For the 7th year in a row, a panel of people from the heart of Wales nominated their favourites twelve albums from their native lands. From this list, only one would be voted as the best of the year. 2017 is not an exception for the emerging and established talents coming from this area.
Who will be following last year’s Meylir Jones’ steps?
Again, the panel curated by Huw Stephens amongst many others made an eclectic selection for the shortlist. From rock to pop passing by some electronic and even hard-metallic vibes, the Welsh music is healthy at the moment.
Here’s the full lists of nominees:
Baby Queens – ‘Baby Queens’
Bendith – ‘Bendith’
Cotton Wolf – ‘Life in Analogue’
The Gentle Good – ‘Ruins/Adfeilion’
Georgia Ruth – ‘Fossil Scale’
Gruff Rhys – ‘Set Fire To The Stars’
H Hawkline – ‘I Romanticize’
HMS Morris – ‘Interior Design’
Kelly Lee Owens – ‘Kelly Lee Owens’
Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard – ‘Y Proffwyd Dwyll’
Sweet Baboo – ‘Wild Imagination’
Toby Hay – ‘The Gathering’
Who’ll win? What are your best bets?
The award ceremony will take place on October 20th in Cardiff.