pet Sounds show.It is as follows (artists in alphabetical order):
Adrian Crowley “Long Distance Swimmer” (Tin Angel)
Cathy Davey “Tales Of Silversleeve” (EMI)
Delorentos “In Love With Detail” (Cottage)
Dry County “Unexpected Falls” (Lazybird)
The Flaws “Achieving Vagueness” (Arrivals)
David Geraghty “Kill Your Darlings” (Decal)
Kila “Gambler’s Ballet” (Kila Records)
Roisin Murphy “Overpowered” (EMI)
Stanley Super 800 “Louder & Clearer” (Sofa)
Super Extra Bonus Party “Super Extra Bonus Party” (Alphabet Set)
 
And the judges are:
Brian Boyd (The Irish Times)
Michael Carr (Cork 96FM and Cork Independent)
Ronan Casey (Westmeath Examiner)
Alan Corr (RTE Guide)
Dan Hegarty (2FM)
Anne Marie Kelly (Today FM)
Sheena McGinley (Entertainment.ie)
Una Mullally (Sunday Tribune and the Una Rocks blog)
Paul McClean (BBC Northern Ireland)
Nadine O’Regan (Sunday Business Post, Phantom FM and blogger)
Leagues O’Toole (Foggy Notions)
Jon Richards (Galway Bay FM)


The overall Album of the Year will be selected by this judging panel at the Choice Music Prize event at Vicar Street, Dublin on Wednesday February 27th. The event will be live on Today FM as part of a “Tom Dunne Presents The Choice Music Prize” special broadcast.
 
The winning act will receive 10,000 euros, a prize fund which has been provided by the Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) and the Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA).
 
The act will also receive a specially commissioned award, courtesy of the Recorded Artists And Performers Ltd (RAAP).
 
Tickets for the Choice Music Prize live event will go on sale from all Ticketmaster outlets on Monday January 14th, priced 27 euros including booking fee.
 
Full information on the acts that will be performing at the live event will be announced later this month.

ACTS & ALBUMS:
You can find out more about the act and hear music from their albums at the
following websites:
 
Adrian Crowley “Long Distance Swimmer” (Tin Angel)
http://www.myspace.com/adriancrowley

Cathy Davey “Tales Of Silversleeve” (EMI)
http://www.myspace.com/cathydavey

Delorentos “In Love With Detail” (Cottage)
http://www.delorentos.net

Dry County “Unexpected Falls” (Lazybird)
http://www.myspace.com/drycounty05

The Flaws “Achieving Vagueness” (Arrivals)
http://www.theflaws.com

David Geraghty “Kill Your Darlings” (Decal)
http://www.davidgeraghty.com

Kila “Gambler’s Ballet” (Kila Records)
http://www.kila.ie

Roisin Murphy “Overpowered” (EMI)
http://roisin.paperheads.co.uk/

Stanley Super 800 “Louder & Clearer” (Sofa)
http://www.stanleysuper800.com

Super Extra Bonus Party “Super Extra Bonus Party” (Alphabet Set)
http://www.superextrabonusparty.com/

ABOUT THE CHOICE MUSIC PRIZE:
The Choice Music Prize – Irish Album of the Year – was established to celebrate and acknowledge the work of Irish musicians.
 
Every single year, hundreds of albums are released by Irish artists in every genre, from indie, trad and pop to electronic and jazz.
 
The Choice Music Prize aims to highlight those albums which deserve some extra time in the spotlight and, ultimately, to select the album which best sums up the year in Irish music
 
Instead of using sales or airplay as criteria, the Choice Music Prize focuses, simply and solely, on the music.
 
This is the Choice Music Prize’s third year in operation. The first Choice Music Prize was won by Julie Feeney for her self-released “13 Songs” debut. She subsequently signed to Sony-BMG and will commence recording her second
album (her first for Sony-BMG) in the spring.
 
The Choice Music Prize for Irish Album of the Year 2006 was won by The Divine Comedy for the “Victory for the Comic Muse” album.
 
The Choice Music Prize is co-ordinated by Dave Reid and Jim Carroll. Jim Carroll will be the judging panel’s non-voting chairman.

http://www.choicemusicprize.com
http://www.myspace.com/choicemusicprize

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