Boards of Canada
Let’s hope to christ Young Fathers win this. Excluding Hector Bizerk, this could not be a more obvious shortlist of A list Scottish musicians. Not to say I do not love some of the acts on this list – Mogwai one of my all time favourite bands – but what is exciting, innovative or fresh about this list? Same old, same old. I am also hugely disappointed at the exclusion of the excellent Adam Stafford record from the shortlist. Adam has always been a fresh, exciting talent and so it’s a shame that he cannot squeeze on ahead of Biffy Clyro (or Mogwai) – who really don’t need the support of the SAY Awards, in my opinion. I wish somebody would start a compeitition that was genuinely aimed at new, fresh and exciting music and could not include the work of superstars like Biffy…and I actually love Biffy.