Dead Albatross Music Prize

Dead Albatross Music PrizeThe Dead Albatross Music Prize, which celebrates the best of the underground music scene, has announced its 2016 shortlist.

The list was revealed on the Reel Rebels radio show on Tuesday 7 September and judging will now take place ahead of the winner being announced on 26 October 2016.

2016 Dead Albatross Music Prize Shortlist

  • Anxiety – Anxiety (La Vida Es Un Mus Discos)
  • Bruxa Maria – Human Condition (Extreme Ultimate)
  • Dog Chocolate – Snack Fans (Upset the Rhythm)
  • Ela Orleans – Circles of Upper and Lower Hell (Night School Records)
  • Family Atlantica – Cosmic Unity (Soundway Records)
  • Floating Points – Elaenia (Pluto)
  • Gaika – Security (self-released)
  • Girl Band – Holding Hands With Jamie (Rough Trade)
  • Golden Teacher – First Three EPs (Rough Trade)
  • Gonzo – Dies Irae (Discrepant)
  • Graham Dunning – Auxon (Seagrave)
  • Heather Leigh – I Abused Animal (Ideologic Organ)
  • Matthew Collings – A Requiem for Edward Snowden (Denovali Records)
  • Melt Yourself Down – Last Evenings on Earth (The Leaf Label)
  • Miss Red – Murder (self-released)
  • Onoe Caponoe – Spells From The Cyclops (High Focus Records)
  • Richie Brains – Who Is Richie Brains (Exit Records)
  • Yeah You – Id Vendor (Slip Imprint)
  • VA [Cease & Desist] DIY! – Cult Classics from the Post-Punk Era 1978-82 (Optimo Music)
  • VA Trevor Jackson Presents… – Science Fiction Dancehall Classics (On-U Sound)

The prize is judged by music industry folk (including Louder Than War editor Sarah Lay) and the music-loving public can also vote, with a portion of the scoring being attributed to them.

Last year’s winner was Annabel (lee) with Ibibio Sound Machine winning in 2014 and Ela Orleans in 2013.


The winner of the Dead Albatross Music Prize 2016 is announced on 26 October 2016. Find out more about it and the shortlisted entries at the website where you can also get involved in voting.

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