Congratulations to Young Fathers for winning the SAY Award 2018 with their album Cocoa Sugar. This prestigious prize is produced by the Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA), and partnered not only by TicketWeb but Renfrewshire Council,, Creative Scotland, Harviestoun Brewery, PPL and Help Musicians Scotland (Charity Partner). 

Robert Kilpatrick, general manager at Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA), said: "Cocoa Sugar is a fantastic, world-class record, which showcases the band's incredible song writing talent and musicianship. They continue to go from strength to strength, defying expectations and creating some of the best music to have come out of Scotland. A truly well-deserved win from an outstanding, crucially important Scottish act."

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The nine other shortlisted albums each won a £1,000 prize and they were:

  • BABE: Kiss & Tell
  • Best Girl Athlete: Best Girl Athlete
  • Franz Ferdinand: Always Ascending (Public vote winner)
  • Golden Teacher: No Luscious Life
  • Karine Polwart With Pippa Murphy: A Pocket Of Wind Resistance
  • Kobi Onyame: Gold
  • Mogwai: Every Country's Sun
  • Out Lines: Conflats
  • Siobhan Wilson: There Are No Saints

Here's the full SAY Award 2018 long list:

  • 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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