Hooton Tennis Club, Bill Ryder-Jones, Stealing Sheep up for 2016 GIT Award

 Rachel King

Rachel King

The music of Liverpool will be celebrated for a fifth year by the GIT Award on Saturday, May 14th.

On that date, this year’s nominees (which include Hooton Tennis Club, Stealing Sheep and Bill Ryder-Jones) will be performing at Constellations on Greenland Street in Liverpool before the winner is picked.

“Reaching this year’s 12 shortlist was by far the hardest yet – and it’s a testament to the hard work, creativity and imagination of those musicians who ply their trade on our doorsteps each and every week – we’re very lucky to have them,” says GIT Award founder and chair of judges, Peter Guy. “I’m hugely excited for our event at Constellations on May 14 – it’s going to be quite something.”

“What a list! Where else would apocalyptic face-warping deathcore sit so comfortably alongside concise dayglo indie, streamlined R&B and motorik psych-pop? After weeks of delicate negotiation, patient listening and passionate (mostly polite) conflict,” adds BBC 6Music DJ Jon Hillcock.

“Here are twelve examples of how and why forward-thinking music Merseyside is thriving.”

GIT Award 2016 shortlisted acts:

Clean Cut Kid
Dragged Into Sunlight
Hooton Tennis Club
L U M E N
MiC LOWRY
Mugstar
RongoRongo
Bill Ryder-Jones
Stealing Sheep
Trudy
TVAM
The Vryll Society

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