photo by Stephanie Gibson
Kid Canaveral are longlisted for the 2013 Scottish Album of the Year Award, for their second full-length set Now That You Are A Dancer. Oooh ya dancer! The 72-hour popular voting window is currently open - in which time members of the public can help pick one artist from the longlist of 20 to progress to the shortlist of 10. The voting window is open until midnight on Wed, May 28. That's tonight! GET VOTING!
To help remind you of everything that's great about Kid Canaveral and Now That You Are A Dancer, we present the superb new video for the track 'Skeletons', directed by Richie Morgan (PLEASE SHARE!). The final single from NTYAAD, 'Skeletons' is set for release on Lost Map Records as a postcard download on Jun 9. Kid Canaveral will close the curtain on a hugely successful album campaign - which has included sold-out events Christmas Baubles and the Valentine's Day Lumber Party - with an intimate show at Broadcast, Glasgow on Fri Jul 4, with special guests TBA.
Here's David from the band with more info on all the news ...
How are you doing?
I’m VERY excited to tell you that we’ve been long-listed for the Scottish Album of the Year Award. In their own words:
The Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award is a prestigious and exciting arts prize developed by the Scottish Music Industry Association to celebrate, promote and reward the most outstanding albums released by Scottish artists between January and December of the previous calendar year. Inaugurated in partnership with Creative Scotland, The SAY Award promotes a longlist of twenty albums which, in turn, is reduced to a shortlist of ten in advance of the award ceremony when the winner is announced.
With a first prize of £20,000, nine runners-up prizes of £1,000 and an Art Commission valued at £20,000, The SAY Award is a hugely ambitious arts prize that reflects the cultural importance of music in Scotland, celebrates its links with the visual arts and rewards the extraordinary wealth of artistic talent we seem to effortlessly produce on an annual basis.
The SAY Award this year, has been an SMIA production in partnership with Creative Scotland, PPL and Clyde Gateway.
The shortlist of 10 albums will be announced on Thursday 29 May, nine of which will be chosen by a panel of judges, with the tenth being voted for by the public. We’d be absolutely delighted if you’d take the time to click on the following link and vote for us:http://www.sayaward.com/the-albums The voting is open from 12.01am on Monday 26 May and will close at 11.59pm on Wednesday 28 May.
If we won, we’d spend the money wisely. All at once. In Oddbins.
We’d make another album. With an orchestra. On the International Space Station. With Brian Eno.
Plus we've got a brand new video for you. It's for the last single from the album, Skeletons, and was directed by Richie Morgan. It was described yesterday as like "the Bohemian Rhapsody one, except with skeletons in it" which we were rather pleased about.
We’re also going to be doing an intimate show in Glasgow on 4 July. Stick the date in your diaries and we’ll tell you more about it in the very near future.
i) I hope you’re all grand
ii) Please, if it takes your fancy, vote for our album Now That You Are a Dancer on the SAY Award Website from one minute past Midnight (12.01am) on Monday 26 May (the polls are open as you read this) and encourage anybody who you know who is fond of us to do so too, until 11.59pm on Tuesday 27 May.
iii) Watch our new video and marvel at the fluorescence of it all.
iv) We’re doing a wee show at Broadcast in Glasgow on 4 July. Stick the date on your wall planner.