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Future Of The Left awarded Welsh Music Prize 2012

18 October 2012, 20:29 | Written by Luke Morgan Britton


Future Of The Left have been crowned the second recipients of the Welsh Music Prize this evening (18 October).

The group were handed the accolade at a ceremony at Cardiff’s Swn festival for their latest record, The Plot Against Common Sense, pipping the likes of Los Campesinos! and Cate Le Bon to the post.

The Welsh award, like the British Mercury Prize, is given each year to the best album of the past year created by a Welsh-born or Wales-based act.

Last October’s inaugural trophy was handed to Gruff Rhys for Hotel Shampoo.

The list of this year’s shortlist was as below:

Bright Light Bright LightMake Me Believe in Hope
Cate Le BonCYRK
Cowbois Rhos BotwnnogDraw Dros Y Mynydd
Exit_InternationalBlack Junk
Future of the LeftThe Plot Against Common Sense
Huw M.Gathering Dusk
IsletIlluminated People
Jodie MarieMountain Echo
Kids in Glass HousesIn Gold Blood
KutosisFanatical Love
Los Campesinos!Hello Sadness
Truckers of HuskAccelerated Learning

Future of the Left are based in Cardiff and originally formed from previous bands mclusky and Jarcrew.

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