SAY Award 2012

Winner
Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat / Everything’s Getting Older


Shortlist
Conquering Animal Sound / Kammerspiel
Happy Particles / Under Sleeping Waves
King Creosote & Jon Hopkins / Diamond Mine
Mogwai / Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
Mungo’s Hifi / Forward Ever
Remember Remember / The Quickening
Rustie / Glass Swords
Tommy Smith / Karma
Twin Atlantic / Free

Longlist
6th Borough Project / One Night In The Borough
Bwani Junction / Fully Cocked
Chris Stout / Brazillian Theory
FOUND / factorycraft
Fudge Fingas / Now About How
Jonny / Jonny
Muscles of Joy / Muscles of Joy
Richard Craig / Inward
Steve Mason & Dennis Bovell / Ghosts Outside
We Were Promised Jetpacks / In The Pit Of The Stomach

SAY Award 2013

Winner
RM Hubbert / Thirteen Lost & Found


Shortlist
Admiral Fallow / Tree Bursts In Snow
Django Django / Django Django
Human Don’t Be Angry / Human Don’t Be Angry
Karine Polwart / Traces
Lau / Race The Loser
Meursault / Something For The Weakened
Paul Buchanan / Mid Air
Stanley Odd / Reject
The Twilight Sad / No One Can Ever Know

Longlist
Auntie Flo / Future Rhythm Machine
Calvin Harris / 18 Months
Dam Mantle / Brothers Fowl
Duncan Chisholm / Affric
Emeli Sandé / Our Version of Events
Errors / Have Some Faith In Magic
Konrad Wiszniewski & Euan Stevenson / New Focus
Miaoux Miaoux / Light of the North
PAWS / Cokefloat!
The Unwinding Hours / Afterlives

SAY Award 2014

Winner
Young Fathers / Tape Two


Shortlist
Biffy Clyro / Opposites
Boards of Canada / Tomorrow’s Harvest
CHVRCHES / The Bones Of What You Believe
Edywn Collins / Understated
Hector Bizerk / Nobody Seen Nothing
Mogwai / Les Revenants
RM Hubbert / Breaks & Bone
Steve Mason / Monkey Minds In The Devil’s Time
The Pastels / Slow Summits

Longlist
Adam Holmes / Heirs and Graces
Adam Stafford / Imaginary Walls Collapse
Camera Obscura / Desire Lines
Dunedin Consort / J.S. Bach: Six Brandenburg Concertos
Frightened Rabbit / Pedestrian Verse
Kid Canaveral / Now That You Are A Dancer
Rick Redbeard / No Selfish Heart
Roddy Hart & The Lonesome Fire / (self-titled)
Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Berlioz: Les Nuit D’été
Scottish National Jazz Orchestra / In The Spirit Of Duke

SAY Award 2015

Winner
Kathryn Joseph / Bones You Have Thrown Me And Blood I’ve Spilled


Shortlist
Belle & Sebastian / Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance
Errors / Lease of Life
Happy Meals / Apéro
Honeyblood / Honeyblood
Paolo Nutini / Caustic Love
Paws / Youth Culture Forever
Slam / Reverse Proceed
The Amazing Snakeheads / Amphetamine Ballads
Young Fathers / DEAD

Longlist
Blue Rose Code / The Ballads of Peckham Rye
Fatherson / I Am An Island
Idlewild / Everything Ever Written
King Creosote / From Scotland With Love
Mike Vass / In The Wake Of Neil Gunn
Mogwai / Rave Tapes
The Phantom Band / Strange Friend
The Twilight Sad / Nobody Wants To Be Here And Nobody Wants To Leave
Treacherous Orchestra / Grind
Withered Hand / New Gods

SAY Award 2016

Winner
Anna Meredith / Varmints


Shortlist
Auntie Flo / Theory of Flo
C Duncan / Architect
CHVRCHES / Every Open Eye
Emma Pollock / In Search of Harperfield
FFS / FFS
Lau / The Bell That Never Rang
The Revenge / Love That Will Not Die
Steve Mason / Meet the Humans
Young Fathers / White Men Are Black Men Too

Longlist
Admiral Fallow / Tiny Rewards
Django Django / Born Under Saturn
Dunedin Consort / Bach Magnificat
Hector Bizerk / The Waltz of Modern Psychiatry
Hudson Mohawke / Lantern
Iain Morrison / Eas
Jarlath Henderson / Hearts Broken, Heads Turned
Miaoux Miaoux / School of Velocity
Primal Scream / Chaosmosis
Rachel Sermanni / Tied to the Moon