Neon Neon, Euros Childs, Race Horses and Sweet Baboo are among this year’s Welsh Music Prize shortlisted acts. The Welsh award, much like the British Mercury Prize, is given to the best album of the past year created by a Welsh-born or Wales-based artist.
2011′s inaugural trophy was handed to Gruff Rhys for Hotel Shampoo, while Future of the Left picked up last year’s accolade for their The Plot Against Common Sense album.
The full list for this year’s prize is as follows.
Euros Childs – Summer Special
Fist of the First Man – Fist of the First Man
Georgia Ruth – Week of Pines
Laurence Made Me Cry – The Diary of Me
Little Arrow – Wild Wishes
Metabeats – Caviar Crackle
Neon Neon – Praxis Makes Perfect
Race Horses – Furniture
Sweet Baboo – Ships
Trwbador – Trwbador
Winter Villains – February
Zervas and Pepper – Lifebringer