The 2021 SAY Award longlist is made up of 20 albums all released during the COVID-19 pandemic, and was narrowed down from 327 eligible records by a panel of 100 music industry nominators.
Biffy Clyro, Mogwai, Joesef, The Ninth Wave, Arab Strap, Lizzie Reid, Erland Cooper and more made this year's longlist, which will soon become a shortlist of 10 albums following a 72-hour online public vote from 27-29 September.
2021 SAY Award longlist:
Biffy Clyro said of makinng the longlist, "We are delighted to have made the Longlist for The SAY Award with A Celebration of Endings, alongside some incredible albums from the last year. We're really proud of this record and we want to thank those involved for the nomination. We hope to see you all soon!"
Mogwai added, "We are immensely proud to be included in this year’s SAY Award Longlist alongside so many other great Scottish albums."