Franz Ferdinand, Mogwai, Neon Waltz, Young Fathers on longlist for 2018 Scottish Album Of The Year

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Neon Waltz playing live at the Bristol Thekla (Jessica Bartolini for Live4ever)

Franz Ferdinand, Mogwai, Neon Waltz and Young Fathers are on a cracking longlist for the 2018 Scottish Album Of The Year Award.

A week on from the Mercury Prize announcement, when all of the aforementioned acts missed out, Franz Ferdinand will be hoping for a place among the final ten before the ceremony at Paisley Town Hall on September 6th, while Young Fathers should be a strong favourite for the £20,000 prize thanks to Cocoa Sugar.

2018 Scottish Album Of The Year longlist:

Adam Holmes and The Embers – Midnight Milk
BABE – Kiss & Tell
Best Girl Athlete – Best Girl Athlete
Blue Rose Code – The Water of Leith
Catholic Action – In Memory Of
Chris Stout and Catriona McKay – Bare Knuckle
Elephant Sessions – All We Have Is Now
Franz Ferdinand – Always Ascending
Golden Teacher – No Luscious Life
Happy Meals (now known as Free Love) – Full Ashram Devotional Ceremony (Volumes IV – VI)
Karine Polwart with Pippa Murphy – A Pocket of Wind Resistance
Kobi Onyame – Gold
Martha Ffion – Sunday Best
Mogwai – Every Country’s Sun
Neon Waltz – Strange Hymns
Out Lines – Conflats
Pronto Mama – Any Joy
Siobhan Wilson – There Are No Saints
The Spook School – Could It Be Different
Young Fathers – Cocoa Sugar

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